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On West Virginia Morning, Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has the story about a new smartphone app and website that will help those addicted to drugs find treatment help.  Also, the national office supply store Staples is supporting the Clean Power Plan.  We’ll find out why. 

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

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Turkey and travel. Those are the two major players in the average American's Thanksgiving, but with all of the talk of climate change, how big is the carbon footprint of your family's holiday feast?

And a new national report says West Virginia has the highest rate in the nation of youth overdose deaths.

In 2014 there were just 24 cases of Lyme Disease in West Virginia, but over 6 thousand in Pennsylvania according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Ticks are migrating and it may have something to do with the weather.  The story on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports on the phone calls former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship recorded himself that were played at his trial late last week.  The proceedings continue today.   Also researchers are looking for clues about the state’s climate history.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

The nonprofit news organization Climate Central is made up of journalists who report on climate science and scientists who conduct research on the subject. The group recently released a report focused on the increasing number of danger days cities across the country will experience over the next 40 years, and the state’s capital city, Charleston, topped the list. 

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Us & Them host Trey Kay tackles two big issues on the latest episode of the podcast this week: evolution and climate change. And while those issues are obviously divisive, Trey explores a new twist in the battle over these topics.

There are those out there willing to give thousands of dollars to anyone able to disprove their theories. 

Trey spoke with Beth Vorhees about the new episode and how money gets involved in the debates over these topics.

For this show, I speak with two men with very different perspectives on science.  They feel so strongly about their opinions that they are willing to put their money where their mouths are.   They each are offering a cash prize to anyone who can disprove their scientific theory.

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On West Virginia Morning, Us & Them host Trey Kay talks with Beth Vorhees about his latest podcast concerning evolution and climate change.  That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Radio news – telling West Virginia’s story.


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The Student Climate & Conservation Congress met for its sixth year this week in Shepherdstown, teaching high school students about conservation and leadership skills.

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This week, we remember Jean Ritchie, who's been called the mother of Appalachian folk music.

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On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports from the state capitol where lawmakers held the first meeting of a special committee on tax reform.  And Clark Davis talks with the first American survivor of the Ebola virus.  These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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The West Virginia Board of Education voted 6-2 Thursday to adopt an amended set of science standards for West Virginia schools. The amendments came at the request of Board member and previous Board President Wade Linger.

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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. 


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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.


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In colder regions of Appalachia, the third week in March is maple syrup season. That’s right, maple syrup isn’t just for New England farmers. This weekend marks the 31st annual maple syrup festival in Pickens, West Virginia.

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During January’s West Virginia Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to withdraw a controversial new policy that addresses how science teachers should teach climate change to public school students.

Folks have until 4:00 pm Tuesday February 17th, to weigh in on this new policy.

  “Climate Change and Population Health” was the title of a recent discussion at West Virginia University. Three panelists, a social scientist, an entomologist, and a public health expert turned over research and health concerns related to that research on climate change - or as the discussion moderator, Interim Chair of the Department of Health Policy, Management, and Leadership in the WVU School of Public Health, Robert Duval, was more apt to call it: Climate Disruption.


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The West Virginia Board of Education rescinded a proposal on Wednesday on teaching requirements for education science standards on climate change.

Over a hundred people flooded the board room at the state capitol, many of them because of a controversial addition to the science curriculum for k-12 grade students.

Recognizing their concerns, the board voted to place the proposal back on a 30-day public comment period.

The vote came at the suggestion of Clayton Burch, the Department of Education's chief academic officer. “It's important to get it right.”

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One this episode of West Virginia Morning, Governor Tomblin emphasized reaching across the aisle and moving the state forward last night during his state of the state address. And we continue our series on water quality.

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