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Why A Great Mountain Mural Mega Fest?

August 31, 2018

What makes a town or small community a place where people want to live? Where strangers want to move to? WMMT reports on the...

Ronni Lundy: Listen to the People

August 6, 2018

Ronni Lundy, whose recent book “Victuals” won the prestigious James Beard Award, was guest speaker at the 2018 East Kentucky Leadership Conference. She spoke...

App Harvest Plans Massive Solar Greenhouse

July 26, 2018

Could increasing agricultural production be part of the solution to Appalachia’s economic woes? WMMT DJ Jim Webb interviews Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of...

Taking Flight: Will Drones Bring Jobs

June 28, 2018

Student teams from across the eastern Kentucky coalfields came together at the Knott County Sportsplex, bringing with them drones that they themselves had built....

Derek Akal’s Struggle to Stay

June 14, 2018

Derek Akal, 22, grew up in the famed coalfields of Harlan County, Kentucky. He’s a bit over six feet tall, he’s black, and he...

Western Front Hotel: Model Remodel

April 12, 2018

Can a boutique hotel and restaurant in a former downtown department store spark an economic revival in and around St. Paul, a coalfields town...

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...

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