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'Us & Them' Releases Latest Episode Focused on Panhandling

Associated Press

Friday marks the release of the latest episode of the West Virginia Public Broadcasting podcast 'Us & Them.' This episode was inspired by a story WVPB reporter Dave Mistich reported in the fall that focused on panhandling in Parkersburg.

The city had posted signs asking citizens not to give to panhandlers claiming donations would support the drug and alcohol abuse problems in the area. 

The West Virginia ACLU threatened the city with a defamation lawsuit, but today, the signs are still posted and nothing has been filed. 

Listen and subscribe to "Us & Them" and our other podcasts here: http://wvpublic.org/podcast

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