In this special edition of WMMT’s Mountain Talk, Hollis West and Robert Shaffer describe their sometimes controversial, often successful, efforts to develop an anti-poverty program in Knox County, KY in the 1960s and ’70s that put into practice the War on Poverty Program’s call for “maximum feasible participation of the poor.” Their story is followed […]
McAteer – Mines No Safer After Upper Big Branch
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.
Evan Smith – Don’t Forget Coalfields That Built Nation
East KY lawyer Evan Smith calls for freeing up funds, like AML Fund, and investing in coalfield communities that have contributed much to the nation.
Hollow: McDowell County, WV Tells Its Stories
Elaine McMillion, director of the award-winning interactive documentary Hollow, visited WMMT’s Mountain Talk to discuss this multimedia project in which Elaine and McDowell County, WV, residents use video, photography, audio and writing to explore the joys and challenges of living in and rebuilding this hard hit Appalachian coal community. Linda McKinney, who runs the Five Loaves & […]