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Who Owns Appalachia, Then and Now?

March 12, 2018

The success of efforts to rebuild the Appalachian economy may well depend on getting access to land for development. This episode of WMMT’s Mountain...

ARC Study Highlights Appalachia’s Tough Tasks Ahead

February 22, 2018

Since 2015 the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $94 million for Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) projects to help coal...

Black Sheep Brick Oven Bakery

February 8, 2018

Sometimes rebuilding an economy, and lives, means adding one or two jobs at a time. A new bakery established by folks at the Hemphill...

From Social Haunting to Community Healing

January 24, 2018

In this episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk we explore the idea of social haunting, or how the troubles of the past might be playing...

Tiny Houses Tackle Big Problems

January 17, 2018

Three years ago, the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative won a $30 million federal grant to support innovation and personalized learning in classrooms throughout eastern...

Changing Course: KVEC Schools Aim To Remake East Kentucky

January 8, 2018

Many people would be surprised to hear that Bill and Melinda Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerburg visited eastern Kentucky schools in 2017, but they...

A Pension Is A Promise

January 4, 2018

As efforts continue to rebuild the eastern Kentucky economy, the quality of the educational system, so dependent on the excellence and commitment of the...

Don’t Break the Internet Before Rural Gets It

December 27, 2017

If you use the Internet or are one of the many rural residents who hope to get the Internet, December 14 was a big...

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