Experimental Family Courts Are Reuniting Families On This West Virginia Morning


Drug and alcohol abuse has torn West Virginia families apart and separated parents from their children. But a recent family court graduation shows how a community can come together to change that. Ten parents in Nicholas County celebrated a big milestone in their sobriety as they’ve been reunited with their children. Amelia Knisely has the story.

Also, in this show, this week’s archive special of Mountain Stage was recorded in October 2017 at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston. Our Song of the Week comes to us from one of Australia’s preeminent songwriters Paul Kelly. It’s been said that Kelly’s songs, “dig deep into Australia: how it feels, looks, tastes, sounds.” Here’s his performance of “Rising Moon” from his 2017 performance on Mountain Stage.

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