WMMT

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WMMT is the non-commercial community radio service of the Appalshop in Whitesburg, KY.  Our mission is to be a 24 hour voice of mountain people’s music, culture, and social issues, to provide broadcast space for creative expression and community involvement in making radio, and to be an active participant in discussion of public policy that will benefit coalfield communities and the Appalachian region as a whole.   

Series

Caption: Main Street, McRoberts, KY.
8 Pieces

Natural gas drilling in southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky is the subject of a new radio documentary from WMMT, Appalshop’s public, community radio station in Whitesburg, Kentucky. “Fractured Appalachia” is a one-hour program, also available as seven short features, that examines legal and environmental facets of the region’s burgeoning new energy industry.

  • From: WMMT
  • Updated: May 04, 2012
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9 Pieces

Making Connections is a project for sharing news, stories, and information highlighting opportunities and challenges for building a healthy future for Appalachia's land and people. http://www.makingconnectionsnews.org/

  • From: WMMT
  • Updated: Oct 18, 2012
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25 Pieces

A series of free 30-second PSAs attempting to lay out some of the major changes brought by the Affordable Care Act. More info about the issues discussed and the project as a whole can be found at http://www.acaexplained.org.

  • From: WMMT
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2013

Latest Pieces

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In this piece, producers Jonathan Hootman and Rich Kirby examine the process of how a gas well is drilled, using technology developed within the la...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 10:05
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In this installment of Fractured Appalachia, we hear about the legal arrangements that govern the royalties that people receive from natural gas ex...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 12:31
  • Purchases: 1
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In this installment, producers Jonathan Hootman and Rich Kirby examine both the importance and the difficulty of soliciting legal advice before sig...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 07:53
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The first contact people have with the gas industry is often a meeting with a landman. Land agents, generally men, work for gas companies, usually ...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 08:31
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In our first episode, we begin our documentary series by starting at the bottom, with the rocks underneath our feet. What exactly is under the grou...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 06:46
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This Sunday, February 26 marks the 40th anniversary of the Buffalo Creek Disaster in Logan County, West Virginia. The disaster occured when the da...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 08:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: McRoberts, KY
Natural gas drilling in southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky is the subject of a new radio documentary from WMMT, Appalshop’s public, community ...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Feb 06, 2012
  • Length: 56:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Blake White, outside the Burdine Post Office in Letcher County, KY, Credit: Mimi Pickering
As the U.S. Postal Service faces financial crisis, Central Appalachia and much of rural America may be hard hit by pending closures of post offices...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 21:19