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Lessons For W.Va. In West Germany's Transition From Coal

Over the past 50 in West Virginia, jobs in coal mining have declined by 66 percent -- and experts don’t predict a comeback. But we’re not alone -- other industrial places around the world face similar dilemmas. As the last story in West Virginia Public Broadcasting's series about the state of coal in West Virginia, Roxy Todd spoke with some of the people who live in those places, to find out where we may be headed. She started in Germany 50 years ago - when coal executives and political leaders were forced to make tough decisions when it came to the future of coal, and their home.

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Appalachia’s “Gunmen Of Capitalism” And The Matewan Massacre

This summer marks the 100th anniversary of the largest armed uprising in America since the Civil War, and a major event in West Virginia history: the Battle of Blair Mountain. The battle came in 1921, several months after the Matewan Massacre, a shootout that’s also been imm...

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