Charleston, West Virginia, was the ninth stop on HuffPost’s Listen To America road trip.
Maybe you know Charleston because of the various colleges that surround it ― the University of Charleston and West Virginia State University as well as campuses of West Virginia University and Marshall University. Or maybe you’re an admirer of the city’s most notable landmark, the West Virginia State Capitol building, whose dome is five feet taller than the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Or maybe you just know it’s the state capital.
However you know it, Charleston’s history is vibrant and locals are all too happy to discuss it. We spent a day at the Charleston Civic Center and held a panel in the Little Theater about the state’s opioid crisis.
HuffPost is hitting the road this fall to interview people about their hopes, dreams, fears ― and what it means to be American today.
You can get a feel for our time there below: