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Energy Costs And Janis Ian Has Our Song Of The Week On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, energy costs have gone up for West Virginians in the past couple of years. Local governments in the state have been some of the most vocal opponents of utility rate increases.

On our most recent episode of The Legislature Today, Energy & Environment Reporter Curtis Tate spoke with Emmett Pepper, a member of the Charleston City Council, and Kent Carper, president of the Kanawha County Commission. Both men say they would like the West Virginia Legislature to get more involved in the effort.

Also, in this show, we listen to our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, which comes to us from folk-music icon Janis Ian, who joined us on her final tour. Ian’s performance of her landmark hit from 1975, “At Seventeen,” is one of many “evergreen” songs Ian has penned since she began songwriting at the age of 14. The song was awarded a Grammy in 1976 for Best Pop Vocal Performance-Female.

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