How The Pandemic Is Changing The Mindset Of Housing And Working From Home


On this West Virginia Morning, in the wake of COVID-19, many city dwellers in New York and elsewhere have found themselves rethinking housing situations – especially now, if they can suddenly work from home. Also, in this show, we hear a report on the recent endorsement by the United Mine Workers of America for Ben Salango for West Virginia’s governor.

The largest union in the United States for coal miners has endorsed Ben Salango for West Virginia governor, almost five years after endorsing Salango’s opponent, Jim Justice. Emily Allen has more.

Outside of the health implications, the coronavirus pandemic may change American society – including where and how we work. When the pandemic hit, suddenly many people who didn’t “have” to go in to work, were working from home. And for some of those people, they suddenly realized, if I can work from anywhere, why am I living here? As a result, there has been a migration out of city centers and into suburbs and small towns. Kara Lofton reports.

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