Humans of Central Appalachia series: Kateena Haynes of Cumberland, KY・TEDx-Corbin is out to change subject about Appalachian KY・Black Millennials in pursuit of the American Dream・Loan forgiveness for teachers ∙ 

Kateena Haynes of Cumberland, Kentucky

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One: Reniqua Allen's byline has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Quartz, Buzzfeed, Teen-Vogue, and Glamour. And she has produced a range of films, video, and radio for PBS, MSNBC, WNYC and HBO. A recent visitor to the EKU campus for the university's Chautauqua Lecture Series, Reniqua stopped by WEKU to discuss her book, It Was All A Dream: How A New Generation is Navigating the Broken Promise of America. LISTEN

Two: A new state program offers student loan forgiveness for education majors. The aim is to reverse as decline in the next wave of future teachers in Kentucky schools. Tom Martin visits with Kentucky Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis and Dr. Sherry Powers, Dean of the EKU College of Education. LISTEN

Three: The latest in our series, "Humans of Central Appalachia." Kateena Haynes of Cumberland, KY, CEO of the Harlan Boys & Girls Club and among those yearning to change the story about life in Eastern Kentucky. Also, Crystal Kinser, organizer of TEDx-Corbin. Coming in March, the event is the first TEDx in Appalachian Kentucky and the aim is to share ideas for the region's future. LISTEN

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