West Virginia Morning

Weekdays at 7:30 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 Radio's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.    

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West Virginia Morning
7:56 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Rockefeller Calls Torture Un-American

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees talks with

U. S. Senator Jay Rockefeller about the reaction to the CIA torture report released last week.  And Glynis Board reports from the growing gas fields of Doddridge County.

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West Virginia Morning
7:50 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Researchers Will Monitor Morgantown Gas Drilling

On West Virginia Morning, a natural gas drilling company is teaming up with researchers as ti prepares to drill more wells near Morgantown.  Also, women are making their mark in the meat industry as butchers.

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West Virginia Morning
7:50 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Fayette Co. Business Owners Discuss Impact of Boy Scout Amendment

On West Virginia Morning, citizens in Fayette County speak out against the Boy Scout Amendment that passed in November.  They tell lawmakers that they fear the amendment will have a negative economic impact for businesses in the county.  And children’s advocates reveal their legislative wish list at the state capitol yesterday.

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West Virginia Morning
7:53 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Pooling Proposal Affects Surface and Mineral Rights Owners

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra explains the practice of “pooling” and how it affects mineral and surface owners in the Marcellus Shale gas region of the state.  And we meet Dr. Patrice Harris, a noted physician in Atlanta who grew up in the coalfields of West Virginia.

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West Virginia Morning
8:15 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Auditions Announced for "The Trial of Dr. Mudd"

On West Virginia Morning, too many teenagers are incarcerated and a task force has come up with recommendations to lower that number.  And Liz McCormick talks with a playwright who is auditioning actors for his latest worked titled “The Trial of Dr. Mudd.”

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West Virginia Morning
7:52 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Next Generation Standards: W. Va.'s Version of Common Core

On West Virginia Morning, the state board of education listens to teachers for their views on the curriculum known as Common Core.  And Glynis Board sits down with singer Mollie O’Brien and pianist Bob Thompson to talk about their Joy to the World holiday concert tour of the state.

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West Virginia Morning
8:10 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Charleston Police and Clergy Meet to Discuss Race Relations

On West Virginia Morning, in the wake of the shooting deaths of two black men by white police officers, officers of the Charleston Police Department met with local clergy to talk about race relations.  And in Huntington, officials are fighting back against drug trafficking.

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West Virginia Morning
7:52 am
Tue December 9, 2014

Republicans Pledge to Work Together

On West Virginia Morning, Republican lawmakers at both the state and federal levels pledge to work together to move their agendas forward.  And Governor Tomblin tells a classroom of third graders about the importance of STEM based learning. 

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West Virginia Morning
7:52 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Moundsville's Adrian Melott is an Inspiring West Virginian

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from the state capitol where new legislative leaders were chosen yesterday.  And we profile another inspiring West Virginian who was the first to use supercomputers to study the large-scale structure of the universe.

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West Virginia Morning
7:55 am
Fri December 5, 2014

Marshall and Concord Head to Football Championships

Both Marshall and Concord Universities head into the weekend with big games before them. Marshall will take on Louisiana Tech in the Conference USA Championship in Huntington and Concord will meet Bloomsberg for the Super Region One Championship in Athens.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller gave his farewell speech on the U.S. Senate floor Thursday, thanking his family, staff and fellow West Virginians for allowing him to serve.

This episode also include the Mountain Stage Song of the Week "Whatch'a Gonna Do" by Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn.

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West Virginia Morning
7:51 am
Wed December 3, 2014

W.Va. Poet Takes on Coal in Latest Work

St. Albans native Crystal Good takes on the racism, politics, and coal in her latest work "Appalachian Blackface." The poem premiered at November's Summit on Race Matters in Appalachia held in Charleston. 

In it, Good compares the blackface minstrel shows of the 1800's to today's political climate.

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West Virginia Morning
7:50 am
Tue December 2, 2014

W.Va. Responds to Proposed Carbon Rules, Minority Business Expo

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced yesterday the state had enter nearly 70 pages worth of comments in response to the federal Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule to limit carbon emissions across the country. The rule was released in June, but Monday was the final day for public comment.

Dr. Carolyn Stuart and the state Office of Minority Affairs will sponsor a Minority Business Expo in Charleston this week meant to connect small business owners and entrepreneurs with resources to help grow their operations.

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West Virginia Morning
8:21 am
Mon December 1, 2014

WVU Clinician Chooses Home, Greenbank Meeting on Proposed Pipeline

A West Virginia native, Bill Petros led world renowned Duke University Cancer Center for a decade, but when the opportunity arose to continue his work at home, he left Duke for a spot at West Virginia University.

Dominion Resources' Atlantic Coast Pipeline has caused an uproar in some Virginia counties in its path, but in West Virginia, the proposed pipeline is just starting to gain attention. A recent meeting in Greenbank in Pocahontas County was focused on helping property owners understand the project and what they can do to protect their land.

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West Virginia Morning
8:19 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Troubled Youth Thankful for Youth Services System in Wheeling

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board visits the Youth Services System in Wheeling, serving at risk children and young adults.  And Clark Davis reports from the Facing Hunger Food Bank in Huntington.

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West Virginia Morning
7:55 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Hepititus C Drug Works But It's Too Expensive

On West Virginia Morning, Suzanne Higgins reports on a new drug that successfully treats Hepatitis-C, but it comes with a big price tag.  And we’ll visit a distillery in the Eastern Panhandle.

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West Virginia Morning
7:59 am
Mon November 24, 2014

"Inspiring West Virginians" Producer Finds West Virginians Inspiring

On West Virginia Morning, Beth Vorhees talks with freelance radio producer Jean Snedegar about the people she is profiling in her fifth season of Inspiring West Virginians.  And reporter Roxy Todd takes us to Webster County for the Burgoo cook-off. Burgoo is a stew made without rules. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:51 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Garbage to be Turned into Fuel in Berkeley County

On West Virginia Morning, Liz McCormick reports on “resource recovery,” a polite way to say how household garbage can be used for fuel.  And Jessica Lilly joins Beth Vorhees to describe the scene at the arraignment of former Massey Energy chief Don Blankenship Thursday in Beckley.

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West Virginia Morning
8:32 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Farmington Mine Disaster 46 Years Ago Today

On West Virginia Morning, a widow of the Farmington Mine disaster, which happened 46 years ago today, remembers the last day she spent with her husband in an archived interview from 1992.  And Beth Vorhees talks with the director of the Partnership for Elder Living about aging issues facing the state. 

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West Virginia Morning
7:58 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Morgantown Delays Heavy Truck Ban

On West Virginia Morning, the chair of the Public Service Commission responds to a report that the state over regulates public water utilities.  And the city council in Morgantown has decided to delay an ordinance banning certain truck traffic downtown.

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West Virginia Morning
8:53 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Lawmakers Study Radioactive Drill Cuttings in Landfills

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board sits down with an expert on stress to talk about how social factors play a role in our health.  And Ashton Marra reports from legislative interim meetings at the state capitol.

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