Growing At School: Pikeville Elementary Garden

Pikeville Elementary’s “Plant It for the Planet” school garden project, as well as the impact that local food and farming can have on our health and economy, are the topics of this WMMT Mountain Talk discussion. Mark Kidd hosts for the Community Farm Alliance’s Breaking Beans project and guests include 6th grade gardener Sarah Belcher, her […]

Appalachian Transition Fellows

Encouraging a new generation of Appalachian leaders while working to diversify the regional economy? That is the goal of the Appalachian Transition Fellowship Program. The first class of Fellows, fourteen young people from throughout the region, recently started working with nonprofits, governments and businesses in six states on projects that create jobs and livelihoods. Mountain Talk host Mimi […]

Connection Lost – Appalachian Youths’ Perspectives on Broadband

This past August, Appalshop’s youth media project, the Appalachian Media Institute (AMI), hosted a month-long digital citizenship lab that explored the realities of limited broadband access in the coalfields, and the obstacles people here face because of our lack of high-speed Internet availability.  The following is a radio adaptation of the pieces produced by Brandon […]