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Q&A: Shepherd University Writer-In-Residence's Work Celebrates Appalachian Diversity

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, author Crystal Wilkinson is this year’s Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence at Shepherd University.

Wilkinson grew up in Kentucky with her grandparents. Her work celebrates being black in Appalachia. Liz McCormick spoke to Wilkinson last week. Here’s an excerpt from the interview beginning with Wilkinson sharing one of her short stories from her book, "Blackberries, Blackberries".

Also on today’s show, earlier this year, an NPR poll found that more than half of teachers don’t teach climate change, or even talk about it with students. The main reason -- it’s not their subject area. But even science teachers say there are challenges to teaching climate science. WFPL’s Liz Schlemmer reports from the parking lot at Louisville Male High School.

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