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Books In Prisons And How The Role Of ‘Dad’ Is Shifting, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, being a parent is a 24-hour role, and a lifetime commitment that has historically fallen to women. As men have started to take on more domestic work, what it means to be a father has started to shift.

Chris Schulz looks at these changes in our latest installment of “Now What? A Series on Parenting.”

Also, in this show, across the country, people who are incarcerated have reduced access to libraries, books and educational resources, according to the Appalachian Prison Book Project. For the past 20 years, the West Virginia-based nonprofit has worked to change that. They say that accessing books is a fundamental human right.

Jack Walker reports on the group’s history, and what it takes to get a book into an Appalachian prison.

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Chris Schulz produced this episode.

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