Pete Marovich continues work on Searching for Dream Street
A woman walks across an old steel pedestrian bridge in Hazelwood, Pa. The bridge has been used for decades to cross over the railroad tracks that was built by B. F. Jones, of the Pittsburgh and Connellsville Railroad and later of Jones and Laughlin Steel Company. Jones built the rail line with respect to the resident’s concerns of maintaining the river’s aesthetic value. The railroad would later split Hazelwood into two sections, coining the local term ‘below the tracks’
As Politicians Argue About Healthcare – Appalachia Suffers
Justin Merriman is in Wise, Va., a small town, of around 3,000 people in the historic coalfields of Virginia, covering the Remote Area Medical Clinic (RAM). RAM is a non-profit organization, delivering healthcare to impoverished, isolated and underserved people.
A Lifetime Resident Talks about the Past and Present
George “Blackie” Miller talks about the old days in West Aliquippa. Miller, who changed his last name from Dokmanovich years ago, was born in West Aliquippa and lived there all of his life. He has seen the town go from boom to bust along with the steel industry.
The Mayor of Monessen Fights His Town’s Decay
The Monessen mayor says he is tired of the federal government sending aid to other countries while communities in the United States continue to suffer.