West Virginia Morning

Weekdays at 7:41 a.m.

Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in-depth stories and interviews from around the state.    

Dave Mistich and John Cantees provide an update as a state of emergency remains in place for 44 of West Virginia's 55 counties after heavy rainfall has devastated pockets of the state.

Flooding, downed trees and other emergency situations have stalled response in some counties.  

On this West Virginia Morning, Roxy Todd brings us a report on a long-time sheep shearer and why he
 feels the time is right for retirement, and we listen to some poety from Jeff Mann.

On this West Virginia Morning, Kara Lofton brings us a report on the possible solutions for West Virginia's rural hospitals that are vulnerable to closure and we listen to a response from Gayle Manchin to an opinion piece by Garrret Mathews on the topic of McDowell County.

  

 On this West Virginia Morning, we hear a collaborative, investigative story on issues related to hydraulic fracturing from Glynis Board, the Center for Public Integrity and the new regional journalism collaborative, Ohio Valley ReSource. We'll also hear from Ohio Valley ReSource's managing editor Jeff Young about the project, what they hope to accomplish and how they'll get there.

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On West Virginia Morning, an all music edition as we listen to hip hop, hear from an artist who caters to musicians and the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, the House of Delegates has passed a cigarette tax increase.  It’s a vital component of the state budget proposal for 2017.  We’ll have the latest from the special session at the state capitol.  And Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at how retired coal miners are losing their benefits after companies declare bankruptcy. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session at the state capitol.  Democratic Governor Tomblin wants to make a deal with the Republican led House.  And we’ll meet a busy piano tuner in southern West Virginia. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, A Change of Tune host Joni Deutsch continues her series “30 Days of West Virginia Music.”  And Hayes Carl is along with the Mountain Stage song of the week. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, one of the measures the legislature failed to act on before recessing its special session was the governor’s bill to provide over two million dollars to Boone County schools.  Ashton Marra has that story.  And the U.S. Mint has unveiled a new quarter honoring Harpers Ferry. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, the Shell Oil Company will build a cracker plant in Pennsylvania near the West Virginia border.  Beth Vorhees talks with a chemical engineering professor at WVU for a review of how these plants operate.  And also from Pennsylvania, a story about how educators there teach climate change. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton looks at the new law that allows advanced nurse practitioners to practice medicine without a supervising physician.

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

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On West Virginia Morning, Clark Davis reports from Huntington where woodworking is part of a new hub for training and opportunity.  Also, two students at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University reports on the water quality of a stream in Taylor County that’s affected by a nearby coal mine.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra reports on the state budget passed yesterday by the special session of the legislature.  And A Change of Tune host Joni Deutsch joins Beth Vorhees to talk about her new project she’s calling 30 Days of West Virginia Music. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session of the legislature where there is no clear solution for the 2017 state budget.  And Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly talks with Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep about the program’s recent visit to the Appalachian region.   

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra has the latest from the special session of the legislature and our Executive Director Scott Finn talks with officials from AARP and the state press association about political debate plans.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Eric Eyre talks with Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton about the lawsuits the state has brought against drug manufacturers who shipped extraordinary amounts of painkillers to small pharmacies in Southern West Virginia.

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from Appalachia Health News Reporter Kara Lofton and Iraq War veteran Mark Combs as they discuss suicide rates among vets, Dave Mistich gives us an update on the WV Legislature's special 2016 session, and we hear our Mountain Stage song of the week.

On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on the latest from the special legislative session at the state capitol and Clark Davis reports on Huntington’s quest to become America’s Best Community.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, Dave Mistich reports on the failure of the House of Delegates to pass an increase in the tobacco tax.  And Roxy Todd reports from Davis and Elkins College as the school graduates its first class of students majoring in old time music. 

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

On West Virginia Morning, statehouse reporter Ashton Marra reports on the house and senate versions of the 2017 state budget.  Both make large withdrawals from the rainy day fund.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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