Dean Hill Photography: Shooting Local Going Global

Rural communities nationwide are far more likely than their urban counterparts to have slower download speeds, only one choice in provider and a lack of adequate broadband infrastructure. Yet in places like eastern Kentucky, the economic future of the region depends greatly on closing this digital divide. Dean and Karen Hill run Dean Hill photography […]

Mountain Talk – Farmers Markets and Growing a Local Food Economy

Hosted by Sylvia Ryerson – With the growing season underway,now is the time to enjoy the fresh local produce of our mountains. On this week’s Mountain Talk we talked about where we can get it – at the farmers’ markets throughout our region.  We heard from guests Todd Howard, Carrie Troud, Martin Richards and Carmen Cantrell about some of […]

Arbor Day in Southwest Virginia

Coverage of an Arbor Day event on Friday, April 15, on a former strip mine on the Wise – Dickenson County line.  We hear from some of the sponsors representing the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, the Virginia Department of Forestry, the Office of Surface Mining, and Alpha Natural Resources, as well as […]

Mountain Talk – Energy Options in Appalachia

Hosted by Mimi Pickering – April 27, 2011 Join us for this edition of Mountain Talk where we hear from Jason Bailey and Kristin Tracz of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) about the economics of coal, power rate hikes and new options for energy efficiency and the future of our region. [wpdm_file […]