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KPBS Community Outreach Manager Reflects On Being From Charlottesville

KPBS community outreach manager Clare Pister is pictured on the campus of the...

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Above: KPBS community outreach manager Clare Pister is pictured on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville in this undated photo.

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Over the past few days, Americans have gotten to know Charlottesville, Virginia, as the place where racial violence erupted, killing one person and injuring many others.

But one of our colleagues at KPBS knows Charlottesville in a very different way — as her hometown.

Community outreach manager Clare Pister was acquainted with 32-year-old Heather Heyer, the woman who lost her life during last weekend's racial violence.

Pister has been thinking a lot about the tragedy this week and we asked her to tell us what it was like to grow up in Charlottesville. She shares her story Thursday on Midday Edition.

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