On this West Virginia Morning, the U.S. Detention Facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, is the longest-standing war prison in our nation’s history.
Trey Kay, host of WVPB’s podcast Us & Them, has been thinking a lot about how Guantanamo compares to similar detention facilities throughout history. He recently interviewed journalist and Parkersburg native Andrea Pitzer, who just published a book that provides an extensive history of concentration camps. She says if you want to know about the history of -- or current state of -- concentration camps, look at Cuba. We have part of the latest Us & Them episode called “Suburb of Hell.”
Also on today's show, as temperatures plunged during the 12-day cold snap that hit just after Christmas, many people across the East Coast reached for their thermostats, which increased demand for electricity.
A new federal report finds that without coal-fired electricity, the eastern United States would have experienced blackouts during the so-called “Bomb Cyclone” winter storm earlier this year. Brittany Patterson reports.