Buoyed by Trump, Some Miners Are Sticking with Coal

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, coal miners were some of President Trump’s staunchest supporters in the 2016 election. He promised to bring back jobs in the industry, and that promise is tantalizing to some in coal country.

Reporting for StateImpact Pennsylvania, The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier found coal miners who are sticking with the industry, instead of looking for a new career.

Also this morning, Seth Glier’s latest album “Birds,” was written from a very personal place. But based on his rising profile, the album is proving to have broad appeal.

Glier performs “Water On Fire,” as our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.