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Toyota Considers Investing in Appalachian Solar Power

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia morning, automaker Toyota is planning to announce a major investment in solar and other renewable energy in Appalachia and the Southeastern U.S. As Sydney Boles reports, the plan includes a massive new solar facility on an old coal mine in Kentucky.

Also on today’s show, in the Northern Panhandle, Weirton, West Virginia, looks very different than it did last week. Some residents there are still recovering after a planned demolition covered homes in soot, rocked foundations and blew out windows. Glynis Board reports.

And we hear another StoryCorps conversation. As part of a partnership with West Virginia Public Broadcasting, StoryCorps recorded more than 100 interviews in Charleston last fall. We hear one of the conversations this morning, between Scott Jarrell and his husband Dusty Foster.

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