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Paw Paws And Banned Books Week On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, for the past several years, on a warm autumn afternoon at the end of September, the parking lot of West Virginia University’s Coliseum fills with visitors. But they don’t come to watch basketball. As Chris Schulz reports, they come out for the paw paw fruit.

Also, in this show, this week is banned books week. Groups like the American Library Association encourage people to look at the books that have been banned and to think about why people attempt to remove them from public view.

News Director Eric Douglas spoke with Megan Tarbett, the director of the Putnam County Library and the president of the West Virginia Library Association to find out what it is all about.

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Caroline MacGregor produced this episode.

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