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Police Use Of Force And Pandemic Eating Disorders This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, many of us gained weight during the coronavirus pandemic. But for some, the stress and the worry led to bigger problems. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, hotline calls were up nearly 80 percent in the past year. We explore the impacts in West Virginia.

Also, in this show, last Friday, Charleston Police shot a Black man on the city’s West Side while attempting to make an arrest. Many residents in Charleston are left wondering why police resorted to shooting Denaul Dickerson as they call for the city to take action.

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