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“READY JET GO!” WEEKDAYS ON PBS KIDS! AND WATCH ANYTIME ON THE PBS KIDS VIDEO APP. ♪ ANNOUNCER: FROM WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING — SUPPORT FOR “THE LEGISLATURE TODAY” IS PROVIDED BY MARSHALL UNIVERSITY, WITH MORE THAN 100 DEGREE PROGRAMS OFFERED IN FOUR LOCATIONS AND ONLINE. MORE ABOUT THE MARSHALL FAMILY AT MARSHALL.EDU. ♪ SUZANNE: WELCOME FROM THE CAPITOL BUILDING IN CHARLESTON. I’M SUZANNE HIGGINS. TODAY, A CONVERSATION ABOUT WEST VIRGINIA’S COAL INDUSTRY. WE WILL BE JOINED BY MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE ENERGY COMMITTEE IN A MOMENT. FIRST, HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE LEGISLATURE. JOINING ME NOW IS DAVE MISTICH AND EMILY ALLEN. THE SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION WAS THE CENTRAL DEBATE TODAY IN THE SENATE. THIS IS A RESOLUTION ASKING FOR A CONVENTION OF STATES FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROPOSING AN AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION TO LIMIT CONGRESSIONAL TERMS OF OFFICE. DAVE, THERE WAS ABOUT AN HOUR OF GOING BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF THIS RESOLUTION BECAUSE OF THE POTENTIAL IMPLICATION OF CALLING A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. DAVE: THAT’S RIGHT. I SHOULD GET INTO ARTICLE FIVE OF THE CONSTITUTION. I WILL WALK YOU THROUGH EXACTLY HOW THE U.S. CONSTITUTION CAN BE AMENDED. THERE ARE TWO ROUTES. THE PROPOSAL OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT, AND TWO OPTIONS TO THAT. SUZANNE: WE HAVE A GRAPHIC. WE CAN GO TO THE. — TELL THAT. DAVE: — WE CAN GO TO THAT. DAVE: AND SECOND, AGREE TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTION OR TWO THIRDS OF STATES AGREE. THAT IS STEP ONE. THE PROPOSAL. STEP TWO WAS A RATIFICATION OF THAT AMENDMENT. 3/4 OF THE STATES RATIFYING THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IN THIS CASE IS A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. SUZANNE: TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT EACH OF THE ARGUMENTS. DAVE: THE DEMOCRATS FOCUSED MOSTLY ON THE IDEA THAT IF WE CALL THIS CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, WE WOULD JUST BE ADDRESSING ONE ISSUE. SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION FOR DEALS WITH TERM LIMITS FOR CONGRESS. ONE ARGUED THIS COULD OPEN IT UP TO OTHER ISSUES.>>WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IS — CLOSE TO HAVING AN ARTICLE FIVE CONVENTION, WHO KNOWS? THE PENDULUM SWINGS BACK AND FORTH. WHO KNOWS WHAT PROVISIONS OUR CONSTITUTION WILL PUT AT RISK — OUR CONSTITUTION WILL BE PUT AT RISK? IT ALSO MAY BE ONE EXTREMELY POPULAR ISSUE COUPLED TOGETHER WITH OTHERS. NOBODY KNOWS. MANY INCLUDING ME. REALLY KNOW — INCLUDING ME DON’T REALLY KNOW. SUZANNE: THERE ARE MANY SUPPORTERS FOR THE BILL. DAVE: WE WILL HEAR NOW FROM SENATOR AZINGER ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS.>>ARTICLE FIVE IS A GREAT THING. IT IS A CHECK ON TYRANNY. IT IS BASICALLY SAYING WE HAVE NO OTHER RECOURSE HERE. IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN VIRGINIA RIGHT NOW, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL DISPLAYS OF ORGANIC DEMOCRACY HAPPENED IN VIRGINIA THIS WEEK. THE PEOPLE ROSE UP. WHAT IF THE PEOPLE RISE UP AND THE TYRANTS THAT ARE IN OFFICE SAY I DON’T CARE? THIS IS AN AVENUE, A TOOL THE FOUNDERS G US BECAUSE THEY WERE STUDENTS OF HISTORY, AND THEY KNOW HOW EASILY TYRANTS RISE. . AUTHORITARIAN GOVERNMENTS RISE. THAT’S WHAT THIS IS FOR. DAVE: AGAIN, THIS SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION PASSED IN A 20-10 VOTE. DEMOCRATS JOINED THE REPUBLICANS. AS THE DEBATE ROLLED ALONG, THERE WERE QUESTIONS OF UNKNOWNS, WHAT CAN HAPPEN IF WE WERE TO GO ALONG WITH THIS. IF IT PASSES THE HOUSE, IT WOULD BECOME THE 16TH — VIRGINIA WOULD COME THE 16TH OF 38 STATES TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION. LET’S TAKE A LISTEN.>>IF ALL THE STATES AND REPRESENTATIVES GET TOGETHER, THEY ARE NOT GIVEN SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, THEY WOULD BE ALLOWED OBVIOUSLY TO PRESENT THEIR CONCERN, THEN WE WOULD ALL VOTE ON IT. WE WOULD BE BOUND TO VOTE ON WHATEVER ISSUE CAME OUT.>>SAY IT IS CONVENTION TO LIMIT CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS. OUR DELEGATES MAY NOT VOTE FOR A LIMITATION ON TERMS OF OFFICE FOR MEMBERS OF CONGRESS THAT IS LESS THAN 12 YEARS OR THAT IS MORE THAN 20 YEARS. I THINK THOSE SORTS OF BINDING INSTRUCTIONS — BY THE STATE THAT CHOSE TO DO IT. THIS RESOLUTION DOES NOT ADDRESS IT AT ALL. IT CALLS FOR THE CONVERSATIONAL DISCUSSION, IF YOU WILL. SUZANNE: NOW THE RESOLUTION IS OVER IN THE HOUSE. EMILY, TELL US WHAT IS ON THE ACTIVITIES CALENDAR.>>TOMORROW IS THE LOBBYING DAY. A BUNCH OF PROGRESSIVES WILL BE THERE, FOCUS ON INCLUSIVENESS. WEST VIRGINIA FAIRNESS, A HUGE PROPONENT OF THE ACT TO PROTECT LGBTQ’S COMMUNITY. DAVE: IT IS A PAINSTAKING PROCESS OF CONTINUING TO EDUCATE AND TALK TO LEGISLATORS IN A FAIRLY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME AS A RESULT OF THE 50 DAY SESSION. TOMORROW WILL BE A BIG DAY FOR US. IT IS THE ONLY DAY WHEN SO MANY PEOPLE GATHER TO HELP US LOBBY ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES. SUZANNE: NEXT, PART TWO OF OUR FOCUS ON WEST VIRGINIA’S MAJOR ENERGY SECTOR. TONIGHT, A FOCUS ON CALL. — ON COAL. WE JOIN REPORTER BRITNEY PATTERSON FOR THE DISCUSSION IN JUST A MOMENT. FIRST, WE BEGIN WITH THE STATE’S MOST STATE-OF-THE-ART COAL BURNING POWER PLANT.>>THE LONGVIEW COAL-FIRED POWER PLANT IS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED PLANTS IN THE WORLD. THE POINT AT THE TOWERING THREE BUILDING COMPLEX.>>THE SECOND BUILDING IS THE BOILER BUILDING. IT IS 16 STORIES TALL. THE BOILER IS IN THERE. THAT IS WHERE THE ACTION OCCURS. IT BURNS VERY HOT TEMPERATURES AND TERMS THE WATER INTO STEAM, TO BE USED IN THE STEAM TURBINE. RETROFITS WERE COMPLETED IN 20 — >>RETROFITS WERE COMPLETED IN 2015. MANY COAL-FIRED OUR PLANS AND WEST VIRGINIA AND ACROSS THE COUNTRY ARE STRUGGLING TO SEEM COMPETITIVE. LONGVIEW IS 24-7. IT IS A MERCHANT PLANT AND SELLS OUR DIRECTLY TO REGIONAL GRID OPERATORS.>>WHERE ABLE TO PRODUCE ELECTRICITY MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN ANY OTHER COAL PLANT IN OUR REGION. WE ARE ABLE TO DO IT AT A LOWER COST THAN JUST ABOUT ANY OTHER FOSSIL FUEL PLANTS.>>AND YET IN 2019, LONGVIEW ANNOUNCED DIVERSIFICATION ON HOW THEY PRODUCE ELECTRICITY.>>WE WANTED TO COMBINE WITH OUR CLEAN COAL PLANT THE BENEFITS OF HAVING LARGE GRASS FIRE PLANTS AND THEN THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A RENEWABLE SOLAR PLANT AS WELL.>>A 1200 MEGAWATT GAS PLANT ADJACENT TO THE COAL PLANT. THEY SAY IT MAKES ECONOMIC SENSE.>>ON THE SOLAR SIDE, THERE ARE COMPANIES LIKE FACEBOOK, GOOGLE, OTHERS THAT HAVE CORPORATE OBJECTIVES, OBTAINING ALL THEIR POWER FROM HER NOBLE SOURCES. THEY ARE WILLING TO PAY SIGNIFICANTLY MORE FOR THAT POWER.>>HE SAYS BUILDING A GAS PLANT GIVEN THE REGION’S ABUNDANCE OF NATURAL GAS, NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION HAS GROWN RAPIDLY AND IS PROJECTED TO GROW OVER THE NEXT FEW DECADES. NEIGHBORING STATES HAVE THE ADVANTAGE OF LOW-PRICED GAS. WEST VIRGINIA IS STILL PRIMARILY RUNNING GOAL. THE MOUNT HAS GONE FROM HAVING THE CHEAPEST ELECTRICITY IN THE COUNTRY — THEY ARE OFFERING — HE SAYS CONSUMERS WILL PAY.>>WE TRY TO KEEP THOSE THINGS RUNNING BECAUSE OF EMPLOYMENT ISSUES. THOSE WHO EXTRACT COAL FROM THE GROUND. AT THE SAME TIME, WE ARE NOT DOING ANYBODY ANY FAVORS PAYING THE COST OF THE LOSSES THOSE PLANTS ARE INCURRING RIGHT NOW.>>HE ANALYZES COLD TRENDS FOR WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY.>>DOMESTIC MARKETS HAVE ESSENTIALLY TRIPLED IN SIZE WITH RESPECT TO GAS, RENEWABLES, OTHER FUEL SOURCES BEYOND COAL.>>THE WEST VIRGINIA-BASED COMPANY BLACK JEWEL WENT BANKRUPT IN JULY. THOUSANDS OF MINERS HAD THEIR PAYCHECKS TURNED BACK. LEST THERE, — LAST YEAR, THEY SOUGHT PROTECTIONS. THE COAL ASSOCIATION SAYS THEY ARE CONFIDENT WEST VIRGINIA’ WILL CONTINUE MINING COAL.>>WE STILL HAVE THE BEST: THE WORLD IN WEST VIRGINIA — BEST COAL IN THE WORLD AND WEST VIRGINIA. THE BEST COAL MANAGERS. THEY ARE STILL STRUGGLING.>>THE MARKETS COULD BE THE PROBLEM THIS YEAR. SINCE 2017, WEST VIRGINIA HAS BENEFITED RUM — FROM OVERSEAS COAL.>>AS FAR AS THE COAL MARKET IS CONCERNED, PRICES IS A REFLECTION OF THE DEMAND. COMING OFF THE SUGAR HIGHS WE HAD IN 2017 AND 2018. RECALIBRATING HIS THE WORD YOU WANT TO USE.>>MANY HAVE CLOSED THEIR IDLED MINES IN THE REGION. EMPLOYMENT WAS MORE STABLE IN 2018-2019. PRODUCTION FELL ABOUT 25% LAST YEAR. EMPLOYMENT HAS FALLEN BY MORE THAN ONE THIRD IN THE LAST DECADE. I’M BRITNEY PATTERSON. JOINING US NOW OUR DELEGATES BILL ANDERSON AND HOUSTON ENERGY — HOUSE ENERGY COMMITTEE MEMBER MR. CAPUTO. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I WANT TO START BY GIVING YOU A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT WE JUST SAW. COAL AND WEST VIRGINIA HAVE BEEN SYNONYMOUS. WHAT DO YOU REALISTICALLY SEE FOR THE COAL INDUSTRY AND WEST VIRGINIA? — I WEST VIRGINIAN?>>I SEE THE COAL INDUSTRY CONTINUE TO STRUGGLE IN THE NEAR FUTURE. IT IS STILL PRIMARILY RESPONSIBLE FOR CARRYING A LOAD OF THE STATE. WE HAVE BEEN DEVELOPING RENEWABLES IN BOTH THE WIND POWER OR SOME SOLAR GENERATION, BASED ON THE AVAILABILITY TO GENERATE THE POWER. IN THE NEAR FUTURE, THE PRIMARY BASELOAD — BE THE PRIMARY BASELOAD CARRIER IN THE STATE.>>I AGREE. I THINK COAL WILL ALWAYS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN THIS NATION. IT WILL STABILIZE AND REMAIN FOR A FEW GENERATIONS AHEAD. IT WILL STILL BRING JOBS, CREATE A LOT OF INCOME TO THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH THE MINERS WORK AND MINE THE COAL. MY HOPE IS THAT IT WILL STABILIZE. I AGREE WITH THE CHAIRMEN. IT WILL NEVER BE WHAT IT ONCE WAS. THERE IS A DIVERSIFICATION OF SOURCES TODAY. BUT NONE CAN COMPETE WITH THE BASELOAD THAT COLD READS. I THINK IF WE SHUT THE COAL INDUSTRY DOWN TODAY, WE WOULD SEE A LOT OF BLACK HOUSES FRANKLY, BECAUSE I DON’T THINK OTHER ENERGY SOURCES COULD TAKE ITS PLACE AT THIS POINT.>>CALL IS EVER GOING TO GET BACK TO LEVELS WE HAVE SEEN PAST. WHAT DO YOU SEE AS YOUR ROLE AS LEGISLATORS TO ENSURE WE ARE NOT ONLY PROTECTING THE MINERS CURRENTLY WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY, BUT ALSO ENSURING THE SITES ARE ADEQUATELY CLEANED UP? I ASK BECAUSE THE BANKRUPTCIES WE FILED LAST YEAR WERE REALLY INTENSE. WE ARE TALKING A LOT OF LIABILITY.>>I BELIEVE THE LEGISLATURE HAS A ROLE TO ENSURE THE BONDING REQUIREMENTS PUT UP FOR THE MINING OPERATIONS ARE SUFFICIENT TO PAY FOR THE RECLAMATION CLEANUP IF THE COMPANIES GO BANKRUPT.>>WE CANNOT LEAVE THE TAXPAYERS HOLDING THE BAG FOR BANKRUPT COMPANIES. IT IS A SAD STATEMENT. MANY COMPANIES THAT WERE MAJOR PRODUCERS IN OUR BACKYARD HAVE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY. HOPEFULLY THE BONDS ARE SUFFICIENT AND THOSE MINDS THAT DO EVENTUALLY CLOSE WILL BE CLEANED UP. — MINES THAT DO EVENTUALLY CLOSE WILL BE CLEANED UP.>>I WANT TO TURN TO ANNOUNCE THAT GOVERNOR JUSTICE MADE ABOUT RAMACO COAL AND THE IDEA OF TURNING: TWO COAL FIBER. — TURNING COAL INTO COAL FIBER. THERE IS DIFFERENT USES FOR ELECTRICITY. A LOT OF IT HASN’T MATERIALIZED. I WANT TO GET YOUR IMPRESSION OF THE GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT.>>I AM HAPPY ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT. I HOPE THERE IS CONSIDERABLE SUBSTANCE TO THAT. I KNOW WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY IS ESSENTIALLY DOING COAL RESEARCH. WE HAVE BEEN EXAMINING COAL SEQUESTRATIONS, SOME OF THE CONTAMINANTS FROM THAT. I AND MORE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE DASH CAM MORE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE — I AM MORE ADJUSTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE DETAILS OF THIS. IF WE CAN GET PAST THE TRADE DISAGREEMENTS AND GET TO A MORE STABLE BUSINESS CYCLE, IF THEY ARE WILLING TO MAKE INVESTMENTS AND CREATE NEW PRODUCTS, THAT WILL KEEP OUR COAL MINERS WORKING AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, I THINK THE FUTURE OF COAL, DIVERSIFYING THE RELATIVE USE OF COAL COULD HELP THE FUTURE OF THE STATE.>>I WILL BE NICE AND SAY I AM CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC. I HAVE BEEN IN THIS INDUSTRY FOR 42 YEARS. ALTERNATIVE USES TO COAL IS NOT A NEW, NOVEL IDEA. THERE HAVE BEEN COLD TO LIQUIDS PROPOSE. THE CARBON FIBER PROPOSED THROUGHOUT MY ENTIRE CAREER IN THIS ENTIRE INDUSTRY. NONE OF THAT EVER COMES TO FRUITION. I HOPE THE GOVERNOR’S REMARKS WERE NOT JUST WORDS. I WOULD FULLY SUPPORT, I THINK EVERY MEMBER OF BOTH HOUSES WOULD FULLY SUPPORT HIM AND HELP IN ANY WAY WE CAN TO CREATE MORE JOBS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE HERE IN WEST VIRGINIA. BUT AGAIN, UNTIL I SEE SOME BRICKS AND MORTAR BEING LAID, UNTIL I SEE PEOPLE ON THE JOB BEING SENT TO THOSE FACILITIES, I WOULD REMAIN CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC BUT VERY HOPEFUL. IT IS SOMETHING I WOULD ABSOLUTELY WELCOME, BUT I HAVE HEARD THIS FOR MANY MANY YEARS.>>WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME OF THE LEGISLATIVE ACTION THIS BODY HAD LAST YEAR IN RELATION TO THE INDUSTRY. WE SAW A TAX BREAK FOR THE POWERPLANTS TO THE TUNE OF $12 MILLION, $12.5 MILLION. LAST YEAR, WE OFTEN SAW SEVERANCE TAX CUTS. BOTH OF THOSE WERE WAYS TO SUPPORT THE INDUSTRY AND CREATE JOBS AND REALLY BOOST PRODUCTION AND EMPLOYMENT. I AM WONDERING, HAVING ALMOST A YEAR OUT OF THIS, HOW DO YOU THINK IT IS WORKING? IS IT WORKING? WERE THOSE EFFECTIVE USES OF OUR MONEY?>>I BELIEVE THEY WERE. I SUPPORT THEM. I HAVE CONSTITUENTS THAT WORK AT STATIONS. I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO MAINTAIN THE JOBS. NOT ONLY THESE PEOPLE’S JOBS, BUT WE ARE IN A COMPETITIVE SITUATION WITH OTHER STATES. WE HAD A 5% SEVERANCE TAX. WE HAVE AN INDUSTRY THAT IS STRUGGLING. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNIO STABILIZE THE INDUSTRY. IT CREATES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE GOVERNOR’S ANNOUNCEMENT MAY BE TO BEGIN — MAYBE TO BEGIN. TO DIVERSIFY A PORTION OF OUR ECONOMY. MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT — ACROSS THE STATE, IT IS MORE THAN JUST JOBS AT POWER STATIONS, IT IS MORE THAN JUST COAL MINING JOBS, IT IS ALL KINDS OF BUSINESSES. IT IS JOBS IN THE RAIL SYSTEM MOVING COAL, OR ON THE BARGES ON THE RIVER, OR SUPPLIERS, WHETHER IT IS SUPPLIERS, UTILIZED, THANKS TO PREPARE THE RAILROAD CARS. — THINGS TO REPAIR THE RAILROAD CARS. THE STABILIZATION OF THE COAL INDUSTRY STABILIZES JOBS THROUGHOUT THE ECONOMY. IT’S EQUAL HOPE FOR THE FUTURE, GENERATES TAX REVENUE FOR THE STATE.>>I SUPPORT BOTH PIECES OF THAT LEGISLATION AS WELL. WE HEARD FROM THE FOLKS IN THAT COMMUNITY. THAT PLACE WAS ON LIFE SUPPORT. I THINK WE HAD TO DO WHAT WE COULD. WE KEPT A LOT OF PEOPLE WORKING. THERE IS ALSO A MILLION TONS OF COAL IN THE NORTHERN PANHANDLE, WHICH IS IN OUR BORDERS, WHICH SHIPPED TO THAT FACILITY. WE HAD THAT AT RISK AS WELL. AS FAR AS THE SEVERANCE TAX, I HOPE WE DID THE RIGHT THING. WE CAN ONLY LOOK AT THE EVIDENCE THAT WE HAVE. IF WE THINK THE STATE HAS TO MAKE AN INVESTMENT TO KEEP THOSE JOBS AND KEEP THE ECONOMY GOING, THE GENTLEMAN TALKS ABOUT ALL THE JOBS THE INDUSTRY SUPPORTS, WE CAN TAKE THAT DOWN TO THE CORNER STORE. IT IS MASSIVE. WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO TRY WITHOUT GIVING AWAY THE FARM AND COSTING TAXPAYERS A LOT OF MONEY. WE HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO DO THAT. WE CAN’T REGULATE OUR WAY OUT OF THIS. I DON’T THINK REDUCING HEALTH AND SAFETY AS A SAVIOR. I RESPECTFULLY DISAGREE TO THE. — TO THAT. WE HAVE TO MOVE IN A DIRECTION THAT WILL KEEP THE ECONOMY GOING.>>ABSOLUTELY. I GUESS TO PUSH BACK ON THAT A LITTLE BIT, WE CUT SEVERANCE TAXES, WE MADE INVESTMENTS, THAN THE STATE HAS TO FIGURE OUT WHERE TO GET THAT MONEY. GIVEN THE TRAJECTORY OF THE INDUSTRY, SHOULD MONEY LIKE THAT THE MADE FOR — BE MADE A CIPHER DIVERSIFICATION? — BE MADE A SIDE FOR — BE PUT ASIDE FOR DIVERSE VACATION? — DIVERSIFICATION?>>THINK OUR TECHNICAL WILL HAVE A ROLE IN THE DIVERSIFICATION ECONOMY IN THE STATE IN TRAINING THE STUDENTS AS THE ECONOMY EVOLVES.>>WE HAVE TO KEEP OUR INDUSTRY GOING AS WELL, BUT WE MUST LOOK AT DIVERSIFICATION AS THE FUTURE OF WEST VIRGINIA.>>THANK YOU BOTH VERY MUCH FOR COMING ON THE SHOW THIS EVENING. SUZANNE: WE WOULD LIKE TO KEEP THE CONVERSATION ABOUT ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT GOING. FROM A NOBLE ENERGY, TO — RENEWABLE ENERGY TO: GUESS, LET US KNOW — COAL AND GAS, LET US KNOW. YOUR QUESTIONS MAY BE ADDRESSED DURING THIS LEGISLATIVE SESSION. FOR EVERYONE HERE AT WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING — THANKS FOR JOINING US. HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

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