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Health Educator Brings Life Skills to People in Drug Addiction Recovery

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Moring, Kandi Messinger is a health educator for WVU Cabell County Extension Service. She teaches a nutrition and cooking basics class for those going through the Cabell County drug courts program. Kara Lofton spoke with Messinger about why alternative education and life skills training is an important piece of recovery.

Also on this week's shows, we’re hearing a series of stories about a community in Fayette County, where residents are worried about that chemical called PCB may be causing people to get sick. Although health officials haven’t backed up this claim, many fear that they could get cancer due to this environmental contaminant. This morning, we hear how one young boy in Minden, West Virginia, is processing his community’s story, and Roxy Todd speaks with one educator about how we can teach children about environmental issues- without overwhelming them too early.

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