The success of efforts to rebuild the Appalachian economy may well depend on getting access to land for development. This episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk includes discussion from a September 2016 meeting at which Shauna Scott, Joe Childers, and Susan Williams shared memories of their involvement in the 1981 Appalachian Land Ownership Study. The study […]
In this episode of WMMT’s Mountain Talk we explore the idea of social haunting, or how the troubles of the past might be playing a role in community problems of today. We hear from Dr. Geoff Bright who is leading a participatory research project based around the theory of social haunting in formerly industrialized areas […]
On this edition of WMMT’s Mtn. Talk concerned residents of eastern Kentucky speak out about Kentucky Power Company’s proposed double-digit rate increase at the Public Service Commission meeting in Hazard, KY on Nov 6. Over 40 people – state officials, elected representatives, business owners, nonprofit directors, senior citizens, and everyday citizens – voiced opposition to […]
At the 5th anniversary of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, J. Davitt McAteer says little has been done to improve safety & it could happen again.