MLK, Black Lung, Invest In Appalachia

In this episode, a young person reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Appalachian leaders press Congress to reinstate the fees supporting the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and ReImagine Appalachia hosts a summit to discuss making best use of coming investments. Daily Yonder producer Xandr Brown opens the show with her […]

Vaccines, Jobs, Environmental Clean Up

East Kentuckians with diabetes/prediabetes describe benefits of the COVID-19 vaccine, White House’s Gina McCarthy talks investment in coal-dependent communities, two studies show job potential from capping orphan gas wells, cleaning up abandoned mine lands.

A New Deal For Appalachia

Speakers at the January 12th ReImagine Appalachia Strategy Summit describe their policy blueprint for creating a New Deal – a green economy with good paying jobs in Appalachia, followed by comments from the mayors of Pittsburgh and Huntington who support a “Marshall Plan for Middle America” to redevelop the Ohio River Valley region. Several of […]

The NET Plan For Coal Communities

Over 80 local, regional and national leaders worked together for several years to develop the National Economic Transition, or NET, platform which was released to the public this summer. Built on community driven solutions, it is a framework for large scale investments to assist communities hardest hit by the changing coal economy. Heidi Binko, executive […]