Mountain Talk Monday— every Tuesday!
About This Show
Weekly conversations about what matters to the people of Central Appalachia, hosted by Kelli Haywood and broadcast from WMMT— the 24-hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues. WMMT provides broadcast space for creative expression, community involvement, and discussion of public policy to benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole. Find us online at http://wmmt.org!
Most Recent Episode
Economic Diversification & the Letcher Co. Culture Hub
Host Kelli Haywood discusses small town economics with a group of politically diverse members of the local community - Harry Collins of CANE, Betsy Whaley of MACED, and Ben Fink of Appalshop and the Letcher Co. Culture Hub. What does it take to transition the economy of a small coalfields community? Economic diversity. But, why are some residents wary of diversification of business and the entrepreneurial spirit? Can arts and cultural play a critical role in that economic diversification? The group discusses these topics and much more.