Laura Harbert Allen (she/her) is a Report for America corps member covering the intersection of religion, politics and culture for 100 Days in Appalachia. Prior to joining 100 Days, she contributed to podcasts such as Making Contact, Us & Them, Freakonomics Radio and Inside Appalachia.
On Friday night, West Side resident Carolyn Wesley went to see a show at the Clay Center in downtown Charleston. Before she left, she noticed it was a little chilly in the house. “I told my husband to check the furnace,” she said. “But he thought it was fine.” When she got back home hours […]