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On this West Virginia Morning, the West Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill that would create 100 single-member legislative districts following the 2020 U.S. Census.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, 2017 was the year of endless Affordable Care Act debates. This year could be the year we see the effects for the people who need health care the most. As part of the series “One Year, Under Trump,” Mary Meehan reports some Ohio Valley health officials are concerned that vulnerable patients could lose access to health care.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, President Donald Trump has helped put the national spotlight on the Ohio Valley’s opioid crisis. But his record of action on the issue is mixed. As part of the series, One Year, Under Trump, Ohio Valley ReSource reporter Aaron Payne reports that public health officials in the region say they need more funding to back up the president’s promises.

West Virginia Morning
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The number of West Virginians who have died of opioid-related drug overdoses has climbed drastically every year for the past five years. West Virginia lawmakers say getting a handle on the state’s opioid epidemic is one of their top legislative priorities.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Kristin Phillips is one of two physical therapists in West Virginia specializing in women’s health. In the next episode of our occasional series, Windows into Health Care, health reporter Kara Lofton talks with Phillips about the main issues she sees in her practice. A warning to listeners, this interview includes detailed descriptions of women’s health issues and may not be appropriate for all listeners.

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The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) has opened an email hotline for the early detection of invasive pests.

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, the Ohio Valley ReSource series, “One Year, Under Trump,” looks at what the president has done on some of the region’s key issues.

As Becca Schimmel reports, despite the coal heavy rhetoric, the area’s industry has seen only minor change in employment.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia Public Broadcasting added a new reporter to its news team this week. Molly Born will be in Williamson, covering the southern West Virginia and Kentucky coalfields. Molly’s position is one of three in the region made possible through a partnership with the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the Lexington Herald-Leader and the GroundTruth Project’s Report for America initiative.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, in his second State of the State address, Gov. Jim Justice provided a message of optimism that repeatedly pointed back to the state’s dire economic outlook just one year ago.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting, an award-winning statewide public media organization, is seeking a highly motivated individual and public media fan to join our team as a Marketing Coordinator and help tell West Virginia’s story.  

The Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for executing our recently developed marketing plan, raising the visibility our organization and our award-winning news, educational and cultural content. The Marketing Coordinator will also play a vital role in social media and multi-platform promotional efforts.  

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We end our weeklong look at our best stories from 2017, where we stepped into the archives to retell some of our favorite stories from last year.

This morning, we hear from reporters Kara Lofton and Glynis Board.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

This morning and all this week we’re reaching into the archives to retell some of our favorite stories from 2017. Throughout our region, there are many communities with aging water systems built a generation ago by coal companies. As companies pull out or move on, communities are left to maintain the remaining infrastructure. One such water system is in Garwood, West Virginia. In one of our best-of 2017 stories, Inside Appalachia host, Jessica Lilly visited the Griffith family there about a year ago to find out more.

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One of our favorite stories from 2017 comes from Glynis Board who investigated how communities across the region and the country are investing in compassion to improve economy. Sounds a little farfetched. But a growing body of science points to compassion as an economic driver. Glynis explains why many businesses and cities are buying into the idea. 


All hail the queen! Join us for a free preview of Masterpiece - Victoria, Season 2. Experience the first hour of the new season of Victoria at our Charleston or Morgantown offices.

Join us Friday, January 12 at 5 pm at these locations. RSVPs are appreciated but not required. 

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West Virginia Morning
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In this episode of West Virginia Morning, we listen back to one of our favorite stories of 2017, about two flower enthusiasts who love searching for orchids in unlikely places. 


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Among the fallout in the ongoing opioid crisis: more kids are winding up in foster care. Thousands more.

In this episode of West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from former foster parent Jen Holden.

Throughout the Ohio Valley, thousands of children are in foster care. Liz McCormick reports - the opioid epidemic is sending thousands more to join them.

West Virginia Morning
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Here’s a question:  Is it easier to feel that sense of nostalgia for home when we don’t have to deal with the day-to-day reality of living there?

In this episode of West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from Jesse Donaldson, who wrote an entire book based on the tension between his own mixture of romance and reality of his memory and longing for home in Kentucky. 


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For the first time, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is moving its nightly broadcast about the state Legislature to the state Capitol building itself. 

 

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On this West Virginia Morning, the Trump administration announced it is reviewing an Obama-era rule that protects miners from exposure to coal dust, and that has some health and safety advocates concerned. As Benny Becker reports, the review comes amid a tide of regulatory rollbacks and at a time that the most severe form of black lung disease is on the rise.

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