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 & […]

Ending Black Lung Forever?

On April 23rd, the Mine Safety and Health Administration, or MSHA, passed a long awaited rule that will lower the amount of respirable coal dust in all U.S. underground coal mines.  The new standard reduces dust levels from 2 miligrams per cubic meter to 1.5 miligrams per cubic meter.  This new standard aims to reduce […]