Trump Weighs in on Senate Race During West Virginia Visit

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On this West Virginia Morning, President Donald Trump held a roundtable discussion Thursday in White Sulphur Springs that was originally billed to highlight the impact of last year’s federal tax reform legislation. But, at various points, Trump veered off course to address issues such as immigration, trade, energy policy and the race for U.S. Senator Joe Manchin’s seat. Dave Mistich brings us the details.

We also hear from Inside Appalachia on today's show. On this weekend’s episode, host Jessica Lilly explores how our reliance on coal and other extractive industries has affected our region’s economy. To better understand how communities out West are coping with some of these same issues, she spoke with Kate Schimill, an economics reporter from Colorado. In an excerpt of the interview, Schimill talks about how former coal towns out West are looking to reinvent themselves.

And we hear the Song of the Week -- "Forget About It," from Alison Krauss and Union Station's 2005 Mountain Stage performance.