On this West Virginia Morning, this year marks the 22nd anniversary of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Most of us have an “I remember where I was” story from that day as many of us watched the planes crash into buildings, and the horror we felt. The world changed that day.
Nearly 3,000 people died in New York City, Washington, D.C. and in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
To commemorate the day, several West Virginia Public Broadcasting staffers contributed to this audio postcard. We’ll hear from Annie Thompson, Bill Lynch, Emily Rice, Kristi Morey, Curtis Tate, Eric Douglas, Caroline MacGregor, Chris Schulz, Maggie Holley and Chris Barnhart.
Also, in this show, alumni of West Virginia University rallied in Morgantown Saturday in support of faculty and students. Chris Schulz has more.
And the woman who sparked the 1974 Kanawha County Textbook Controversy has died. 82-year-old Alice Whitehurst Moore passed away at her home in Tennessee. Us & Them host Trey Kay has this remembrance.
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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Bill Lynch, Briana Heaney, Caroline MacGregor, Chris Schultz, Curtis Tate, Emily Rice, Eric Douglas, Liz McCormick, and Randy Yohe.
Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.
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