Coal Miners Must Stay Vigilant

Dr. Brandon Crum from United Medical Group and Rebecca Shelton from Appalachian Citizens’ Law Center describe the efforts underway in eastern Kentucky to help protect miners with black lung and other respiratory diseases who are especially vulnerable to COVID-19. Speaking at the June 10th meeting of the WV Association of Black Lung Clinics, Dr. Crum […]

Cecil Roberts: Miners Moved Congress

On June 12, Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, was the final speaker at the 2020 West Virginia Association of Black Lung Clinics annual conference. Roberts began his remarks with a video clip of former miners testifying before the House Education and Labor Committee in June 2019 about contracting black lung […]

Census: Not Too Late To Be Counted

Money and power, that’s what the 2020 Census count will determine for each of our communities. The Census count is currently underway, yet eastern Kentuckians have been slow to respond. Rachelle Seger from the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, KY State Rep. Angie Hatton, and the US Census Bureau’s Michelle Elison talk about why it […]

More Than Mail – Rural Postal Service Threatened

This story was originally produced in December 2011 when rural mail service was threatened and many post offices were scheduled for closure. With the U.S. Postal Service again threatened, we bring back this report on the importance of the Post Office to so many in rural communities. (12-15-2011) As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial […]