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Ohio Residents Look Ahead 1 Year After East Palestine Train Derailment, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, for the last several years, state legislators have introduced bills that make it illegal to discriminate based on hair texture and style — typically referred to as The Crown Act. But it has never passed. Briana Heaney spoke with Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, and Del. Anitra Hamilton, D-Monongalia, who are trying to change that.

Also, in this show, we have the latest story from The Allegheny Front — a public radio program that reports on environmental issues in the region. A year ago, a train derailment in the community of East Palestine, Ohio turned the lives of many residents upside down. We hear from a group trying to make a difference when this happens again.

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