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Appalachian Media Institute

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  • Location: London, KY

Through AMI young people in eastern Kentucky learn how to use video cameras and audio equipment to document the unique traditions and complex issues of their mountain communities.

AMI is a program of Appalshop, a community-based arts and education center in the coalfields of Kentucky. Based in the community media model and the artistic resources of Appalshop, AMI offers an intensive summer institute and year-round media production training with youth, teachers and community groups in central Appalachia.

Pieces

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Commentator Natasha Watts asks listeners to consider the real costs of the prescription drug addiction epidemic in communities across the country.

Bought by WITF and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 14, 2008
  • Length: 02:10
  • Purchases: 2
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n eastern Kentucky storytelling is not just a pastime, it?s a way you communicate.

Bought by KRCB Voice of Youth


  • Added: Oct 17, 2007
  • Length: 08:18
  • Purchases: 1
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First-time voter Autumn Campbell from Jeremiah, Kentucky hopes that her vote really counts this year, because she has a list of issues that she wan...

Bought by WSCS-FM


  • Added: Nov 06, 2006
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Growing up in rural Appalachia Machlyn Blair didn't think he would have much in common with teenagers from other places. But the current immigrat...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WGXC, WMNF, SpiritHouse Inc/Youth Noise Network, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 05, 2006
  • Length: 01:36
  • Purchases: 11
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Why should you vote? Eastern Kentucky youth speak out on how your vote can make real change.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Mar 17, 2006
  • Length: :36
  • Purchases: 1
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A young woman from eastern kentucky shares her story about the stigma and difficulty of navigating an unwanted pregnancy in a community where even ...

Bought by WXLV-FM and YouthCast


  • Added: Mar 14, 2006
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Natasha Watts interviewing community members., Credit: Rebecca O'Doherty, Youth Radio
Growing up in a coal community, mining is a part of your everyday life. In light of the recent SAGO mine disaster Natasha Watts reflects on what i...

Bought by WGXC, WGBH Radio Boston, WXLV-FM, The Nature Podcast, and Public Radio Exchange (PRX)


  • Added: Jan 19, 2006
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Prescription drugs, especially oxycontin, has been a growing problem in southeastern Kentucky. Its not a problem most people want to talk about it...

Bought by YouthCast


  • Added: Jan 12, 2006
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Satanic and violent or just another genre of music? High school English teacher, Travis Fields, dispels some myths about heavy metal music.

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jan 12, 2006
  • Length: 07:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Even though Danny ?Hoot? Campbell has developed ?rock lung? from working in the mines he still recommends the profession to the next generation. In...

Bought by WGXC, WEKU, WBEZ, YouthCast, and WKMS


  • Added: Jan 09, 2006
  • Length: 05:38
  • Purchases: 5
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Josh Fleming grew up in a family of miners. In this piece he talks with his father about what being a coal miner has meant to his family and why h...

Bought by WGXC, WEKU, The Nature Podcast, WBEZ, WXLV-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2006
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 6
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When faced with the prospect of working for minimum wage many mountain youth in eastern Kentucky choose to work in the mines rather than try to scr...

Bought by WGXC, WEKU, WXLV-FM, WXLV-FM, and WKMS


  • Added: Jan 09, 2006
  • Length: 03:11
  • Purchases: 5