Us & Them Revisits 3 Tales of Coal

Oct 24, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, for decades, coal was king in West Virginia. But as more of our nation’s electricity is starting to come from other sources, coal is on the decline. On the latest episode of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s program Us & Them, host Trey Kay has a conversation about coal and its future in Appalachia with journalist Ken Ward, who has covered the coal industry for decades here in the state. We hear part of that interview.

Also on today’s show, there’s a county in southeast Kentucky at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains that’s been heavily impacted by the opioid epidemic and loss of jobs. Still, the history, heritage and culture of the people are rich.

WEKU's Cheri Lawson reports on one approach to health and well-being known as “Our Breathitt.”

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