WVPB, Concord Partner To Host Opioid Symposium

Mar 20, 2018

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia Public Broadcasting is partnering with the Concord University’s Social Work and Sociology Department for the second annual Opioid Symposium and Job Fair.

This year’s theme is “Providing Hope.” Concord Associate Professor of Social Work and Director of Sponsored Programs, Scott Ingram, spoke with Glynis Board about Wednesday's symposium.

Also on today's show, a representative from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration visited West Virginia this week to announce an additional $330,000 of funding for opioid abuse prevention and treatment. Kara Lofton reports.

And we hear from the Ohio Valley ReSource about President Trump’s tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, which are scheduled to take effect at the end of the week. That’s encouraged some metals manufacturers in the Ohio Valley to ramp up hiring and production. But other regional businesses, from bourbon distillers to soybean farmers worry about retaliation from trade partners. Becca Schimmel reports on the industries that stand to lose out.