Anthony Flaccavento + bell hooks: Learn + Love

On this episode Anthony Flaccavento, a farmer from southwestern VA, as well as an author, political candidate, and most recently co-founder of the Rural Urban Bridge Initiative, shares a conversation with Whitney Kimball Coe, host of the Everywhere Radio Podcast produced by the Rural Assembly. Following that are remembrances from three colleagues and friends who […]

Congress Must Act To Secure Black Lung Fund

The Black Lung Benefits Disability Trust Fund has lost $22,400,000 since the excise fee supporting the fund was slashed at the end of 2021. At a January 14 press conference, leaders from the National Black Lung Association, Appalachian Voices and the Appalachian Citizens Law Center call on Congress to take immediate action to restore the […]

Buffalo Creek Disaster Remembered

Feb. 26, 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Flood in Logan County, WV. 125 people were killed and 4000 left homeless when a poorly-constructed coal waste dam owned by the Pittston Company collapsed at the head of Buffalo Creek. A coal company official said the disaster was simply “an act of God,” […]

MLK, Black Lung, Invest In Appalachia

In this episode, a young person reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Appalachian leaders press Congress to reinstate the fees supporting the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund, and ReImagine Appalachia hosts a summit to discuss making best use of coming investments. Daily Yonder producer Xandr Brown opens the show with her […]