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Opioid epidemic forums, black lung and a traveling bird show

This week, we're previewing two opioid epidemic forums happening in Charleston and Huntington. We're also talking about a new study that sheds light on the prevalence of black lung disease.

Finally, we're talking to Gazette-Mail John McCoy about "Wings of Wonder," a bird show at West Virginia's state parks.

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Funerals for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Blankenship, Sharon - 2 p.m., Evans Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Chapmanville.

Bourgeois, Cora- 3 p.m., Waybright Funeral Home, Ripley.

Carver, Donald- 1 p.m., O'Dell Funeral Home, Montgomery.

Chestnut, John- 6 p.m., Fidler & Frame Funeral Home, Belle.

Freshour, Dexter- 1 p.m., Casto Funeral Home, Evans.

Mace, Orphia- 11 a.m., Centralia Cemetery, Centralia.

Midkiff, Paul- 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Wyatt, Pauline - 11 a.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.