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A Poetic Family Tradition And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Jeanette Wilson’s family poems about African American life in southwest Virginia are connecting the past to the present. Folkways reporter Connie Kitts brings us a preview of this week’s Inside Appalachia show.

Also, Emily Rice reports that the majority of West Virginia’s children in foster care are actually teenagers and many of them are placed in group homes instead of foster homes.

And, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes from pioneering alt-rock sextet, Wilco. We listen to the title track from their latest, 12th studio album, “Cruel Country,” where they lean back into their roots for what the band itself labels as a “country album,” with their innovation and influences all on display.

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Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Bill Lynch, Caroline MacGregor, Chris Schulz, Curtis Tate, Briana Heaney, Emily Rice, Eric Douglas, Liz McCormick, and Randy Yohe.

Eric Douglas is our news director. Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and producer.

Teresa Wills is our host.

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