Commissioner Of W.Va. Bureau For Social Services Talks Challenges With Foster Care, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia has one of the highest rates of children living in foster care or in group homes. State lawmakers say the system designed to take care of them is broken and are trying to change that.

Also, in this show, we have stories about West Virginia’s energy resources, a class action lawsuit filed against cable provider Suddenlink, and Nefesh Mountain has our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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