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New Heart Tech And A Talk With New Delegate Anitra Hamilton, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, in April, Del. Danielle Walker stepped down as representative for the 81st House District to become the executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia.

Anitra Hamilton was selected to serve out the remainder of Walker’s term, and reporter Chris Schulz sat down with the state’s newest delegate to discuss her new position and plans.

Also, in this show, cardiologists at Marshall Health and St. Mary’s Regional Heart Institute are the first in West Virginia to use a new technology and mapping catheter to treat patients with complex cardiac arrhythmias (SMMC). Emily Rice has more.

And, West Virginia is mourning the loss of two police officers. Sgt. Cory Maynard, a state police officer, was killed in a shooting on Friday, and Patrol Officer First Class and K-9 handler Zane A. Breakiron was killed in a single motor vehicle crash while off-duty late Friday night or early Saturday morning.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

Teresa Wills is our host.

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