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Coal Report for December 19, 2014

Patriot Coal’s Highland Mine in Union County, Ky., where a coal miner was killed last week Another coal miner has been killed on the job, this...

It's Christmas in Appalachia, Stories of Goodwill Towards all People - WMKY

WMKYIt's Christmas in Appalachia, Stories of Goodwill Towards all PeopleWMKYWMMT broadcasts the show from the Appalshop studio in Whitesburg, KY...

Jason Bailey ? Support Workers to Grow KY Jobs

The Kentucky Center for Budget Policy has released the 2014 State of Working Kentucky Report and the news is not good. KCEP Director...

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Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man - Web Stream

The Buffalo Creek Flood: An Act of Man chronicles the 1972 disaster which killed 125 people and left 4,000 homeless when a coal-waste dam collapsed...

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Can Lessons from Wales Spark Community Development Ideas Here?  Icon

Can Lessons from Wales Spark Community Development Ideas Here?

As eastern Kentucky works to diversify its local economy, which policies help build sustainable communities?  Can we learn from the experiences of other coal mining regions? » »


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Anne Braden: Southern Patriot Screening at UK on Oct. 2nd

Please join us at 7:30 pm Oct. 2 for a screening of Anne Braden: Southern Patriot followed by a discussion with filmmaker Mimi Pickering about the film and civil rights organizing in Appalachia and beyond. » »


Appalshop Archive to show rare Civilian Conservation Corps film in Louisville Icon

Appalshop Archive to show rare Civilian Conservation Corps film in Louisville

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 12 noon to 1pm the Appalshop Archive will be at the Filson Historical Society's Oxmoor Farm to present a recently preserved film documenting the Civilian Conservation Corps in Pine Mountain State Park in 1938. » »


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Introducing the Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange

This summer, Art of the Rural and Appalshop convened thirty-six community leaders in Whitesburg, Kentucky for the inaugural Kentucky Rural-Urban Exchange. Sixteen matches of artists, organizers, chefs, farmers, musicians, filmmakers, archivists, cultural workers, politicians, and business owners came together from Whitesburg and Louisville. » »


Appalshop gears up for 28th annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival Icon

Appalshop gears up for 28th annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival

On June 6th & 7th, 2014, Appalshop will host the 28th annual Seedtime on the Cumberland Festival, a celebration of traditional arts, mountain music & culture held every year in downtown Whitesburg, Kentucky. This year’s event is shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend, with a variety of musical performances, local food, arts & crafts vendors, literary readings, workshops, film screenings, jam sessions & kids’ activities, all happening over the course of the two-day festival! » »


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