West Virginia Public Broadcasting http://wvpublic.org en Mountain Stage travels in August http://wvpublic.org/post/mountain-stage-travels-august <p>After this Sunday's SOLD OUT show with Umphrey's McGee (Part of the <a href="http://www.theclaycenter.org/charliewestsummerjam.aspx">Charlie West Summer Jam</a> Weekend)&nbsp; Mountain Stage is hitting the road for two shows in seven days! More details are available at our <a href="http://www.mountainstage.org/mtnstagelive.aspx">Live Show Schedule</a>, and we hope you'll sign up for our<a href="http://www.mountainstage.org/mtnstagedynamic.aspx?id=32321"> e-mail newsletter </a>for updates on upcoming live show announcements.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:01:50 +0000 Adam Harris 15807 at http://wvpublic.org Mountain Stage travels in August FAA Prohibits U.S. Airlines From Flying To Tel Aviv http://wvpublic.org/post/faa-prohibits-us-airlines-flying-tel-aviv The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a 24-hour ban on flights to and from the Tel Aviv airport.<p>"The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning of July 22, 2014," the FAA said in a statement.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/07/22/333908274/as-kerry-tries-for-ceasefire-attacks-continue-in-gaza">As we reported earlier</a>, some American carriers had already started canceling flights to and from Israel. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:54:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 15809 at http://wvpublic.org Report: Well-Being of W.Va. Children Improves http://wvpublic.org/post/report-well-being-wva-children-improves <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A private foundation says the well-being of West Virginia's children has improved over the past two decades. But there are still problem areas.</p><p>A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranks West Virginia 37th in the nation in children's well-being.</p><p>The report is based on 16 indicators, including children without health insurance and proficiency in math and reading.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:37:35 +0000 Associated Press 15808 at http://wvpublic.org Report: Well-Being of W.Va. Children Improves Appeals Court Strikes Down Subsidies In Federal Health Exchange http://wvpublic.org/post/appeals-court-strikes-down-subsidies-federal-health-exchange A three-judge panel at the U.S. Appeals Court for the D.C. Circuit threw the fate of an important part of the Affordable Care Act into doubt Tuesday.<p>In a 2-1 decision, the court ruled that the Internal Revenue Service lacked the authority to allow subsidies to be provided in exchanges not run by the states. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:31:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 15810 at http://wvpublic.org Doctor at W.Va. Pain Clinic had Texas License Revoked http://wvpublic.org/post/doctor-wva-pain-clinic-had-texas-license-revoked <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The operator of a West Virginia pain management clinic where an investigation found needles were being reused on patients had his medical license revoked in Texas a decade ago.</p><p>Health officials in Ohio and West Virginia advised patients of Valley Pain Management in McMechen on Monday to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found needles and syringes were reused to administer pain medications and saline solutions.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:39 +0000 Associated Press 15804 at http://wvpublic.org Doctor at W.Va. Pain Clinic had Texas License Revoked Tweeting From A Conflict Zone: Does It Help Or Hurt News Reporting? http://wvpublic.org/post/tweeting-conflict-zone-does-it-help-or-hurt-news-reporting As Gaza, Ukraine and Syria trend on Twitter, has social media changed the way conflicts are covered? Host Michel Martin finds out from reporter Anne Barnard and Peter Bouckaert of Human Rights Watch. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 editor 15806 at http://wvpublic.org For Pregnant Women, New Guidelines Aim To Reduce Workplace Discrimination http://wvpublic.org/post/pregnant-women-new-guidelines-aim-reduce-workplace-discrimination More than 35 years after the Pregnancy Discrimination Act was passed by Congress, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has updated their guidelines. Host Michel Martin learns more. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:07:00 +0000 editor 15805 at http://wvpublic.org National Park Visitors Spent $51 Million in Southern W.Va. last year http://wvpublic.org/post/national-park-visitors-spent-51-million-southern-wva-last-year <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new National Park Service report shows that visitors to national park areas in southern West Virginia spent $51 million in nearby communities in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.nature.nps.gov/socialscience/economics.cfm" style="line-height: 1.5;">report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says a little more than 1,243,000 people from around the world visited the New River Gorge National River, the Bluestone National Scenic River, and the </span>Gauley<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River National Recreation Area in 2013.</span></p><p>In a release today NPS Superintendent Trish Kicklighter said that in addition to providing visitors remarkable experiences in America's outdoors, National Park&nbsp; Tourism is a significant driver in the national economy.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:47:24 +0000 Suzanne Higgins 15803 at http://wvpublic.org National Park Visitors Spent $51 Million in Southern W.Va. last year U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies http://wvpublic.org/post/us-appeals-court-deals-blow-obamas-health-law A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday dealt a significant blow to the Affordable Care Act, when it threw out an IRS regulation that governs subsidies. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:02:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 15802 at http://wvpublic.org U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death http://wvpublic.org/post/uk-orders-inquiry-ex-kgb-spy-litvinenkos-death Britain has ordered a public inquiry into the death in 2006 of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko by radiation poisoning.<p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/announcement-in-relation-to-the-death-of-mr-litvinenko">In a statement to Parliament</a> today, Home Secretary Theresa May said the independent Home Office inquiry will be headed by Robert Owen, a senior judge who is the coroner in the inquest into Litvinenko's death. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 15800 at http://wvpublic.org U.K. Orders New Inquiry Into Ex-KGB Spy Litvinenko's Death States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid http://wvpublic.org/post/states-experiment-health-savings-accounts-medicaid If all goes according to plan, next year many Arkansas Medicaid beneficiaries will be required to make monthly contributions to so-called Health Independence Accounts. Those who don't may have to pay more of the cost of their medical services, and in some cases may be refused services.<p>Supporters say it will help nudge Medicaid beneficiaries toward becoming more cost-conscious health care consumers. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:19:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 15801 at http://wvpublic.org States Experiment With Health Savings Accounts For Medicaid Ben Watt On World Cafe http://wvpublic.org/post/ben-watt-world-cafe <em>World Cafe</em>'s guest today is <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=ben+watt">Ben Watt</a> from Everything But The Girl, the band he led with his partner (now wife) <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/search/index.php?searchinput=tracey+thorn">Tracey Thorn</a> in the '80s and '90s. He has a new solo album called <em>Hendra</em>, which he recorded with Suede guitarist Bernard Butler.<p>Watt has had a fascinating career; he turned to underground DJing as Everything But The Girl disbanded, prompting him to eventually form his own house-music label. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:46:00 +0000 editor 15799 at http://wvpublic.org Ben Watt On World Cafe The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think http://wvpublic.org/post/immigrant-kids-have-health-issues-not-ones-youd-think Close to 60,000 children have crossed illegally into the U.S. since last October. They've sparked a crisis. But is it a humanitarian crisis or a public health one?<p>The children carry "swine flu, dengue fever, Ebola virus, and tuberculosis" and can spread the disease to the U.S., wrote Rep. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:34:00 +0000 Linda Poon 15797 at http://wvpublic.org The Immigrant Kids Have Health Issues — But Not The Ones You'd Think Detroit Pensioners Approve City's Bankruptcy Plan http://wvpublic.org/post/detroit-pensioners-approve-citys-bankruptcy-plan Detroit moved one step closer toward bankruptcy after crossing a major hurdle on Monday.<p>With a large margin, retired police and firefighters approved modest cuts in their pensions that are part of the city's bankruptcy plans.<p><a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20140721/METRO01/307210050/Official-vote-tally-shows-big-support-Detroit-debt-cutting-plan"><em>The Detroit News</em> reports</a>:<p><blockquote><p>"About 82 percent of retired and active Detroit police and firefighters who voted overwhelmingly approved the city's plan to reduce their inflationary increases but preserve the Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:27:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 15798 at http://wvpublic.org Freedom Industries in Bankruptcy Court Tuesday http://wvpublic.org/post/freedom-industries-bankruptcy-court-tuesday-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The company at the center of a chemical spill into West Virginia's largest water supply is back in bankruptcy court Tuesday.</p><p>Freedom Industries has a Tuesday morning hearing scheduled in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Charleston. The hearing will involve a $2.9 million settlement with Freedom's insurer.</p><p>Lawyers for Freedom Industries and businesses and people who sued Freedom reached a tentative settlement, according to documents filed Friday in Charleston federal court.</p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:21:13 +0000 Associated Press 15796 at http://wvpublic.org Freedom Industries in Bankruptcy Court Tuesday How City Government Works, Energy Forum & Chinese Medicinal Herbs in Va. http://wvpublic.org/post/how-city-government-works-energy-forum-chinese-medicinal-herbs-va <p>A&nbsp; series of seminars titled "Fairmont 101" provides citizens there with lessons about the inner workings of running a city.&nbsp; And the first of a two part series about Chinese Medicinal herbs now used and regulated in Virginia.</p><p><a href="http://wvtf.org/post/appalachian-medicinal-herb-growers">http://wvtf.org/post/appalachian-medicinal-herb-growers</a></p><p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:25:50 +0000 Beth Vorhees 15795 at http://wvpublic.org How City Government Works, Energy Forum & Chinese Medicinal Herbs in Va. Gaza Conflict Day 15: Here's What You Need To Know http://wvpublic.org/post/kerry-tries-ceasefire-attacks-continue-gaza As Israel's offensive against Hamas entered its 15th day, Secretary of State John Kerry was in Cairo pressing for a truce modeled after the 2012 cease-fire.<p>Still, the violence continued unabated with the death toll on both sides rising: More than 500 Palestinians and 25 Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians have been killed.<p>With that here's what you need to know:<p>-- Delta says it suspended service to and from Tel Aviv, citing the "safety and security" of its customers and employees.<p>"Delta flight 468, a Boeing 747 from JFK with 273 passengers and 17 crew, diverted to Paris-Charl Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:21:00 +0000 editor 15792 at http://wvpublic.org Gaza Conflict Day 15: Here's What You Need To Know Getting Things Done At The Workshop School http://wvpublic.org/post/getting-things-done-workshop-school Imagine a school where classes are organized not by subject but by project — a school created not by administrators, but by teachers fed up with the status quo. A school where kids from a city's toughest neighborhoods are given the opportunity to experiment and the freedom to fail.<p>In West Philadelphia, that school is a reality. It's called <a href="http://www.workshopschool.org/">The Workshop School</a>.<p>The idea started with an innovative project for a few dozen kids at one of Philly's most troubled high schools, West Philadelphia High School. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 editor 15793 at http://wvpublic.org Getting Things Done At The Workshop School Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows http://wvpublic.org/post/jakarta-gov-widodo-wins-indonesian-presidency-tally-shows Jakarta Gov. Joko Widodo won 53 percent of the vote in Indonesia's presidential election, according to a final tally released Tuesday by the country's Election Commission.<p>Widodo, a former furniture maker who entered national politics only two years ago, received 70,997,859 votes of the nearly 133 million valid ballots cast; his rival former Gen. Prabowo Subianto, received 46.85 percent of the votes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:57:00 +0000 Krishnadev Calamur 15794 at http://wvpublic.org Jakarta Gov. Widodo Wins Indonesian Presidency, Tally Shows Train Carrying MH17 Victims' Remains Arrives In Government-Controlled City http://wvpublic.org/post/train-carrying-mh17-victims-remains-arrives-kharkiv A refrigerated train carrying the remains of the people who died aboard the downed Malaysia Airlines plane arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine, on Tuesday. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:56:00 +0000 editor 15790 at http://wvpublic.org Train Carrying MH17 Victims' Remains Arrives In Government-Controlled City