Hazard, Kentucky Spotlight: Morgan Kirk

Hazard, Kentucky Spotli...

  We’re starting our Community Spotlight Series in Hazard, Ky., and this week, we’re hearing from Morgan Kirk, a Community Advocate for WellCare Health Plans. Morgan shares her hopes and dreams for Hazard, and tells us a bit about how she’s advocating for her...

Transition in Action, C...

There is so much happening right now in eastern Kentucky to help usher in the new economy. Every community has at least one story about at least one person who is moving and shaking and collaborating to make their place stronger for the future ahead. We’ve been trying to feature...
Transition In Action, Broadband: Jared Arnett

Transition In Action, B...

Who are you, and what’s your role at your organization? My name is Jared Arnett and I am the Executive Director of Shaping Our Appalachian Region, Inc. (SOAR) and co-founder of Mountain Music Exchange, LLC in Pikeville, KY. How are you involved in broadband expansion in the region? At...
Transition in Action, Broadband: Mimi Pickering

Transition in Action, B...

Who are you, and what’s your role at your organization? I am Mimi Pickering and I am a documentary filmmaker and director of Appalshop’s Community Media Initiative. For a number of years I have been collaborating with staff at WMMT, Appalshop’s radio station, to produce Making...

The next big wave of bl...

It’s not likely that most people would put the words “coding” and “blue collar” in the same sentence, but that misperception could change in the not-too-distant future. Clive Thompson, an opinion writer for Wired, has some thoughts: What if the next big...

Transition in Action: B...

Broadband Internet is a necessity in today’s world. It is becoming increasingly important as more and more basic services, including healthcare and education, are migrating online. Access to high-speed broadband is standard most larger cities, but in rural America, access to...

“A Just Transitio...

A new video about Just Transition in Appalachia has recently been released. This one comes to us from The Chorus Foundation (one of the Mountain Association for Community Economic Development‘s funders), and gives a good overview of what Just Transition means to some of the...
Breaking Beans: Food Before it was a “System”

Breaking Beans: Food Be...

Community Farm Alliance‘s Breaking Beans project has a new story to share, this time about foodways in Appalachia that were happening before it was hip to talk about “food systems.” In the piece, Sister Kathy Curtis takes us on a journey through eastern Kentucky and...