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Respiratory Infection Concerns And Affrilachian Poet Frank X. Walker Talks Latest Work, This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, News Director Eric Douglas talks with Affrilachian poet Frank X. Walker about coining the term “Affrilachia” and about his latest work — a children’s book that uses the alphabet to identify and focus on people of color who grew up in Appalachia. It’s called A is For Appalachia.

Also, in this show, health officials from the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department report an uptick in numbers of respiratory infections. Caroline MacGregor has the story.

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