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Domestic Violence Survivor Support Network Expands in W.Va.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, beginning in the late 1970s, shelters and other resources began to become available for survivors of domestic violence in West Virginia. But navigating those resources and legal processes that can go with it isn’t easy. As Liz McCormick reports, work continues to broaden and improve what’s available to survivors.

Also on today’s show, Murray Energy ––  the largest underground coal mining company in America, with a large presence across the Ohio Valley –– filed for bankruptcy Tuesday. Brittany Patterson has more on what that could mean for the coal industry and the region.

And on the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we step out of the realm of journalism and into the world of the supernatural. We aren’t going for complete fiction, though -- a lot of the stories have their basis in historical facts throughout the Appalachian Mountains. Donny Jones is a Civil War reenactor and has been since he was 13. He visits old battlegrounds in uniform and stages battles. He was participating in a reenactment when he encountered something strange on the frontlines.

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