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West Virginia Morning

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Local news stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.

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Local news stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.

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By TODDJ1979 - Jan 10 2019
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Would love to hear more regional wv news added. Not a lot from the Eastern Panhandle.

Great way to keep up on West Virginia news

By Lithia2 - Mar 22 2015
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In just about 15 minutes each morning, I can know what's going on all over the state. I also hear stories of people I know, or that I want to know.

iTunes Ratings

9 Ratings
Average Ratings
7
1
0
1
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Great to hear

By TODDJ1979 - Jan 10 2019
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Would love to hear more regional wv news added. Not a lot from the Eastern Panhandle.

Great way to keep up on West Virginia news

By Lithia2 - Mar 22 2015
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In just about 15 minutes each morning, I can know what's going on all over the state. I also hear stories of people I know, or that I want to know.

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West Virginia Morning

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Local news stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.

Regional Author Sets Debut Novel In Fictional Version Of Greenbrier County

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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear another in our occasional series focusing on authors in the region. West Virginia author Mesha Maren’s debut novel Sugar Run is set in a fictional version of Greenbrier County and was described in the New York Times Book Review as “southern noir.” Maren splits her time between North Carolina and West Virginia. She spoke to Eric Douglas via Skype to discuss the book.

Dec 06 2019

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How Appalachian Shale Gas Filled A Gap In Japan's Energy Needs

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On this West Virginia Morning, the abundant drilling of our region's Marcellus and Utica shales has created a glut of natural gas. That means prices are at an all-time low. Producers eager to find new markets now ship gas overseas. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips traces the path of natural gas from the forests of northern Appalachia to Japan, where cheap Pennsylvania shale gas provides energy in the wake of a disaster.

Dec 03 2019

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Q&A: How Hospital Closures Are Affecting Appalachians' Access To Health Services

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On this West Virginia Morning, across Appalachia, and even rural America more broadly, hospitals are closing. Faced with increasing costs and aging, sicker and poorer patients, health care systems are consolidating their services, and in the process, increasing travel times for patients seeking specialized and emergency care. Freelance reporter Mason Adams recently dug into the impacts these changes are having on Appalachian communities in a story for In These Times . He spoke with 100 Days in Appalachia’s student editor Kristen Uppercue about his reporting.

Dec 02 2019

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Us & Them Podcast Tackles Debate Over Abortion Rights

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On this West Virginia Morning, abortion can be a hot button topic to avoid around the Thanksgiving table. But it’s a key issue at the heart of a highly polarized political climate. Several states now have abortion restrictions in place. Some states have signed abortion bans, but those aren’t in effect yet. And next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that could change the right to legal abortion.

Nov 27 2019

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Berkeley County Project Giving Eels The Slip

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On this West Virginia Morning, for more than 180 years, American eels have not been able to swim past Dam No. 5 in Falling Waters, Berkeley County. But that’s about to change. As Liz McCormick reports, officials are finishing a new “eelway” that could potentially help thousands of eels a year migrate further upstream in the Potomac River.

Nov 26 2019

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Feature Film Brings Brings Star Power To Ohio Valley Teflon Story

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On this West Virginia Morning, the decades-long saga over DuPont’s dumping of toxic chemicals in the Ohio Valley is getting the Hollywood treatment. “Dark Waters,” a film starring Mark Ruffalo as environmental lawyer Rob Billot, opened in theaters Friday. The film comes as regulators and lawmakers consider new rules on the toxic chemicals known as PFAS. As Ohio Valley ReSource reporter Brittany Patterson reports, the chemicals are showing up in more drinking water systems around the region.

Nov 25 2019

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Pickens Family Develops Decades-Long Connection With Lost Family Member In Austria

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On this West Virginia Morning, we start in an old farmhouse in Pickens, home to the Nestor family in the latter part of the 20th century. A lot has changed in the past 50 years. But perhaps the biggest difference since their childhood isn’t the kids and grandkids they’ve gained -- it’s the sister they met 30 years ago, from Austria. Emily Allen joined up with the family at a recent reunion to hear their story.

Nov 22 2019

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Peer Addiction Recovery Support Efforts Get State Support

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On this West Virginia Morning, earlier this fall, Bob Hansen, director of the Office of Drug Control Policy, said the state looks forward to creating new job opportunities for West Virginians in recovery from addiction. For some of these opportunities, being in recovery is actually a qualification. The state has been certifying and paying peer recovery support specialists through its Bureau for Medical Services since July 2018. As Report for America corps member Emily Allen reports, this is just one example of the state’s recent investments in peer support.

Nov 21 2019

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Fayetteville Puts Gnomes At Center Of Off-Season Tourism Effort

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On this West Virginia Morning, with coal mining on the decline and people relocating, some towns in southern West Virginia are trying to find other ways to spur their economies. In Fayetteville, that has meant leaning into tourism. There’s a large river-rafting, mountain-biking and rock-climbing scene in the area, but much of those activities are limited to the warmer months. So, the town has started a unique tourism campaign to get people to come visit in the off-season. Folkways reporter Caitlin Tan has the story.

Nov 20 2019

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Preston County Camp Provides Outdoor Learning Experience For Adults

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On this West Virginia Morning, we’re hearing stories this week that explore the benefits of going outside. People from all over the state and region converged in Terra Alta, West Virginia, earlier this year to celebrate nine decades of Mountain Nature Camp. It’s a camp where adults go to study pristine Appalachian corners of the world. Many folks came to celebrate community and traditions that have been going since 1929. But they also go to get their nature fix, which, as Glynis Board reports, an increasing number of researchers say is critical for both human health and maybe even life on the planet.

Nov 19 2019

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