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State Trooper Memorial Service, Latest Us & Them And Understanding Drug Epidemic Buzzwords, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, hundreds of thousands of people are seeking political asylum in the U.S. Many, including folk musician Larry Bellorin, are waiting for an interview with U.S. immigration agents.

In our latest episode of Us & Them, host Trey Kay talks with Bellorin and his performing partner Joe Troop who make up the duo Larry & Joe. They play a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music.

Also, in this show, hundreds from close to home and around the nation attended the memorial service for slain West Virginia State Police Sgt. Cory Maynard. Randy Yohe spoke with some of those who came to honor the life and legacy of a beloved trooper who was shot and killed in the line of duty last Friday.

And, the drug epidemic is an ever-evolving hot button topic with tons of buzzwords. But what does it all mean? Appalachia Health News Reporter Emily Rice sat down with Susan Mullens, West Virginia Collegiate Recovery Network Project coordinator to discuss terminology.

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

Teresa Wills is our host.

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