A New Deal For Appalachia

Speakers at the January 12th ReImagine Appalachia Strategy Summit describe their policy blueprint for creating a New Deal – a green economy with good paying jobs in Appalachia, followed by comments from the mayors of Pittsburgh and Huntington who support a “Marshall Plan for Middle America” to redevelop the Ohio River Valley region. Several of […]

Black Lives Matter In KY

This episode focuses on black lives and why they matter for all of us. First, an interview with Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott who describes Breonna’s Law, legislation she filed in response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville last March. She also talks of her hopes for building a movement of Kentuckians […]

Chronic Empathy Needed To End Racism

Pastor Edward L. Palmer addresses the issue of racism, which he describes as a policy failure, and the differing impact that Kentucky state policies often have on juveniles, African Americans and other People of Color. He also identifies proposed legislation that would increase racial justice and improve the juvenile justice system in Kentucky. Palmer pastors […]

Tiffany Scott: Take That First Step

Diabetes prevention is possible. “Here in our area, nobody’s alone with diabetes. Any street corner you turn down, every grocery store aisle, every church pew— you know, you’ve probably got somebody sitting right there with you who is battling it, or a close family member who is,” says Tiffany Scott. But, she adds, the Appalachians […]