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Reducing Black Lung Risk And WVU Graduate Talks EYES Shelter, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, fewer coal miners are killed on the job than in years past, but black lung remains a persistent problem. Curtis Tate and Emily Rice spoke with Chris Williamson, the assistant secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Labor (MSHA), about MSHA’s efforts to reduce the safety and health risks in coal mines.

Also, in this show, Katelyn Aluise is a graduate of West Virginia University (WVU) and spent her final semester working on a multimedia piece about the EYES shelter and outcomes for children with intellectual disabilities in the state. She spoke with Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice about what she found through her reporting.

And, as part of the The Legislature Today, our reporters on Friday discussed what happened during the week and gave updates on the bills they’re following. Host Randy Yohe spoke with reporters Curtis Tate, Briana Heaney and Emily Rice.

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Eric Douglas produced this episode.

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