Increasingly, working class men in Appalachia can't find work.
Central Appalachia has seen thousands of layoffs in the coal industry this decade. More and more, women are the main breadwinners.
This week on The Front Porch podcast: What does this new gender dynamic mean in a traditional culture like Appalachia? And what does it mean to be a man, when the old ideas no longer hold sway?
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