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Join Dr. Burton Webb, UPIKE’s president, as he interviews leaders in Appalachia who are impacting the region’s narrative and creating positive change.
On this episode of Appalachia Rising, join our host Dr. Burton Webb as he sits down with Donovan Blackburn, CEO of Pikeville Medical Center. Dr. Webb and Blackburn discuss the many changes to the healthcare industry in Eastern Kentucky, plans for growth at Pikeville Medical Center and how to bring healthcare into rural communities in Appalachia.
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On this episode of Appalachia Rising, Dr. Burton Webb sits down with Shawne Wells. In addition to being an experienced educator, Wells’ most recent role as assistant principal at Pikeville High School has given her the opportunity to continue modeling leadership and tenacity for the next generation of change agents in eastern Kentucky.
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On this episode of Appalachia Rising, Dr. Burton Webb chats with regional entrepreneur and innovative problem solver Rusty Justice. Justice is co-founder and managing member of both Bit Source LLC, a web development company, and an engineering company Jigsaw Enterprises LLC, both of which are headquartered in eastern Kentucky. With diverse experience and a passion for seeing growth in Appalachia, Justice is an advocate for both the economy and culture of the region he calls home.
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On the first episode of Appalachia Rising, our host, UPIKE President Dr. Burton Webb, chats with Jared Arnett about his work with Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR). Topics range from innovation programs to health care initiatives in rural Appalachia. SOAR was created as a platform for the people of Appalachia Kentucky to be engaged, embrace new ideas, leverage resources and build capacity to create a 21st Century Appalachia. Jared has served as SOAR’s executive director since its inception in 2013.
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