West Virginia Morning

West Virginia Morning
8:42 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Lung Transplant Approved for Black Lung Victim

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly checks in with a victim of black lung whose lung transplant was approved after his story aired on West Virginia Public Radio in June.  And Chris Smithers sings the Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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West Virginia Morning
7:58 am
Wed October 22, 2014

The Story of a Seed and a Songbird

On West Virginia Morning, operators of public water and sewer systems tell lawmakers that they are over-regulated.  They want the Public Service Commission to ease up.  And Glynis Board has an interesting story about wild ginseng and how a little bird could help the plant survive.

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West Virginia Morning
7:55 am
Tue October 21, 2014

Why Should Voters Care About Campaign Finance Reporting?

On West Virginia Morning, lawmakers get some advice about how to make campaign finance reporting more transparent.  And we’ll profile Rocket Boy Homer Hickam. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:48 am
Mon October 20, 2014

First Woman to Walk in Space: Don't Be Afraid of Being Afraid

On West Virginia Morning, Glynis Board reports from Wheeling about the Women and Technology conference.  She’ll talk with the first woman to walk in space.  And Ashton Marra interviews Natalie Tennant, one of the candidates who could become the first women to represent West Virginia in the United States Senate.

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West Virginia Morning
8:21 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Jenkins, Rahall Debate; Monroe County Grist Mill

On West Virginia Morning, Ashton Marra reports on last night’s debate between Democratic incumbent Congressman Nick Rahall and Republican challenger State Senator Evan Jenkins.  And we’ll visit Reed’s Mill which has been grinding corn meal since 1791.

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West Virginia Morning
8:00 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Small School in Paw Paw Finishes Big Science Project

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll take a trip to Paw Paw in Morgan County to visit a small school with a big science project.  And in Milton in Cabell County, a worker at Blenko Glass is worried that young people are not learning glass making skills.

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West Virginia Morning
8:00 am
Thu October 9, 2014

New State Superintendent of Schools Reveals Education Priorities

On West Virginia Morning, Wednesday marked the first official state board of education meeting for West Virginia’s new superintendent of schools.  Ashton Marra will have a report.  And we’ll visit the J.Q. Dickinson Salt Works in Malden, Kanawha County.

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West Virginia Morning
7:59 am
Mon September 29, 2014

Political Website Looks Into Claims from Rahall and Jenkins

On West Virginia Morning, we’ll talk with the Managing Editor of the political website factcheck.org for the back story behind the black lung benefit accusations candidates Evan Jenkins and Nick Rahall are making.  And we visit Appalachian Heritage Day at Athens Elementary school in Mercer County. 

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West Virginia Morning
8:17 am
Thu September 25, 2014

167th Air Guard in Martinsburg Gets New Planes Today

On West Virginia Morning, The Air National Guard unit in Martinsburg will get new aircraft beginning today.  And Jessica Lilly has the second part of her series about Appalachian stereotyping.

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West Virginia Morning
7:55 am
Wed September 24, 2014

As An Appalachian, Have You Been Stereotyped?

On West Virginia Morning, Jessica Lilly has the first in a two part series about Appalachian stereotyping.  And reporter Sarah Lowther Hensley has served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate. She talks about the program with the new state director of CASA.

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West Virginia Morning
7:51 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Stories From Segregated Charleston: A Personal Perspective

On West Virginia Morning, Barbara Hicks Lacy remembers what it was like growing up in segregated Charleston.  And Glynis Board reports on the Division of Natural Resources' efforts to wipe out invasive species in the state.

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West Virginia Morning
8:19 am
Mon September 22, 2014

WVU Sports Economist Finds a Connection Between NFL Player Arrests and Their Compensations

On West Virginia Morning, State Auditor Glen Gainer discusses his candidacy for the First Congressional District.  And Clark Davis reports on a WVU study that looks at the connection between the arrest records of NFL players and their salaries.

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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. 

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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
8:19 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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