Monday a Pivotal Day for Teacher Walk-Out at Capitol

Feb 26, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we have the latest from the Capitol on the ongoing teacher walk-out and protest at in Charleston. With the continued approach of county school officials remaining in question, the potential of legal action to be decided by the state board of education and legislative deadlines looming, educators and school workers yet again plan to head to the Capitol in Charleston to rally lawmakers for better pay and health care benefits.

Also on today's show, the Ohio Valley’s steel and aluminum industries are closely watching what the Trump administration will do on imports. The Department of Commerce has suggested a massive 24 percent global tariff on steel and aluminum imports. Candidate Donald Trump promised to crack down on imports. Now, it’s unclear if President Trump will follow through. Becca Schimmel spoke to people in regional industries that could win or lose if tariffs take effect.

And a new radio documentary that explores the history of school integration in Fayette County airs Monday afternoon on West Virginia Public Broadcasting. It explores how in the small coal mining town of Mount Hope, integration was peaceful, compared with other areas around the state and the country. But there was some racism that divided the community. And although the football team integrated quite quickly, the cheerleaders had a different experience. Producer Michael Kline brings us the voices of several African American cheerleaders, including Kathleen Scott.