Engineer Offers Advice on How To Keep Innovation Going in W.Va.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we conclude our series Appalachia Innovators with a story about an entrepreneur from Ohio County who has dedicated his professional life to re-imagining and retooling old materials in the region with new technologies. Glynis Board reports.

Also this morning -- ahead of Corrections Day at the Capitol in Charleston, host of the Legislature Today Andrea Lanham spoke with the Secretary of Military Affairs and Public Safety. In an excerpt from Thursday night's show, Jeff Sandy talks about legislation designed to increase pay for officers in the state’s prison facilities.

We also hear Mountain Stage's Song of the Week -- West Virginia super pickers Johnny Staats and Robert Shafer a song titled "El Cumbanchero."