Getting Ahead Online: Education & the Internet

The school year just kicked off here in Letcher County, and opening day is right around the corner for many other students in eastern Kentucky.  As young people throughout the region head back to the classroom, there is one tool they’ll be using that wasn’t around for generations past: the Internet.  WMMT’s Sylvia Ryerson talked […]

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 […]

After Coal, What? Appalachians Look to Wales for Answers

Scholars, community organizers, activists and students gathered at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., October 14-16 for “Appalachia and Wales: Coal and After Coal,” a symposium focused on the historical ties and parallel trends in production between coal-mining regions in Appalachia and Wales over the last century.  [wpdm_file id=93]