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Blenko’s Festival Of Glass And W.Va.’s Drug Courts On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Blenko Glass Company’s Festival of Glass will make its return this year on Aug. 5. Emily Rice has the story.

Also, in this show, we listen to an excerpt from our podcast Us & Them. This week, we’re revisiting an episode from December 2022 that recently won a regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio Television Digital News Association for best podcast.

In this excerpt, host Trey Kay talks with a number of people about court-monitored treatment programs in West Virginia, including Sheila Vakharia. She works with the Drug Policy Alliance, a group working to end the war on drugs. Vakharia began her career around drug court programs, but says they are too rigid and punitive.

Tune in Thursday, July 27 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting or listen to an encore broadcast on Saturday, July 29 at 3 p.m.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from Concord University and Shepherd University.

Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

Teresa Wills is our host.

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