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  • Review: Public Theater Performs Drama About Upper Big Branch Disaster for West Virginia Audience

    I wasn’t planning to review “Coal Country” after heading this week to Beckley, West Virginia, part of a pilgrimage of nearly a thousand people given free tickets to a one-night show, hosted May 9, 2022, by Audible Theater and Theater West Virginia. Yet in the vast Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium that night, my immediate The post Review: Public Theater Performs Drama About Upper Big Branch Disaster for West Virginia Audience appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Study Will Look at Informal Work and Social Capital in Rural Communities

    If you ever paid your neighbor’s brother-in-law to put up a screen door on your house and you paid in cash – or venison – you and your handyman-for-hire have engaged in a type of economic and social commerce known as informal work. A $650,000 federal grant to study the economics and social stress of The post Study Will Look at Informal Work and Social Capital in Rural Communities appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Doctors Trained Abroad Want to See You Now

    The article is republished from Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. It took 11 years for Vladislav Zimin to complete his training in Russia to become an interventional cardiologist, a specialist who places stents in clogged arteries. After that, he practiced for five years, ultimately becoming head of his Moscow hospital’s cardiology and The post Doctors Trained Abroad Want to See You Now appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

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