Morgantown Nurse Details Experience Treating Patients With COVID-19


On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from a nurse who is taking care of COVID-19 patients. Also, in this show, we listen back to an interview with Jeanette Walls, author of “The Glass Castle.”

We hear a lot about the effects COVID-19 has on the economy and patients, but Eric Douglas spoke with charge nurse Colton Mearkle at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown about what it’s like to treat coronavirus patients.

On the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we listen back to a conversation with author Jeanette Walls. Walls grew up poor in America. She wrote about it in her bestselling memoir, “The Glass Castle.” She spent most of her childhood out west, but her father — originally from West Virginia — eventually brought her family back to McDowell County, where she lived for four years. Eventually, Jeannette moved to New York, in search of what she thought would be a better life. She found success and even an apartment on Park Avenue, all while her parents continued to live on the streets. A movie was released in 2017. Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly spoke with Walls just before the movie was released in theaters about why she wrote the book.

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