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The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger is hoping to bring to light the issue of senior hunger and nutrition by creating a pilot program in McDowell County that the organization hopes will be replicated across Appalachia and the country. The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced they have been approved to start a psychiatry residency program, which will become only the third in the state to train the specialists. A Concord University student photographer depicts the urban side of West Virginia. Also, Pink Martini featuring The Von Trapps on this Mountain Stage song of the week. 

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Fifty years ago President Lyndon Johnson declared a War on Poverty, and photographs taken at the time continued to define what Appalachia looks like for decades afterwards. Now one Appalachian photographer is working to modernize this vision of the region.

Roger May started a new project called Looking at Appalachia: 50 Years After the War on Poverty and He’s asking photographers from across the region to submit photos.

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The legislature takes a closer look at how the state handles the purchasing of technology and broadband infrastructure, Builder Levy returns to Appalachia to document the changes since he first photographed the region in the '60s, Tim O'Brien is not only a Grammy nominee but also a recent inductee of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

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Photographs depicting life in West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia have long been the subject of controversy. One documentary photographer with roots in the state’s southern coal fields is seeking to change that through his work but also has motives far more personal.

“The pictures have this visual context of Appalachia, or at least the mountains. Even if you don’t even know what Appalachia is, you can see this rural, country, mountain way of life,” said documentary photographer Roger May as he spoke about his project Testify.