On this episode, we interview Teresa Tyson Gardner of the Health Wagon, a free clinic serving a vulnerable population in Southwest Virginia’s coal counties.
Teresa talks about the past, present, and future of the Health Wagon, the challenges to addressing healthcare in the mountains—but also how that need drives innovation and creative approaches.
Also, Mason talk about why a Roanoke city school superintendent gave copies of JD Vance’s “Hillbilly Elegy” to all of her principals ahead of the 2017-2018 school year.
Stories referenced on the podcast:
“Poverty, justice, and education in Roanoke, Virginia,” from Scalawag Magazine.
“In Appalachia, shifting political winds have forced Republican lawmakers to expand Medicaid. Could this be the start of a trend?” from Belt Magazine.
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