Sharing Stories of Opportunities & Challenges for Diversifying Appalachia's Economy & Renewing Her Communities


EDA Dir. Jay Williams: Youngstown Story Similar to East Kentucky

September 27, 2016

“Big Ideas Fest” featured speaker says Youngstown, OH had to look at assets and diversify after steel industry gone, like mining decline in Appalachia....

Appalachian Youth Envision Their Future

September 14, 2016

~~The 2016 Appalachian Media Institute interns speak about their experiences in this year’s Summer Documentary Institute and thoughts about the region and their futures...

Farmacy Increases Health, Local Foods Economy

WMMT visits the Letcher County Farmers’ Market in Whitesburg, KY where an innovative program called Farmacy is improving health and getting nationwide attention.  Formed through...

Appal-TREE Cooking Classes Increase Healthy Eating

December 28, 2015

Many Americans don’t have reliable access to affordable, nutritious food, and sometimes lack knowledge in how to prepare healthy meals. In much of Appalachia, including...

Appalachian Culture as Hub for Growth

July 8, 2016

Can artists, dancers, actors, musicians and creative thinkers of all varieties contribute to the economic rebuilding of our Appalachian communities?  WMMT’s Kelli Haywood looked...

Clinch River Protection to Boost Local Economy

March 19, 2013

Though we often hear in the coalfields that job creation and environmental protection are two things that cant happen at the same time, a...

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