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Could Appalachian Communities Survive On Their Own?External Link
Resourceful. Self-reliant. These are some of the values many people who live in the mountains pride themselves on. But could we sustain ourselves? As part of our occasional series “Wild, Wondering, West Virginia,” Lana Lester of Wyoming County submitted her question to the Inside Appalachia team: “Could West Virginia Be Self-Sustaining?” She said she, “always had the feeling that God Blessed West Virginia with all of our natural resources and we have everything there in the state to survive.”
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:09:02 +0000
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DMAPS Elaborates On Plans For W.Va. Governor’s Proposed $1.9 Million Narcotics Intelligence Unit External Link
It’s the 21st century, and West Virginia officials in charge of combating drug crimes say trafficking and other offenses are more sophisticated and elusive than ever before.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 19:35:12 +0000
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Kentucky Coal Miners Receive Paychecks, End Protest External Link
A group of Kentucky coal miners who blocked a railroad track for three days over unpaid wages have ended their protest, claiming victory with their paychecks. Miners and their families began standing on the tracks leading from Quest Energy in Pike County on Monday, preventing a train loaded with coal from leaving. The miners said they hadn’t been paid since Dec. 16.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:58:50 +0000
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Generation After Generation: Ashe County Seed Savers Preserve Heirloom Seeds, Appalachian HistoryExternal Link
In Appalachia, organizations like seed libraries and community gardens are helping to save traditional heirloom vegetables from being lost. Sometimes, the seeds are found in unexpected places like w hen Travis Birdsell visited the barn of an Ashe County farmer in 2017. There, he found tomato seeds smeared on the side of an old grocery store sack. “All the words said were 'Big Red,'” Birdsell said.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:36:30 +0000
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Inspiring Hope In Self And Others Through A Mindset Of ‘Growth’External Link
On this West Virginia Morning, we talk with psychologist Carol Dweck on building resilience in ourselves and our neighbors. She compares the tradition of barn raising to emotional support we can offer each other, to not lose hope. We also take a look at the newly created West Virginia Narcotics Intelligence Unit and we bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0000
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