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 […]

Infrastructure 4 Us

This episode begins with a first-hand account of the economic challenges facing towns and counties in Central Appalachia, but then celebrates the positive impact the recently passed Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is going to have on the region. Also included is a report on Build Back Better, a bill that would invest in our […]

Reclaim, Renew, Repurpose

Appalachian advocates see brighter future with energy policy, RECLAIM Act, AML Reauthorization, efforts to rebuild coalfields communities.

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.