Appalachian Media Institute series features Public Health professor

Friday, July 24, 2020

On Thursday, July 23, the Appalachian Media Institute’s annual Summer Documentary Institute aired on the organizations radio station, WMMT 88.7 FM. As part of this year’s series, West Virginia University School of Public Health Assistant Professor Lauri Andress, PhD, JD, was interviewed for a short story titled “Symptom of Slavery: Racism in Healthcare During a Pandemic.”

The series, “A Mask on the Mountain,” includes seven stories produced by regional youth about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting Appalachian communities.

Following the release of series, AMI Director Willa Johnson and AMI Guest Educator Benny Becker hosted a live conversation on Facebook with the students who produced the audio pieces as part of their summer internship program.

Listen to the docuseries.