~~The 2016 Appalachian Media Institute interns speak about their experiences in this year’s Summer Documentary Institute and thoughts about the region and their futures within it. Since 1988, Appalshop’s Appalachian Media Institute (AMI) has provided opportunities for young people from central Appalachia to explore their communities and develop their creative skills through the arts and […]
What is the future of education and employment in the mountains? Some, like University of Pikeville professor Bruce Parsons, believe it’s technology. The Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative’s (KVEC) new FIREShare podcast interviewed Parsons, and he discussed his efforts at envisioning this technological future with The Holler – a website and physical space geared toward opening […]
FCC Chair Tom Wheeler speaking in tiny McKee, KY, on working together to ensure that all Americans have access to the potential of broadband.
Amidst talk that new Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin would shelve or seriously reduce the scope of Kentucky Wired, the state-wide high speed Internet network currently in development, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler visited tiny McKee, KY, at the invitation of Rep. Hal Rogers. It is there that Peoples Rural Telephone Cooperative, PRTC, has built […]