There are lots of people out there that don’t like the direction that we’re heading. — Mike Vincent April Vincent: Education should prepare somebody to go out and live independently in the world and hopefully have a …Continue reading
It’s mid-April, and the New River flows lazily past the town of Thurmond, West Virginia between ridges marked by the mix of leafless brown and electric green that signals the moment just before nature explodes …Continue reading
At a moment when food aid agencies are working to provide healthier food to the poor and the elderly, President Donald Trump has proposed a 21 percent cut in funding for the agriculture programs that …Continue reading
Farmers in the Ohio Valley are waiting to see how President Trump’s choice to lead the Agriculture Department might affect their fortunes. Concerns over trade have held up a confirmation vote for nominee Sonny Perdue, …Continue reading
America’s coal industry is sinking sadly. Tonnage, usually above 1 billion, dropped to 749 million tons in 2016. Employment, which exceeded 800,000 in the 1920s, has fallen below 66,000. Four large mining corporations went bankrupt …Continue reading
Lack of reliable broadband in this small Kentucky community comes with a high cost, residents say — jobs, educational opportunities, real estate sales, and even time with their kids. A county broadband committee gathers information …Continue reading
100 Days, 100 Voices
- Tourism under Trump: Can recreation in Appalachia revive a struggling economy?
- We still live here and we still make it, despite the obstacles.
- Defunding Appalachia: Coal communities resist President Trump’s budget cuts
- To be able to connect with another human being…is sort of an essential survival skill
- Hello, world.
- ‘The hardest thing when I got my diagnosis was to call our two daughters’