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Someone Set a Running Record on a Candy and Beer Diet

Tasting Table | Posted 09.22.2016 | Taste
Tasting Table

4,330,207 steps, 345,122 calories, 2,190 miles: How do you measure the Appalachian Trail?

One Place misUnderstood

Kim Michele Richardson | Posted 06.23.2016 | Books
Kim Michele Richardson

With the recent release of my book, GodPretty in the Tobacco Field, a novel that is set in mountainous eastern Kentucky, David Joy's powerful words re...

America's Ghost Dance with Trump

Dave Pruett | Posted 06.02.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

In watching aghast the incomprehensible ascendancy of Donald Trump, I am struck with a sense of déjà vu. Where else have I heard of a people, drowning in despair, who clutch for a life raft of false promises? And then it comes back to me.

We're All in the Sacrifice Zone Now

Dave Pruett | Posted 05.03.2016 | Politics
Dave Pruett

Appalachia has long been in America's sacrifice zone, metaphorically and literally. Big Coal has plundered thousands of seams, ripped the tops off 500 mountains, extracted the land's wealth, poisoned its streams and rivers, and left the people destitute. But Appalachia is hardly America's only sacrifice zone.

Friends of Coal

Laurence Leamer | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics
Laurence Leamer

I was just the keynote speaker at the Martinsburg Chocolate Fest & Book Faire in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. I talked about my 2013 book,...

Spare Me Your Coal Requiems: Time for a Reckoning With Peabody and Coal Industry

Jeff Biggers | Posted 03.21.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Coal-mined communities need to be on the front line of regeneration and revival, a showcase for new economies in renewable energy, energy efficiency and tech industries, local food and agriculture, underwritten by decades of sacrifice.

Can a Bankrupt Company Protect Appalachian Drinking Water?

Elizabeth Glass Geltman | Posted 03.09.2016 | Green
Elizabeth Glass Geltman

The people of Appalachia are entitled to know what is being transported on their rivers; and the companies doing so need to ensure that the process is both safe and that needed preparations are made in advance for correcting inevitable spills and accidents.

Mayberry, N.C., distillery's sorghum-based whiskies will 'lift your spirit'

John Trump | Posted 03.02.2016 | Taste
John Trump

This whiskey is smooth and pleasant, without a hint of aftertaste. You will taste neither corn nor rye. Neither barley nor wheat. Because it's not there. None of it.

'Green News Report' - February 18, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.23.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... SPECIAL NOTE: Though we didn't have time to mention as much in today's report, this is our 7TH ANN...

'Green News Report' - February 16, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 02.16.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: The passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia leaves U.S. climate a...

Folk Singer Cashavelly Morrison Releases Debut Album

Morena Duwe | Posted 12.04.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Her full name is Melissa MacLeod but she goes by the artist moniker of Cashavelly Morrison. Her earliest transition occurred when she transplanted to North Carolina which is where she was introduced to the rich musical traditions of West Virginia and its surrounding regions.

Reckoning in Appalachia: Why Coal Mining Outlaw Don Blankenship's Conviction Matters

Jeff Biggers | Posted 12.03.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The landmark conviction of former Massey Energy CEO and coal baron Don Blankenship today on a misdemeanor conspiracy charge to violate mine safety laws is a small, but historic first step in holding mining outlaws accountable for their reckless operations.

J. Luce Foundation Announces New Fellows at Marietta College

Jim Luce | Posted 10.19.2015 | Education
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Jim Luce

The Fellowship Program is a calendar-year program in which approved Fellows support the Foundation's mission of supporting young global leadership by applying their own specific training and skills, either in person or virtually, to address the challenges of the Foundation.

Will Obama Finally Recognize The Appalachian Health Emergency?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

All the president needs to do is look outside his window -- and acknowledge an American tragedy that should be abolished, not regulated.

Peter Yarrow, Operation Respect Take Center Stage in Ohio

Jim Luce | Posted 09.22.2016 | Good News
Jim Luce

I moved from Oxford, Ohio to Marietta, Ohio in 1972 -- with a box of Peter, Paul & Mary albums. I was raised by liberal parents in the '60's -- Dad fi...

'Overburden': Powerful New Film Doc Captures Big Coal's Enduring Trauma -- And Two Women's Work to Heal Its Damage

Jeff Biggers | Posted 09.08.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The portrait of Lorelei dispels many of the stereotypes of so-called "tree huggers" working to hold the coal industry and its sycophantic politicians accountable to various water and mining regulations.

Coal Dethroned

Laura Gottesdiener | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Laura Gottesdiener

In the first half of this year, at least six domestic coal companies filed for bankruptcy. In February, West Virginia's Covington Coal fell, followed by Xinergy and Grass Creek Coal in April, Patriot and Birmingham Coal & Coke in May, and A&M Coal in June. But in August came the biggest news of all.

Rising Appalachia: 200,000 Say End Mountaintop Removal In Historic Petition

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.14.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

The extraordinary show of support for the ACHE Act campaign effectively acknowledges that the only defenders of the cancer-linked radical strip mining operations are a handful of absentee coal companies, indicted coal baron Don Blankenship, and their fringe supporters in Congress.

Blood on the Mountain: New Film Chronicles Coal's War on Appalachia

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.26.2016 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Unfolding with the plaintive air of an elegy, Blood on the Mountain captures mining companies' blatant disregard for the health and lives of coal miners -- and the mountains they call home -- as a timely reminder of the legacy of an essentially outlaw industry and its 150-year reign in West Virginia.

The Slow Music Movement

Erin Bernhardt | Posted 06.29.2015 | Arts
Erin Bernhardt

Song and Smith are making an effort to take the glitz and glam out of the music industry and bring performance back to its roots.

CREDO Launches National Drive to End Cancer-Linked Mountaintop Removal Mining

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.13.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Let's be real: If we can't end mountaintop removal, a cancer-linked extreme form of mining that only provides a fraction of our national coal production, how can we expect to move forward on climate change and public health?

Feds Can't Wait on Mountaintop Removal: As White House Hedges, Groups to Sue Obama Over State Lawlessness

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.18.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A powerful notice of intent to sue the Obama administration was filed by attorney Patrick C. McGinley for its failure to prepare and implement a federal program for West Virginia's documented oversight and violations of required strip mining regulations. His brief on behalf of several environmental groups reads like a spellbinding rap sheet of an incorrigible offender.

Eli Conley's Music Opens Spaces to Connect the Queer and Trans Communities

Sue Kerr | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Sue Kerr

Eli Conley came to my attention through a conversation with a mutual friend. I was immediately struck by his words and his awareness of the issues that matter to me. Then I listened to his music. I had to talk with him and he was gracious enough to make some time for me.

Day of Reckoning in Appalachia: Legendary Coal Miner Calls for 'Insane' Mountaintop Removal to End

Jeff Biggers | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Jeff Biggers

A day of reckoning is arriving in Appalachia. A renewed coalition of citizens groups called the People's Foot movement is confronting state and federal agencies directly for their complicity in ignoring the growing and indisputable evidence on deadly health effects from mountaintop removal mining.

Protecting Workers and Communities During the Clean Energy Transition

Peter Lehner | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green
Peter Lehner

When I worked at the New York Attorney General's Office, we sued coal-fired power plants because their air pollution was making people sick.