This week on Inside Appalachia, we hear from a radiologist in eastern Kentucky who says he’s seeing a rise in cases of black lung among young coal miners. We’ll also hear the first part of a new series from reporters Randy Yohe and Chris Schulz about the dog racing industry in West Virginia. Then, we’ll travel to Monaca, Pennsylvania where Shell plans to begin operations at its massive ethane cracker plant, and our host Mason Adams speaks with author Barbara Ellen Smith.
On this West Virginia Morning, thousands are still without power after severe storms passed through the region Tuesday morning. Wheeling was hit particularly hard. We check in with the area. Also, in this show, a new Shell Oil plant is coming to Pennsylvania, and it’s bringing jobs with it but also some additional concerns.