Ohio Valley Energy Producers Weigh in on Plans to Aid Industry

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On this West Virginia Morning, President Trump has told the Department of Energy to stop the pending closure of some economically struggling coal-fired and nuclear power plants. As Brittany Patterson reports, energy analysts say that would raise bills for consumers and would likely come too late to help facilities in the Ohio Valley.

Also on today's show, a group of people fighting the opioid epidemic in Berkeley County is garnering national attention. In the Hope Dealer Project, three women work together to drive people struggling with addiction to inpatient detox or rehabilitation centers – pushing the message that recovery is possible. Liz McCormick has that story.

And we hear the Mountain Stage Song of the Week -- Judith Owen joined by Portuguese percussionist Pedro Segundo and the legendary bassist Leland Sklar for a performance of "We Give In."

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