A Discussion about the W.Va. Primaries and What They Might Mean for November


On this West Virginia Morning, we hear a discussion about Tuesday’s election results. Robert Rupp is a professor who teaches political science and history at West Virginia Wesleyan College. He’s studied state politics for 30 years. Jesse Wright spoke to him about the results of the primary election and what they might mean for the general election in November.

Also on today’s show, instead of sending used political signs to the landfill, there’s an organization in central West Virginia that wants to repurpose them. Kids in Barbour County are turning the signs in an anti-litter campaign. Glynis Board reports.

We also hear another in a series of audio postcards from several young students in Appalachian
North Carolina in which they talk about what it’s like to live in the mountains. These pieces were crafted during a summer program of the Partnership for Appalachian Girls’ Education (PAGE) for girls in grades 6 through 9. The youths in the program worked with facilitators to write, edit, and voice “digital stories” that say something about their lives. This morning, we hear from sixth-grader grader Preslea Harwood. Preslea lives in Marshall, a small town north of Asheville that sits on the edge of the Pisgah National Forest.

And we hear our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, the seeds of which were sown from a tune that Los Angeles area musician Joachim Cooder would sing to his houseplant. He performs “Fuchsia Machu Picchu”.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Molly Born, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd. Our news director is Jesse Wright. Our producer is Glynis Board.