Gay, Transgender Teens Begin New Prom Tradition


On this West Virginia Morning, for many teens, the prom is the epitome of their high school experience. But for LGBTQ students, it can be a challenge to feel like they belong. So this year, some West Virginia students decided to start a new tradition. Molly Born reports.

Also on today’s show, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams threw his support behind syringe exchange services as an important tool to address the Ohio Valley’s high risk of needle-borne disease. Mary Meehan reports.

And West Virginia Public Broadcasting COO Chuck Roberts was named interim CEO last week after current CEO Scott Finn announced his departure for Vermont Public Radio. News Director Jesse Wright spoke with Roberts about his history with the organization and what his vision is for WVPB while it transitions to new leadership.