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Discussing Being Appalachian And Our Song Of The Week This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we travel two years back in time to 2021, when Inside Appalachia asked the question, “What is Appalachia?” Recently, the show received email responses from students in a writing class taught by Debra Nickles at Ohio University Chillicothe. Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams spoke with Nickles and her class about the assignment, which sparked a conversation about regional identity.

Also, Kroger has settled with West Virginia for $68 million in the latest of the state’s opioid lawsuits against major pharmaceutical chains, campaign finances are beginning to flow as candidates for 2024 state office announce their intentions, state officials are raising awareness around motorcycle safety and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin says he thinks his attempts to change energy permitting will happen this year.

Our Song of the Week comes from Catherine Russell who made her sixth Mountain Stage appearance recently at the Keith-Albee Theater in Huntington. Russell has performed with David Bowie as part of his last touring band, and she’s been singing with Steely Dan since the mid-1990s.

We hear Russell’s performance of “Sticks and Stones,” which comes from her most recent album Send for Me, released in 2022.

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