Tens of Thousands of Miners Have At-Risk Pensions

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A bipartisan group in Congress has a new bill to save pensions for retired union coal miners throughout the Ohio Valley. As Becca Schimmel of Ohio Valley ReSource reports, the coal industry’s downturn has left tens of thousands of pensioners at risk.

Also, on the latest episode of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Us & Them podcast, host Trey Kay tells us about an African-American man who broke one of the National Football League’s last color barriers, almost 50 years ago.