Black Lives Matter In KY

This episode focuses on black lives and why they matter for all of us. First, an interview with Kentucky State Rep. Attica Scott who describes Breonna’s Law, legislation she filed in response to the police killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville last March. She also talks of her hopes for building a movement of Kentuckians […]

Chronic Empathy Needed To End Racism

Pastor Edward L. Palmer addresses the issue of racism, which he describes as a policy failure, and the differing impact that Kentucky state policies often have on juveniles, African Americans and other People of Color. He also identifies proposed legislation that would increase racial justice and improve the juvenile justice system in Kentucky. Palmer pastors […]

Black Lives Matter In Appalachia

The population of Appalachia, like most of rural America, is more diverse than many people realize. And the recent support for racial justice has been larger than many expected. When Joseph Palumbo signed on to help organize a Black Lives Matter march in his Eastern Kentucky hometown of Hazard, he figured 50 people would show […]

Cecil Roberts: Miners Moved Congress

On June 12, Cecil Roberts, President of the United Mine Workers of America, was the final speaker at the 2020 West Virginia Association of Black Lung Clinics annual conference. Roberts began his remarks with a video clip of former miners testifying before the House Education and Labor Committee in June 2019 about contracting black lung […]