What do you do when neo-Nazis choose your town as the site for their rally? That’s the question currently facing Pikeville, Kentucky. Local organizers have chosen to focus on pulling attention away from the hate. …Continue reading
I still identify as Appalachian — just because I learn or experience these different cultures doesn’t mean that I lose who I am. — Taylor Styles Paige Davis: When I saw my job assignment I was …Continue reading
I think a lot of people in my generation have the same problem. They love the farm and they recognize how valuable and great it is. But like what do we do with it? — Marshall …Continue reading
Outside of the United Mine Workers of America Local 1440 in Matewan, five retired coal miners are sitting in a semi-circle to talk politics, coal and the new president. In the 2016 presidential election, West …Continue reading
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
100 Days, 100 Voices
- On Trump’s promise to bring back coal, these retired union miners say: ‘We can’t live in the past’
- While cities protest, some rural resistors are going back to the land in West Virginia
- ‘The hardest thing when I got my diagnosis was to call our two daughters’
- Kentucky communities counter white nationalist rally
- Tourism under Trump: Can recreation in Appalachia revive a struggling economy?
- Hello, world.