Education & the Internet: Key to Rural Future?

Educators, librarians and students from throughout East Kentucky talk about how using the Internet and going online is increasingly an essential part of teaching and learning here in the mountains, the challenges when schools and students don’t have quality broadband, and what access to the latest technology could mean to the future of our students […]

Using Ingenuity & Internet to Stay on the Farm

A video portrait of Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton, farmers in Scott County, Virginia, who have used the Internet to create a thriving market for their invention, the Avian Aqua Miser. This innovative device provides a steady source of water to chickens without creating an unsanitary mess. Their story underlines the importance of access to […]

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part One of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about how the idea of prisons as economic development first came to the mountains in the 1980s.

Prison Progress: a WMMT Radio Documentary

Part Two of Prison Progress, a WMMT radio documentary series on the rapid growth of new prisons in the coalfields of Central Appalachia.  In this episode we’ll hear about what happened in our neighboring counties after the prisons opened.