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Trauma and its Effects on Appalachia's Youth

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, youths experience trauma across Appalachia at a higher rate than the national average. This trauma can range from parents divorcing, to exposure to violence — and when kids don’t get help, there can be disastrous consequences for them and the people around them. Kyeland Jackson, of WFPL in Louisville, Kentucky, brings us this report.

Also on today’s show, February is Black History Month -- a time to recognize contributions from African-American men and women, many who have been overlooked. Reporter Sydney Boles brings us the story of Garrett Morgan. The Ohio Valley native might not be a household name, but his many inventions are.

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