Appalachia Rising is a podcast about what is happening in Appalachia and all the good stories you wouldn't normally hear from traditional media.
Appalachia Rising S2 Episode 5 - Kathy Walker
On this episode of Appalachia Rising, host Dr. Burton Webb sits down with Kathy Walker, founder and director of the eKentucky Advanced Manufacturing Institute (eKAMI), a workforce development training center and CEO of Elm Street Resources, Inc., an energy marketing company, both based in Paintsville, Kentucky. Webb and Walker discuss ideas to diversify the economy in Appalachia, ways to solve the skills gap, and the training and education for today’s workforce. Webb is also joined by two special guests Scott McElmurray and Josh Conley.
Appalachia Rising S2 Episode 4 - Angie Hatton
On this episode of Appalachia Rising, join our host Dr. Burton Webb as he sits down with Commonwealth of Kentucky State Representative, Angie Hatton. Dr. Webb and Hatton discuss industrial challenges, the redesign of economic development and ideas to bring new innovative businesses to central Appalachia.
Appalachia Rising S2 Episode 3 - Dr. Van Breeding
On this episode of Appalachia Rising, join our host Dr. Burton Webb as he sits down with primary care physician, Dr. Van Breeding, M.D., on location at the Mountain Comprehensive Healthcare Clinic (MCHC) in Whitesburg, Ky. Dr. Webb and Dr. Breeding discuss the growth of MCHC, the piloting of new programs such as The Farmacy Program and accommodating patient needs with new innovations in healthcare.
Appalachia Rising S2 Episode 2 - Janice Way
On this episode of Appalachia Rising, join our host Dr. Burton Webb as he sits down with Janice Way, President of Leadership Kentucky Foundation Programs. Dr. Webb and Janice discuss Kentucky’s rich cultural heritage and the unique diversity that is woven throughout the curriculum of the Leadership Kentucky program along with highlighting the vision to connect and inspire leaders to unleash Kentucky’s potential.
Appalachia Rising S2 Episode 1 - Jonathan Webb
Welcome to season two of Appalachia Rising with our host Dr. Burton Webb, President of the University of Pikeville. In this week's episode, Dr. Webb sits down with Jonathan Webb, founder and CEO of AppHarvest, on location in Morehead, KY. Join us today for a conversation on how Jonathan and AppHarvest are working to combine conventional agricultural techniques with today's technology and provide a new source of sustainable agriculture in Appalachia.
Appalachia Rising Episode 6 - Donovan Blackburn
On the season finale of Appalachia Rising, join our host Dr. Burton Webb as he sits down with Donovan Blackburn, CEO of Pikeville Medical Center. Dr. Webb and Blackburn discuss the many changes to the healthcare industry in Eastern Kentucky, plans for growth at Pikeville Medical Center and how to bring healthcare into rural communities in Appalachia.
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As a Kentucky native (though I’m from Bullitt County), I’ve always had a strong interest in the Appalachian region and people. I enjoy learning about what’s happening there right now, and I think it’s important to keep educating the public that Appalachia may not just be what you think it is. 🙃