Ep. 004: The Jagged Heart of Appalachia

Have you ever been curious about the intersection between free-market policy and urban issues? Do you wonder if rural America and urban America have anything in common? Today, we dive deep into the Jagged Heart of Appalachia as Garrett interviews Scott Beyer, the founder of Market Urbanism Report. He shares with us how he became interested in this region of the country and what he has learned about urbanism in a predominantly rural area like Appalachia. In this episode, we tackle the difficult issues of defining Appalachian culture, challenges like generational poverty and the opioid epidemic, and the unique way urbanism takes shape in the mountains of West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, and Southwestern Virginia. 

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