Beth Vorhees

Executive Producer, The West Virginia Channel

Beth is the producer and host of West Virginia Morning heard every weekday morning at 7:30 on West Virginia Public Radio.  You also hear her deliver the news throughout the morning on Morning Edition.

When the state legislature is in its 60 day regular session, she is the producer of The Legislature Today West Virginia Public Broadcasting's nightly news program.

Beth is currently the Executive Producer of The WV Channel. She was previously the Director of News and Public Affairs at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, having led an 8 person news team with bureaus across the state. 

She received the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 from the West Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters Association, just one of many awards she has received in her nearly 30 year broadcasting career at West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Beth lives in Charleston and has been married to Rick Vorhees for 31 years.  They have one daughter, Diana of Nashville, TN.

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the two agencies that oversee higher education responded to a performance review nine months after the review was given.  Liz McCormick has that story and a report from Green County, Pennsylvania, just across the West Virginia border, about coal and the presidential race. 

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On West Virginia Morning, Nicole Erwin with the Ohio Valley Resource explores how farmers are using data to determine when to plant and when to harvest.  The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, we’ll meet Zain, the youngest member of a family that immigrated from Syria to West Virginia and Mannington native William Matheny is along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis reports from Huntington where students at the former ITT Tech are getting help completing their education after the school closed all of its campuses nationwide and Ashton Marra previews her latest political podcast Viewpoint with an interview with the Libertarian candidate for governor.

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the massive flood in June caused over three million dollars in damages to farms.  Roxy Todd visits one such farm in Greenbrier County and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton spends a day with a crew from the HealthNet Aeromedical Services.

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W.Va. Superintendent of Schools Michael Martirano says budget cuts says have strained the Department of Education to the tipping point.

"We can't take any more cuts without having some sort of fatalistic impacts," he said in an interview with Ashton Marra on West Virginia Morning.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, the Supreme Court heard arguments yesterday over the case of Erik Wells, a former Democratic state senator who wants to run for Kanawha County clerk as an independent candidate and Ashton Marra joins host Beth Vorhees to talk about our new political podcast, Viewpoint. 

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, today is the deadline to apply for disaster assistance from FEMA and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  We’ll talk with a FEMA spokesman about the process and from Morgantown a story about a debate over urban agriculture. 

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On West Virginia Morning, the National Academy of Sciences is beginning a comprehensive study to see if mountain top removal coal mining affects the health of residents who live near them. 

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On West Virginia Morning, Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with author J. D. Vance.  His new bestseller is Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis and the quartet Darlingside is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

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On West Virginia Morning, we conclude our series about food insecurity with a report from McDowell County where farmers are trying to sell their local produce but meet with certain challenges and in Wayne County pop up farmers markets are bringing fresh food where it’s needed. 

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, we continue Roxy Todd’s series about food insecurity in one southern West Virginia county and some schools in Kanawha County have had to close due to air conditioning issues, but in may offices, the air conditioning works too well. 

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports that even if coal producing states win the case against the U.S. EPA over coal regulations, experts think the outcome won’t bring coal back and Roxy Todd reports about food insecurity in one southern West Virginia county.

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West Virginia University’s gold medal winner Ginny Thrasher will be at the State Fair on Saturday.  

Thrasher will be in the WVU Building from noon to 2:30 for autographs and photos with the gold medal she won as a member of the Olympic rifle team in Rio.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on an all-star lineup that will perform at Joe’s Pub in New York City on Sunday to benefit flood relief in West Virginia and John Mark Nelson is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week. 

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis has more from Huntington about the day 26 people overdosed on heroin in the span of four hours and West Virginia’s poet laureate Marc Harshman is along with this month’s poetry break. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, health reporter Kara Lofton talks with doctors who are offering alternative services to increase business and natural gas pipelines are crisscrossing the region, but federal safety rules for these pipelines are limited. 

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West Virginia Morning
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On West Virginia Morning, part two of our report about free trade.  One company in Kentucky is critical of trade agreements as bad for business.  And we’ll go inside the Explorer Academy, now in its second school year in Huntington. 

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Coming up at 7:41 On West Virginia Morning, the first of two reports about trade.  It’s become a focal point in the presidential campaign, but how does trade affect companies in our region?  And Glynis Board takes us to Blues Fest in Wheeling.

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On West Virginia Morning, host Beth Vorhees talks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about this weekend’s episode featuring stories about VISTA volunteers that are working or have worked in the state.  And Tift Merritt is along with our Mountain Stage song of the week.

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