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Lawmakers Discuss West Virginia's Energy Future

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, energy and environment reporter Brittany Patterson spoke with Del. Bill Anderson, chairman of the House Energy Committee, and House Energy Committee member, Del. Mike Caputo on last night’s episode of The Legislature Today. They spoke about the role coal is likely to play in the future of West Virginia’s energy mix.

We hear an excerpt from the interview, taped live at the Capitol.

Also on today’s show, West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s show Us & Them explores the issues that divide Americans. One of those things is our history. We’ve heard American’s passionate differences over the statues and monuments that commemorate the Civil War.

Now, in the latest episode, host Trey Kay finds himself five-thousand miles away from home in Skopje, Macedonia -- which is part of the former Yugoslavia. In this old-world, exotic city, Trey says huge statues of military heroes made it look like home.

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