Elkhorn City, nestled on the banks of the Russell Fork River and just down the mountain from Breaks Interstate Park on the Kentucky-Virginia border, was once a thriving tourist town as well as a railroad hub. Tim Belcher and Steve Ruth, volunteers with the Elkhorn City Area Heritage Council, and Stephanie Richards from Artists Collaborative […]
Three Appalachian youth share perspectives on what it’s like to be young in the region right now – including the great parts & not so great parts – and talk about why they love this place so deeply.
“Appalachia Speaks” is a new series of video shorts featuring the voices and visions of grassroots leaders in this region. Gwenda Huff Johnson grew up in Eastern Kentucky, one of nine children on a small farm just off a dirt road. As Elliott County Extension Agent for family and consumer science, she teaches about the streams […]
WMMT’s Mountain Talk is pleased to present “Dust in the Bottomland,” an original musical monodrama (miniature opera) that paints a complex and moving portrait of modern Appalachia. The recording is followed by an interview with West Virginia composer/lyricist Nate May and singer Andrew Munn on the experiences that inform the story, and the power of […]