Book Nook: 'Twilight in Hazard-an Appalachian Reckoning' by Alan Maimon
Vick Mickunas welcomes Alan Maimon to the program to speak about his book, Twilight in Hazard-an Appalachian Reckoning.
In this collection of essays the journalist Alan Maimon reflects back on the stories he covered when he was a newspaper reporter in eastern Kentucky. He also looks back at some stories he wasn't able to tell before the newspaper he worked for shuttered their bureau in Hazard, Kentucky.
Maimon delves into subjects like the opium epidemic, endemic poverty, widespread disability, political corruption, and the impact of coal mining on the region. Then there's the sad decline of newspapers in this country. If there's nobody reporting on what's happening in an area we are truly losing a lot.
The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.