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Prison Overcrowding, WVU Cuts And COVID-19 Back In The News, This West Virginia Week

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On this West Virginia Week, employees at a federal prison had an informational picket to protest unsafe working conditions, WVU announced more cuts — this time to library services, groups from Kanawha County are suing the EPA about cancer causing chemicals, we learned what we all suspected — historically Black colleges and universities have been underfunded, and a small town classified ad publication is closing its doors after 50 years. 

We’ll also hear feature stories on the proposed silica dust rule as more and younger miners get black lung, a rebuttal story to our workforce series from a small business owner and a story about the rise of COVID-19 once again.

News Director Eric Douglas is our host this week.

West Virginia Week is a web-only podcast that explores the week’s biggest news in the Mountain State. It’s produced with help from Bill Lynch, Briana Heaney, Caroline MacGregor, Chris Schultz, Curtis Tate, Emily Rice, Eric Douglas, Liz McCormick, and Randy Yohe.

Learn more about West Virginia Week.