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Faith to not remove mountains

Dawn Coppock and Pat Hudson of Lindquist Environmental Appalachian Fellowship (LEAF) discuss the issue of mountaintop removal coal mining and the book Something's rising: Appalachians fighting mountaintop removal. View their presentation slides as you listen to the recording below. The people who live, work, and raise families in central Appalachia face not only the physical destruction of their land but also the loss of their culture and health in communities dominated by the consequences of mountaintop removal. Included here are oral histories from both well-known activists and people rarely in the media. (Recorded October 28, 2009)

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Melissa listens to hours of podcasts on most days. She started the habit with the intention of taking long walks, but podcasts proved to be more addicting than exercise. She records, edits and mixes podcasts for the library.
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Alan May

Alan May works as a reference librarian at Lawson McGhee Library. In his spare time, he reads and writes poetry. May's most recent books are Dead Letters (2008) and More Unknowns (2014). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Quarterly, The Hollins Critic, New Orleans Review, Plume, and others.