07 April 2010
Hollow Victory - Airs April 12
Chelsea Merz, a reviewer on Public Radio Exchange, describes "Hollow Valley" this way: "Missing toes, internal hemorrhaging, black lung, eating flour and sugar for dinner: the life of West Virginian miners. This sounds straight out of Steinbeck, and like Steinbeck Helen Borten explores the economic problems of rural labor, the political power of the bullying coal industry." This documentary, produced by reporter Helen Borten, explores the implications of coal mining in West Virginia.