To Thrive We Have To Fight

As 2020 was coming to an end, Kentuckians were experiencing unemployment, food insecurity, and housing evictions due to the coronavirus, and frightened about the looming cut off of many aid programs that were passed as part of the CARES Act last spring. At this Dec. 3 press conference many shared their stories. Although a federal aid package was approved at the last minute, concerns remain about whether it will be enough to help so many in need. The show concludes with an interview with Jessica Wilkerson and Tom Martin of WEKU’s “Eastern Standard” about her book “To Live Here You Have To Fight: How Women Led Appalachian Movements for Social Justice.”

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