Produced by: Natasha Watts of Appalachian Media Institute
Licensor: Appalachian Media Institute
For people in Letcher County Kentucky, the media coverage of the mine disaster in West Virginia brings back many of the same images that they saw broadcast in 1976 when they had their own disaster at the local Scotia Mine. The community lost 26 miners. Natasha Watts wasn't alive during the 1976 disaster, but she's grown up seeing the ripple effects on the community. Natasha shares her reflections on what it means to grow up in a coal mining community.
This piece was produced in collaboration with Youth Radio (http://youthradio.org)
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