Making Connections News on Coal Communities in Transition

Another high-quality report from the talented folks over at Making Connections News, about the impacts the decline in the coal industry has on communities in the region and what other opportunities exist.

In the 1960s Anthropologist Helen Lewis established one of the first Appalachian Studies programs in the country, at what was then Clinch Valley College in Wise County, Virginia.  Here Helen joins one of her former undergraduate students, lawyer and community leader Frank Kilgore of St. Paul, Virginia, at the site of the new Dominion energy coal plant to discuss economic possibilities for the future.

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