This is not a political show nor is it “anti” energy. It does, however, take an honest, musical and critical look at the Mountain Top Removal process of extracting coal, the environmental changes, the lost communities and more. The program opens with a powerful music video of Michael Johnathon’s song “Appalachian Road” that details exactly what MTR is and how it affects the regional communities. During the show, with the help of Emmylou Harris, Darrel Scott and several others, the issue of Mountain Top Removal is discussed and sung about. What is Mountain Top Removal? How are the communities affected? What happens to the waterways and streams? Often moving, certainly shocking, students will be in for a very powerful lesson with this class project. Take special note of the opening music video as facts and pictures of mountain top removal are displayed.

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