Equity And Hate On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, equity is a recurring theme. We hear the latest on the dismantling of homeless encampments in the Northern Panhandle, details about a Black Lives Matter event in central West Virginia, and we hear from a former white nationalist.

About two weeks ago, the city of Wheeling posted signs in encampments where those experiencing homelessness stayed giving residents days’ notice to vacate. As Corey Knollinger reports, after a deadline extension and litigation, a United States District Court ruling has now set guidelines the city has to follow when removing camps.

This week on our podcast Us & Them, host Trey Kay meets up with the Southern Poverty Law Center who have created a podcast called Sounds Like Hate. Trey talks with one of the hosts and producers of that show, Geraldine Moriba. The goal of the podcast is to understand the motivation of hate in America’s white extremist groups.  Moriba and photojournalist Glenna Gordon take us behind the scenes of a group called Identity Europa.

A group of Black Lives Matter activists marched through Kingwood in Preston County this past weekend. The group of about 30 was led by West Virginia House Delegate Danielle Walker. They were met by about 50-armed counter protesters. Both sides were armed. Dave Mistich spoke with Walker about her experience.

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