West Virginia Morning

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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
8:18 am
Fri September 19, 2014

Rate of Child Poverty Increases; Mountain Stage Song of the Week

On West Virginia Morning, the number of children living below the poverty line increased in the state.  We’ll have a report.  Also, Paul Thorn performs our Mountain Stage Song of the Week. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Meet Concord University's New President

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports from Buckhannon where a meeting was held last night about a proposed natural gas pipeline.  And Jessica Lilly profiles the new president of Concord University who will be inaugurated this weekend. 

For more stories about energy and environment go to State Impact Pennsylvania here:

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/

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West Virginia Morning
7:59 am
Wed September 17, 2014

CONSOL Energy Tries to Calm Nervous Landowners in Lewis County

On West Virginia Morning, a report from last night’s meeting in Lewis County where an energy company spoke about gas development there.  And Sarah Lowther Hensley talks with a playwright about his play focusing on the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe.

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West Virginia Morning
8:24 am
Tue September 16, 2014

Herb Farmer Worries About Natural Gas Drilling

On West Virginia Morning, in Weston tonight there’s a meeting about oil and gas development taking place there.  We’ll have a preview of the issues.  Also, we’ll hear from a researcher from the Pew Center about the political leanings of the American people.

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West Virginia Morning
8:40 am
Mon September 15, 2014

Where Are the Gas Wells in W. Va.?

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports on an on line map compiled by the state Department of Environmental Protection showing where horizontal gas well are located.  And Liz McCormick attended a town hall meeting where veterans told officials from the Martinsburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center what they really need.

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West Virginia Morning
8:11 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Choosing Wisely in West Virginia; Matewan Works to Turn the Town Around

On West Virginia Morning, doctors, nurses and consumers have announced a major health care quality improvement campaign.  It involves limiting medical procedures with questionable value. Also, AmeriCorps celebrates its 20th anniversary in West Virginia.

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West Virginia Morning
8:14 am
Thu September 11, 2014

Advocates Hold Their Own Legislative Session

On West Virginia Morning,  an advocacy group takes over the House of Delegates chamber for its own mock legislative session and religious tolerance is the focus of a discussion in Morgantown. 

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West Virginia Morning
7:59 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Legislative Interims Discuss Tank Safety and Craft Beer

On West Virginia Morning, two reports from the legislature’s interim meetings.  Ashton Marra on the new rule about certification and inspections of above ground storage tanks.  And Dave Mistich on what the state’s craft brewers are seeking from lawmakers.

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West Virginia Morning
8:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

What's Next in Wheeling?; Art Encourages Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

On West Virginia Morning, an unusual use for twitter.  In Kanawha County, an emergency coordinator is using the social media site to inform citizens where heroin overdoses occur.  And we’ll meet artist Janice Summers-Young who makes art from anything she finds.

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West Virginia Morning
8:19 am
Mon September 8, 2014

Capito, Tennant to Debate Oct. 7

On West Virginia Morning, officials from the AARP and the West Virginia Press Association announce their plans for a U.S. Senate debate next month.  From our political talk show "Viewpoint," the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Minority Leader talk about the election season's focus on coal. And reporter Glynis Board presents a discussion about poor health in the state. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:12 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Citizens in Grafton Are Turning Their Town Around

On West Virginia Morning, part two of a series of reports about the state’s changing political climate.  And tonight, the town of Grafton in Taylor County celebrates the first “First Friday” in an effort to turn their town around.

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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Thu September 4, 2014

Changing from Blue to Red on the Political Spectrum

On West Virginia Morning, our election talk show Viewpoint premieres tomorrow morning at 9:00, so we’ll review the state’s changing political pattern.  And, Huntington native Nate May has composed a one man opera about growing up here.

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West Virginia Morning
8:13 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Gas Pipeline Proposed for W.Va., Morgantown Acts on Truck Traffic

Ashton Marra reports about a proposed pipeline that would carry natural gas out of the state.  Also, September is National Preparedness Month.  Sarah Lowther Hensley reports how you can be prepared in an emergency.

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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Community Development Underway in Fairmont and Charleston's West Side

Roxy Todd takes a tour of Charleston’s West Side Flats to see the area’s community improvement efforts.  And such efforts are the focus in Fairmont as well where native Kate Greene has returned from Montana to lead business building on Main Street. Also State Impact Pennsylvania reports on the noise from natural gas compressor stations.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/

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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Fri August 29, 2014

Capito, Tennant Speak to W. Va. Business Community, Pa. Home to be Featured on PBS

On West Virginia Morning, U.S. Senate candidates Shelley Moore Capito and Natalie Tennant speak to the state's Chamber of Commerce, Clark Davis has a preview of WVU and Marshall’s football openers tomorrow and in Pennsylvania Glynis Board reports from the famous Frank Lloyd Wright home in Falling water.

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West Virginia Morning
8:13 am
Wed August 27, 2014

Domestic Violence Victim Wants to Help Survivors; Noted Auction in Fairmont

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll meet Christy Salters Martin of Wyoming County. A boxing champion, Martin shares her story about surviving domestic violence.  And this weekend in Fairmont, the collections of world famous opera singer Francis Yeend go on the auction block.  Sarah Lowther Hensley tells us what the collection contains. 


West Virginia Morning
8:13 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Blacksmithing at Prickett's Fort State Park and Wheeling Native Tim O'Brien on Mountain Stage

On West Virginia Morning, data gatherers are frustrated by the oil and gas industries' attitude about transparency. In the age of 3-D printers, what’s to become of the time-tested trade of blacksmithing?  And Wheeling native Tim O’Brien joins fellow singer-songwriter Darrell Scott for our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

For more energy news from State Impact Pennsylvania click here:

http://stateimpact.npr.org/pennsylvania/

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West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Thu August 21, 2014

State Surface Mine Board to Consider Kanawha Mine

On West Virginia Morning Ashton Marra reports from the second day of testimony about the surface mine located near the Kanawha State Forest. And Beth Vorhees talks with two local actors who appear in the film “Moving Mountains” which was filmed in West Virginia. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:16 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Layoffs are Changing the Political Landscape in Coal Country, Romney Supports Coal in W. Va.

On West Virginia Morning, Mitt Romney visits West Virginia, reporter Catherine Moore is in Boone County looking at how layoffs in the coal industry are changing the political landscape.  And football isn’t just about the Thundering Herd or the Mountaineers.  Clark Davis looks at the upcoming season at the state’s smaller universities.

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West Virginia Morning
8:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

What's Next for Boone County Coal Miners?

On West Virginia Morning, reporter Catherine Moore attended the coal festival in Boone County to ask residents there what’s next for them after layoffs in the coal industry.  And Liz McCormick reports from Jefferson County where libraries are rallying for community support.

For State Impact Pennsylvania's report about natural gas drilling in state forests click here. 

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