A publication of Appalachian Voices


A publication of Appalachian Voices

Dan Radmacher


Reinventing Museum Offerings During COVID

kids hold up handmade art on Zoom

Museums throughout the region have found creative ways to connect with the public during COVID, both online and offline. And as many museums resume in-person operations, some are planning to keep these popular new programs.

Appalachian Election Workers Manage New Processes, Safety Protocols

There seems little question that the 2020 general election is the most challenging to run in American history. Across Appalachia, those responsible for running the elections appear to be rising to the challenge.

High Stakes for Appalachia in the 2020 Census

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The 2020 Census will determine how approximately $1 trillion in federal funding is distributed over the next 10 years, as well as which states will gain or lose congressional representatives.

Remaking Downtowns

People at Elmwood Park

Communities across Appalachia are striving to bring new energy to downtowns that have suffered from population decline or the loss of once-dominant industries.

Fracked and Overwhelmed

fracking site

As fracking and related infrastructure expand, so does the industry’s impacts on local residents.

Water Systems: The Invisible Infrastructure

Mason jars with yellow tap water

Most Americans don’t think twice about the ability to turn on a tap and have clean, safe water pour out. “Water is something we take for granted,” says Glenn Barnes, associate director of the Environmental Finance Center at the University

Mountain Wind

Simulated Rocky Forge Wind Project

While the Southeast currently has the least amount of installed wind energy in the United States, Virginia could soon see its first wind farm.

Youth Build Turbines for KidWind Challenge

A High School Team Presents Turbine Design

Groups of kids all over the nation gather to see who can design and build the best wind turbine. Southwest Virginia’s Off the Grid team won nationals earlier this year.

A DIY Approach to Wind Energy

Roger Beale's Control Room

Roger Beale built a wind turbine in his own Virginia backyard. Now, he’s passing on that information to kids competing in national turbine design competitions.

Former Coal Company Town Integrates Energy Efficiency and Solar

By Dan Radmacher Powering a coal museum with solar panels is the kind of news story that attracts attention, as the city of Benham, Ky., discovered. “It’s put us on the map internationally,” says former Benham Power Board chairman Roy

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