Class Divides

After Coal and COVID-19, Appalachia Needs More Than a One-time Check. Universal Basic Income Could Be Next.

Last year, before the COVID-19 pandemic, Matt Murphy started his first salaried job, scheduling and placing on-air ads for a state-wide commercial broadcasting company based in Charleston, West Virginia. Before landing full-time employment, Murphy worked as a substitute teacher, bartender and part-time radio announcer. But the transition to regular full-time […]

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