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
7:59 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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West Virginia Morning
8:00 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Rev. Jim Lewis Performed Gay Marriage Services Decades Ago

On West Virginia Morning, Fairness West Virginia is celebrating same sex marriage in West Virginia, but the group knows there’s still work to do for equality in housing and employment.  And a profile of the Reverend Jim Lewis of Charleston who supported gay marriage in the 1970’s.

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West Virginia Morning
8:12 am
Fri November 14, 2014

UBB Victim's Father Reacts to Blankenship Indictment

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly talks with the father of one of the victims of the Upper Big Branch mine explosion who welcomes the news that former CEO of the company that owned the mine has been indicted.  And Dave Mistich reports from Parkersburg about the posted signs asking people not to give money to panhandlers.

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West Virginia Morning
8:22 am
Thu November 13, 2014

Mine Safety Threatened by Deliquent Fines

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly talks with NPR’s Howard Berkes about his investigation that links delinquent fines for mine safety violations to more injured coal miners.  And schools in Mingo County are no longer under state control after the state board of education gave back control to the local school board yesterday, but the board remains concerned about educational conditions in Fayette County.

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West Virginia Morning
8:16 am
Wed November 12, 2014

Race Matters in Appalachia

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from the Summit on Race Matters in Appalachia held yesterday in Charleston.  And on the heels of a new agreement between the United States and China to limit greenhouse gases, Glynis Board explores a new report about ways to reduce emissions in West Virginia. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:16 am
Tue November 11, 2014

Film Honoring 37 Fallen Premieres Tonight

On West Virginia Morning on this Veterans Day, Beth Vorhees talks with two students at West Virginia State University about their film that chronicles the lives and service of 37 West Virginians who died fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.  And Suzanne Higgins sits down with U. S. Senator Jay Rockefeller as prepares to retire from public service. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:30 am
Mon November 10, 2014

Nick Rahall Gives His Exit Interview on Election Night

On West Virginia Morning, U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller will get a school named after him at West Virginia University.   And we’ll have an update about how the community of Matewan is turning their town around.

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West Virginia Morning
7:59 am
Fri November 7, 2014

Ebola Health Care Worker Ends 21 Day Monitoring

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board talks with a health care worker who spent a month assessing the Ebola virus in Liberia. And the Public Service Commission is holding public hearings across the state on a rate increase request from American Electric Power.  Jessica Lilly attended one in Mercer County.

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West Virginia Morning
8:23 am
Thu November 6, 2014

Randolph County Residents Weigh in on Pipeline Proposal

On West Virginia Morning, residents of Mill Creek in Randolph County had to chance to review maps of a proposed natural gas pipeline to see if it is near or crosses their properties.  And from Grant County, Liz McCormick is with Curtis Fleming of the Outdoor Channel as he teaches some young boys to fly fish. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:13 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Election Night Coverage From Every Corner of W. Va.

On West Virginia Morning, a full rundown of reports about last night’s election results.  Our reporters were at the campaign parties to hear the victory and concession speeches.  And we’ll check in with our political analyst Dr. Robert Rupp about the new Republican majority in the House of Delegates.

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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Your First Stop for Election Night Results: wvpublic.org

On West Virginia Morning, our digital reporter Dave Mistich talks about all of the election news and results you’ll be able to find on our website, wvpublic.org tonight.  And a collection of works by West Virginia native Pearl S. Buck will be preserved at West Virginia University. 

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West Virginia Morning
7:59 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Here Are Some On-line Voting Resources Ahead of Election Day

On West Virginia Morning, if you’re waiting to cast your ballot on Election Day tomorrow, Ashton Marra reports on some on line resources that may assist you.  And, from Shepherdstown, Liz McCormick reports on a program to assist wounded veterans. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:51 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Hacking the Gender Gap

On West Virginia Morning, we wind up our pre-election coverage with interviews from Republicans Shelley Moore Capito, who is running for the U.S. Senate and David McKinley, who is seeking another term as the First District Congressman.  And a report about last weekend’s Hackathon at WVU which highlighted women, media and wearable technology.

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West Virginia Morning
8:19 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Martinsburg Doctors on Ebola Virus: "Stay Calm"

On West Virginia Morning, a special committee of members of the state senate convened its first meeting to find out how citizens in Beckley feel about their economic future and what the legislature can do to improve it.  And we’ll continue our series of reports profiling the third party candidates on your election ballot.  This morning we’ll meet Libertarian U.S. Senate candidate John Buckley.

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West Virginia Morning
8:12 am
Wed October 29, 2014

An Old Name for a New Website in Wheeling

On West Virginia Morning, the Boy Scouts of America would like to rent out their massive facility of Fayette County, but they need a change in the state’s constitution to do it.  Ashton Marra will explain.  In Wheeling, some citizens are re-visiting the city’s history to take it into the future. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:11 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Aracoma Miners Honored at Mine Academy

On West Virginia Morning, in 2006 two miners died in a mine fire in Logan County.  Eight years later, a fire training facility is dedicated in their memory.  Also, noted food promoter the James Beard Foundation has honored five local food organizations in West Virginia.

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