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Helping West Virginians Regain Sobriety And Joan Osborne Has Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, substance use disorder, sober living homes, homelessness and mental health treatment are all challenges facing West Virginia when it comes to helping people regain sobriety.

In our latest episode of The Legislature Today, Randy Yohe spoke with Del. Mike Pushkin, D-Kanawha, and Del. Scot Heckert, R-Wood, to discuss what’s working and what needs changed.

Also, in this show, eight-time Grammy nominee Joan Osborne returns to Mountain Stage for the ninth time on this week’s broadcast. Her latest album on her Womanly Hips label, Radio Waves, features in-studio radio performances from throughout her career.

Osborne joined us to perform songs from that new release, including her groove-heavy version of Slim Harpo’s “Shake Your Hips,” which we’ve chosen as our Song of the Week.

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