Jeff Thomas, author of “Virginia Politics & Government in a New Century, The Price of Power” (see my review here) — a book that should be read by every member of the Virginia General Assembly, by the way, as well as by Gov. McAuliffe and by all 2017 Virginia political candidates – has started a Podcast series on topics related to Virginia politics. He recently interviewed journalist Peter Galuszka, author of “Thunder on the Mountain: Death at Massey and the Dirty Secrets Behind Big Coal,” which was first published in late 2012, but is very much still highly relevant! See below for their podcast discussion on the coal industry in West Virginia and southwest Virginia, what Trump means for coal, etc.
Also see below for the video trailer for a new documentary, “Blood on the Mountain,” which will be ready for release on DVD via Netflix, Amazon, etc. on Feb. 21. The film deals with the coal industry’s negative impact on West Virginia culture.