Should the government require wages over a certain level for taxpayer-funded construction projects? In West Virginia, some Republicans want to repeal the prevailing wage law altogether - like Laurie Lin of our podcast, "The Front Porch"
Between the two of them, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have appeared on Mountain Stage over 15 times in the last twenty years. Until the First Family of the Banjo make their next appearance on the show (get to writing, Bela/Abby!), we'll go ahead and listen back to their past pick'n tunes on Mountain Stage After Midnight.
A syringe exchange program is being launched to reduce diseases within Cabell County's population of injection-drug users.
State and local officials announced the one-year pilot program on Thursday at a news conference in Huntington.
Department of Health and Human Resources Secretary Karen L. Bowling says the state will provide $10,000 to the Cabell-Huntington Health Department to launch the one-year pilot Another $10,000 will be provided for technical support.
On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra visits a STEM camp for girls at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. And host Beth Vorhees talks with Anne White, a professional tennis player from Charleston who caused quite a stir for what she wore at Wimbledon 30 years ago. These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting…telling West Virginia’s story.
Click here to listen to West Virginia Morning Thursday, July 2, 2015.
One of West Virginia’s most successful athletes hailed from the unusual sport of woodchopping. Arden Cogar Sr. was born in Webster County on July 2, 1934. When he was 21, he won nine titles at what would become the Lumberjack World Championships. He demonstrated his skills at the 1965 New York World’s Fair and quickly became the sport’s leading figure, with regular spots on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. He eventually set more than 50 world records, many after he turned 40. He still holds nine records.
Businesses and homeowners in Morgantown have a variety of inexpensive options to significantly reduce their energy costs while also cutting greenhouse gas emissions, according to a report released on Monday, June 29.