How Art Can Help Humanize Homelessness And Janis Ian Has Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we explore the complexities of housing, homelessness, and community. A group called “Humans of Morgantown” is using art created by unhoused citizens to bring a humanizing perspective to the discussion.

Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from folk-music icon Janis Ian, who joined us on her final tour. We listen to the Mountain Stage performance of her landmark hit from 1975, “At Seventeen.”

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Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, Chris Schulz, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Randy Yohe, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

Eric Douglas is our news director. Caitlin Tan produced our show this week.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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