Thursday, May 01, 2008

Podcast Appalachia: "King Coal"

The latest episode of Podcast Appalachia is now available! In this episode I look at coal. No rock has been more influential or more controversial in Appalachian society than coal; while helping fuel unprecedented economic growth in America and employment for generations of mountain people, it is also very dangerous to mine and has done much damage to the environment. In this episode I present a history of coal mining, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages associated with it. You may listen here or view a transcript here.


Tor Hershman said...

There's some Appalachian history
at my blog.

Tipper said...

Very interesting look at coal and all it leads too.

Dan said...

Very nice look at coal and its influence.

I have a couple or three videos from the coal areas up in the mountains, I thought youd like

Pocahontas Virginia

Bramwell Millionaires

also one from Coalwood

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