Writer Ronni Lundy Explores Appalachian “Victuals”

If you are a fan of cooking, music, and/or culture, listen in as noted writer Ronni Lundy reads and discusses her latest, “Victuals,” a gorgeous book exploring Appalachia’s intertwined foodways and heritage. And if you are interested in the role farming and/or artisan foods could play in our local economy, Lundy has plenty to offer. […]

Anthony Flaccavento on Bottom Up Economics

WMMT’s Mountain Talk Monday brings you Anthony Flaccavento’s recent book talk held at the University of Virginia at Wise. Flaccavento is a small-scale commercial organic farmer, author, speaker and widely respected community development consultant from southwestern Virginia. His book “Building a Healthy Economy from the Bottom Up: Harnessing Real-World Experience for Transformative Change” features six […]

Jenkins Mural Is New Attraction

Can building on our heritage and contemporary cultural assets play a role in reinventing our regional economy? On Dec. 3, 2016, the first community created mural was dedicated in Jenkins, KY, on the old railroad trestle. Appalshop, the City of Jenkins, artists and community members are working together to produce permanent and temporary art works […]

Neighbors Work To Revive An Appalachian Community

What role can a community center play in increasing residents’ well being and encouraging efforts to reimagine and revitalize the local economy? That’s the question WMMT Reporter Kelli Haywood was asking when she visited Hemphill, KY, a former coal company town, where a group of volunteers are working to bring people together and add some liveliness into […]