House Lawmakers Pass SNAP Work Requirement Expansion

Feb 21, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a bill that would expand a work requirement for some people who receive federal food assistance. House Bill 4001 would create a workforce requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents who receive food benefits through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP. Dave Mistich reports from the Capitol.

Also on today's show, internationally renowned instrument-maker Harold Hayslett died on Valentine’s Day this year at the age of 100. Despite being self-taught, the Putnam County native’s violins, cellos and other instruments made of Appalachian wood are considered by many musicians to be among the finest in the world.  

In honor of his legacy, we have a special feature from Kate Long that first aired 10 years ago.