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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.    

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  The aftermath of last week's chemical spill continues. On this West Virginia Morning, we learn why the Department of Environmental Protection wasn't inspecting the storage tank. Also, an interview with WVU interim president E. Gordon Gee.

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A chemical spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston leads to a water advisory and state of emergency in Kanawha County and eight surrounding counties, a WVU grad is in pursuit of one of the holy grails of energy sourcing: using water and the sun to harvest hydrogen gas, and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea performs Billy Edd Wheeler's "Coal Tattoo" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivers his state of the state address. Its highlights include: a pay raise for teachers and state employees, among many other issues. 

  Also, the Huntington Food Bank talks about the post holiday demands on its resources.

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A statewide organization focused on issues related to child poverty presented their 11-point platform to legislators before the 60-day session opens Wednesday, Republicans in the House of Delegates want lower taxes and less regulation, community members in Lochgelly, West Virginia express concerns over a proposed waste-pit-turned-injection-well, and our friends at The Allegheny Front talk about a new initiative in Pennsylvania that brings together watershed advocates, regulators, and a mining company to clean up an orange stream.

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Berkeley County 5th grade teacher Erin Sponaugle is West Virginia's Teacher of the Year and a new book highlights the history of the state's county courthouses.

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A look at Christmas for juvenile delinquents at the Rubenstein Center in Tucker County, what Christmas was like 150 years ago in Harpers Ferry, and our friends at Traveling 219 look back at a panther sighting in Marlinton on Christmas Eve 1955.

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A deeper analysis of 'Who Owns West Virginia?', a family-owned "choose-and-cut" Christmas tree farm in Mercer County, a popular live Christmas tree known as the Canaan Fir struggles in the wild, and Christmas ornaments made by the students at the Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

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A look back to New Year’s Eve 1973 years ago and the murder of mine union presidential candidate Joseph “Jock” Yablonski, the Cacapon and Lost River Land Trust obtains an easement on property along the Morgan Hampshire County line, the Marshall Thundering Herd gets set to square off against the Maryland Terrapins in the Military Bowl, and Robert Earl Keen performs "Who Do Man" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Farmers and officials at the State Department of Health and Human Resources have different opinions on the value of raw milk and Morgantown actor Bobby Wolfe hit big with a role in the film Out of the Furnace, starring Hollywood heavyweights Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Forrest Whitaker.

Nine efficiency style apartments in the Vanity Fair space at the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless receive heating and air conditioning units, Morgan County writer Jeanne Mozier stays busy with two projects--a release of her travel guide 'Way Out in West Virginia'  and a fictionalize account of a Senate campaign more than 20 years ago, and storyteller Karen Vuranch shares a favorite Christmas time story.

The Energy Corporation of America considers building a class two injection well in Preston County near Deckers Creek, The Countess of Carnarvon talks about her new book and the real Downton Abbey in anticipation of the premiere of the show's fourth season, and the Womack brothers discuss West Virginia Music Hall of Fame gospel-rock inductees, The Swan Silvertones.

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West Virginia University Chief Diversity Officer David Fryson remembers Charleston social activist Leon Sullivan, WVU begins a partnership with a University in China to promote exchanges in language, culture and business,  and Beckley actress, playwright, and historian Karen Vuranch reads "Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains" by Richard Madison.

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Before a newly formed legislative committee begins to meet, Speaker of the House Tim Miley and a group of legislators plan a tour around the state to learn from small business owners and entrepreneurs, members of the Cabell County Board of Education tour the new Huntington East Middle School before it opens in January, Book Lovers of Charleston celebrate 90 years, and The Steep Canyon Rangers perform "Tell The Ones I Love" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Lawmakers continue to address the issue of student achievement with new or updated programs, a Marshall University professor investigates how power outages affect the elderly, our friends at Traveling 219 bring us a report on Tucker County clock maker Doyle Kisner, and jazz pianist Bob Thompson takes his holiday tradition, 'Joy To The World' on the road around West Virginia for the first time.

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A Select House Committee focused on issues related to crimes against children plans to introduce four bills to the full legislature, parents of children with special needs form a support group, E. Gordon Gee returns to West Virginia University as the Interim President, and a non-profit research organization outlines who owns property in the state.

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The legislature takes a closer look at how the state handles the purchasing of technology and broadband infrastructure, Builder Levy returns to Appalachia to document the changes since he first photographed the region in the '60s, Tim O'Brien is not only a Grammy nominee but also a recent inductee of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

McDowell County ranks the lowest in the country for life expectancy for men and women, Concord University students remember loved ones taken by cancer, plumbing and pipe fitting trades grow because of the natural gas boom, and Martinsburg High School makes history by bringing home their fourth state football title in as many years.

The Salem Industrial Home For Youth has transitioned to a rehabilitation facility for adult males, the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team sets to battle the Rice Owls for the C-USA Championship despite controversy over who should've had home field advantage, a competition at Fairmont University focuses on robotics, and West Virginia native and country music star Homer Bailes passes away at the age of 91.

Memories of Flying in WWII on this WV Morning

Dec 4, 2013
Ashton Marra

On this WV Morning, World War II veteran William Sherman Beard of Hillsboro, West Virginia remembers flying B-24s over Europe. West Virginia University's Board of Governors is continuing its search for an interim president, and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and First Lady Joanne Jaeger Tomblin were joined by hundreds of West Virginians at the Capitol complex to celebrate their annual holiday gathering, 'Joyful Night.'

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin visits a Macy's fulfillment center in Berkeley on Cyber Monday, the second part of a story on the battle over the Fairfax Stone on the West Virginia/Maryland border, and West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee Melvin Goins speaks about his upbringing in the state and his career that took him elsewhere.

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