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 Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in-depth stories and interviews from around the state.    

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly talks with the Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission about the region’s progress over the last 50 years.  And Jim Lange profiles jazz guitarist Ryan Kennedy who is releasing his first solo CD tonight.  Kennedy is a member of the Mountain Stage band. 

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


On West Virginia Morning, West Virginia and West Virginia State universities are partnering with others to bring a presidential debate to Charleston in 2016. Ashton Marra has more about that.  And Clark Davis previews tonight's Sweet 16 matchup between the Mountaineers and the Kentucky Wildcats.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.


On West Virginia Morning, reports from two public meetings last night.  State officials talk with citizens about clean up plans for the Freedom Industries site in Charleston where a chemical spill occurred last year.  And in Bridgeport, citizens for and against the Atlantic Coast natural gas pipeline speak to federal officials.  These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


On West Virginia Morning, we’ll have a report from a hearing conducted by U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito yesterday in Beckley about how the EPA’s emission control plan will affect southern West Virginia. 


On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports on a congressional rewrite of the Toxic Substances Control Act.  The state’s two U.S. Senators are sponsors.  And we’ll travel to Pickens in Randolph County to visit with a maple syrup farmer.  These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


On West Virginia Morning, reporter Roxy Todd concludes her series about prison inmates training therapy and service dogs.  Also, the Mountain Stage song of the week.  That’s West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from the State Capital where lawmakers approved the state’s budget for fiscal year 2016.  And Roxy Todd continues her series about service and therapy dogs.  Today, we visit a prison where inmates train the dogs and how the dogs impact the prisoners who work with them. 

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


On West Virginia Morning, the Heritage Farm and Museum in Huntington will become an affiliate of the famed Smithsonian Institution in Washington.  And we’ll go into a Charleston school and meet the service dog that helps children there.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.


On West Virginia Morning, Senate reporter Ashton Marra and House reporter Liz McCormick join host Beth Vorhees for an overview of the final day of the 1st Regular Session of the 82nd West Virginia Legislature.

On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you the latest on developments in the House and a public hearing that took place yesterday about Senate Bill 347, the West Virginia Firearms Act of 2015, which would allow adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit.

Some heated debate took place in the House Judiciary Committee yesterday as a proposal about transporting mining equipment was discussed. The idea caused concern for some as it does appear to relax some safety rules.


On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you that latest developments in the fracking Debate with both sides speaking out over New York’s decision to ban the horizontal drilling industry.

Coming up on West Virginia Morning, we take a look at how some folks in communities dependent on coal jobs are making the transition to new work, The Department of Natural Resources' budget woes, and we’ll have the latest on the protest at the capital over the repeal of prevailing wages.

On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from President of WVU Gordan Gee about WVU’s Day at the Legislature. And Roxy Todd brings us a story about a small town in West Virginia and their special Valentine’s Day gift. We also have out Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

Abortion Bill Approved

Feb 12, 2015

On this West Virginia Morning, Liz McCormick brings us the story on how the Pain-capable Unborn Child Protection Act was ultimately passed, and Ashton Marra brings us up to date on a potential breakthrough for businesses like Uber to operate in WV.

On this West Virginia Morning, We take a look at a bill that passed the house yesterday that allows loaded firearms to be stored in vehicles parked near the capital complex for anyone who is visiting and has the proper licensing. Also we have some highlights from the prevailing wage issue being discussed in the senate.

Coming up on West Virginia Morning, Newly-elected republican representatives seek to change the way supreme court justices are appointed, and Clark Davis brings us new information on body cameras for policeman all around the state.

Coming up on West Virginia Morning, Three senators have removed their names from a bill once they realized that it would make religious belief a valid reason for exemption from vaccines that are required for children to attend school.

On this West Virginia Morning, We take a look at West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s upcoming documentary The First Thousand Days: Investing in West Virginia Kids When It Counts, and Roxy Todd brings us the results of the 10th annual cast iron cook off.

On West Virginia Morning, remarks spark a not-so-respectful debate lasting nearly an hour at the end of the floor session yesterday and Liz McCormick will bring us up to date on that.

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