Season Two, Episode 3

In our third episode of the season, we see how Pocahontas, Virginia–a town of less than 400 residents–is using an exhibition coal mine to reclaim its place in coal mining history.

We hear more from Pearisburg mayor Robert Dickerson about the importance of the town’s Farmers’ Market, while Tarah Kesterson of Virginia’s Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy provides an expert tip about how to find environmental hazards in your community.

Our faculty profile features Stewart Scales of Virginia Tech’s College of Natural Resources and Environment, who teaches a course on geography in Appalachia, while the Donna Meade of the Virginia Cooperative Extension works with her local health coalition to encourage healthy eating.

We wrap up this month’s episode with three questions for a mayor, sitting down with Benjamin Gibson of Pocahontas.

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