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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
0

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
Read more
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.

Rank #1: Q&A: Journalist Documents Hike Along Daniel Boone's Wilderness Road

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On this West Virginia Morning, Jim Dahlman set out to learn more about Appalachia in 2013 by walking Daniel Boone’s Wilderness Road from Tennessee into Kentucky. He is a journalist and professor of Communications at Milligan College in Tennessee, and decided to document his walk.

Nov 08 2019

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Rank #2: Pastor Perseveres With Support Of St. Albans Tent City In Face Of Community Backlash

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On this West Virginia Morning, in rural Appalachia, if you face homelessness, it can be challenging to find resources to help get back on your feet. A pastor in St. Albans, Kanawha County, saw that a homeless encampment consisting of about 10 tents in his community was being pushed out. People were being told they had to leave. So, he decided to help. But not everyone in the town approves of the work he’s doing. Independent producer Kyle Vass spent some time this summer looking into what’s been happening with the “tent city.”

Oct 18 2019

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Rank #3: Mingo Family Build On Their Hatfield History To Boost Business

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On this West Virginia Morning, the Hatfield and McCoy ATV trail system that runs through southern West Virginia is an example of how people are using the well-known history of the infamous feud to boost the economy. Other businesses in the region have cropped up in recent years with the name -- most of them catering to trail riders. Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly met one family in Gilbert who are attracting visitors by sharing a piece of their tradition, craft, and even their story.

Nov 07 2019

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Rank #4: Group Of West Virginians Travel To Texas-Mexico Border To Help Asylum-Seekers

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On this West Virginia Morning, for many West Virginia residents, immigration is an issue that’s mostly only encountered in the abstract -- through news reports and from behind screens. But a group from Marshall County recently felt compelled to take a trip to the border, to see if they could do something to help asylum seekers. Glynis Board followed the group to learn more about the realities of the crisis at the southern U.S. border, and the people who would try to help.

Nov 05 2019

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Rank #5: As Murray Energy Seeks Bankruptcy Protection, Some Lawmakers Push For Miners' Pension Fund Fix

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On this West Virginia Morning, Ohio Valley coal giant Murray Energy’s bankruptcy renewed fears about the already shaky pension plan that tens of thousands of retired miners depend upon. As the Ohio Valley ReSource’s Becca Schimmel reports, some regional lawmakers are renewing their push to fix the United Mine Workers’ pension fund.

Nov 04 2019

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Rank #6: How An ATV Trail Is Changing The Way Some Communities See Themselves

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On this West Virginia Morning, Inside Appalachia takes a ride along the Hatfield and McCoy ATV trail this weekend. It’s an extensive trail system built out in a place where the job market has been hit hard by downturns in the coal industry. It’s one way the region is pumping new life into the economy, using a familiar family feud name, and ATVs, to draw people to the region. The Hatfield & McCoy ATV Trail system has been up and running in southern West Virginia since the early 2000’s. Emily Allen reports.

Nov 01 2019

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Rank #7: Braxton County Dedicates Visitors Center To Flatwoods Monster

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On this West Virginia Halloween Morning, we’d like to remind West Virginians of the many creatures featured in the state’s folklore – such as Big Foot and Mothman. And there’s another one that’s often described as an alien or a monster. Over the years, it’s become a part of the state’s pop culture. It's even made a larger resurgence just in the past four years through a tourism campaign and a new museum. Our folklife reporter Caitlin Tan brings us the story from Braxton County.

Oct 31 2019

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Rank #8: Domestic Violence Survivor Support Network Expands in W.Va.

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On this West Virginia Morning, beginning in the late 1970s, shelters and other resources began to become available for survivors of domestic violence in West Virginia. But navigating those resources and legal processes that can go with it isn’t easy. As Liz McCormick reports, work continues to broaden and improve what’s available to survivors.

Oct 30 2019

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Rank #9: Q&A: Coalfield Development Corp. Leader On Heinz Award

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This past summer, the executive director of a nonprofit called Coalfield Development was awarded a $250,000 grant from the Heinz Family Foundation. That director -- Brandon Dennison, who helped found Coalfield Development almost 10 years ago -- says the money will go toward a lifelong learning fund for his employees. The group operates mostly in southern West Virginia. It has about 60 full-time workers now, all working on different enterprises meant to diversify West Virginia’s economy. Emily Allen spoke with Dennison. We hear some of their conversation.

Oct 29 2019

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