On this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage, we welcome southern rock royalty, the Drive-By Truckers back to the Mountain Stage for their fifth appearance. Guest host Larry Groce also welcomes West Virginia country rocker and songwriter Charles Wesley Godwin, singer songwriter Eilen Jewell, Afrofuturist folk artist Jake Blount with percussive dancer Nic Gareiss, and contemporary folk musician Tomberlin.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
States across the country have taken stabs at reforming how the money bail system operates. In West Virginia, the state legislature passed HB 2419, a law enacted in June 2020 that aimed to limit bail amounts, and by extension, shrink the exploding jail population. In the 4th and final part of his series, reporter Patrick Orsagos looks at examples of reform in other areas and how they might serve as as guidepost for the Mountain State.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
Staci Kisner is the owner of Bill’s Bail Bonds, one of the largest bail bonds businesses in West Virginia. She talks about her efforts to help keep her community safe.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
In the second part of his series on bail reform, reporter Patrick Orsagos examines the nuances of the state's latest bail reform bill — how it works and who it serves.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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