FIREShare: The Holler Demonstrates Technology’s Potential

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 […]

Mountain Tech Media To Help Businesses Reach New Peaks

Can we build a “Silicon Holler” in central Appalachia? Mountain Tech Media launched in Letcher County on March 14 with plans to help area businesses and organizations maximize their use of computer technology, the Internet and social media. And its a new kind of business – a “social enterprise” structured as a cooperative to build a base of […]

Carl Chadband: Growing Food and Jobs in Appalachia

Interested in starting a food hub or another enterprise to help your community? This edition of WMMT’s Mountain Talk features a presentation by Carl Chadband of KISRA (Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action) on how he got Paradise Farms near Charleston, WV, off the ground, and what he’s learned about using social enterprise and agriculture to create […]

Hindman, KY Building on Strengths of History, Place

In Part II of the this WMMT series on efforts in Hindman, Kentucky, to use the community’s cultural assets to rebuild the economy, reporter Kelli Haywood joins staff of the century old Hindman Settlement School to discuss their place within the community and how they use their historical perspective to envision the future.  Jessica Evans, […]