Coal Country

Southern W.Va. Publication Ends After 50 Years And KY Play Explores Land Loss In Coal Country, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, the Ol’ Mountain Trader, a free classified ad publication that serviced southern West Virginia, has closed after a 50-year run. Briana Heaney has the story.

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The Legacy Of The Upper Big Branch Disaster

Ten years ago, the Upper Big Branch Mine exploded in West Virginia. Twenty-nine men died and an investigation uncovered that a legacy of overlooked safety…

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Coal Country: Can A Play About A Mine Disaster Help Bridge A National Divide?

The actors deliver their lines from a sparse stage — just a few benches around them and 29 modest lights above. For the most part they speak directly to…

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