Edible Appalachia, Public School Challenges On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about an ongoing project at West Virginia Public Broadcasting called Edible Mountain, which is highlighting the wild edible foods that grow in abundance throughout Appalachia. Also, in this show, we hear from a group advocating for public schooling in West Virginia to start out virtually this fall.

Federal regulators are taking public comments on a proposal to barge oil and gas waste on the Ohio River. Brittany Patterson has more.

Last week, we heard about a group advocating for starting the 2020 public school year remotely. They held a demonstration and press conference outside the West Virginia Education building in Charleston. Liz McCormick brings us more.

The latest episode of Inside Appalachia is all about getting outside to embrace our wild side, to shed stress and to heal. The show features a series of short online videos West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s video department launched this year called Edible Mountain. There are tips on making sassafras tea, safely eating poisonous pokeweed, mayapples and more. The stories have been wildly popular online and viewed by more than 70,000 people. Roxy Todd spoke with the series’ producer Chuck Kleine to learn more about the project.

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