'Finding America' on NPR

From Coal to Diamonds

Produced By: Jess Mador, Matt Shafer Powell

Charlene Hipsher knows the heart of Appalachia. She’s born and bred in Southwest Virginia, just over the East Tennessee border. Now, Charlene works with the Roane County District Attorney’s office in East Tennessee, where she spends her days at the county’s new drug treatment court observing firsthand the struggles, and also the strength, of those passing through each day. 

  • Aired on Jan. 4, 2017.

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