Preventing Diabetes During COVID

With COVID-19 spreading into our communities it is more important than ever to take steps to prevent diabetes. Health care providers have found that type 2 diabetes is one of several underlying conditions that can make the symptoms of COVID-19 more severe and potentially deadly. In this story we meet Marilyn Morgan, of Johnson County, […]

Best Medicine May Be Walking

Another story in our series, Prevent Diabetes EKY, this report focuses on an innovative health improvement program happening in connection with the City of Whitesburg/Letcher County Farmers’ Market. We hear from participants, some diagnosed with diabetes or prediabetes, who walk one mile on the city’s public walking track every week and, in return, get a […]

Pollinator Produce Partners

Becca Holmes and Joe Gorman run Pollinator Produce Partners in Duffield, Virginia. There they grow different vegetables than some other farms might, and they do it at a smaller scale, on purpose. This includes endangered and extinct in-the-wild plants, heirloom and open pollinated seeds. In this episode reporter Sydney Boles visits Becca and Joe who […]

Tapping Into Tradition

Could maple syrup become an income generating crop in the hills of Appalachia? Seth Long, who operates a small farm in Letcher County, KY, thinks so as do others in the region. New technologies are making what used to be a traditionally harvested product for home use possible on a larger scale. OVR/WMMT reporter Sydney […]