Migrant Education Program Faces Challenges in Ohio Valley


On this West Virginia Morning, while the nation is focused on the treatment of immigrant children at the border, some teachers are focused on the children of migrant workers in the Ohio Valley. The teachers are setting politics aside to put kids first with a migrant education program. And, as Nicole Erwin reports, the changing faces in the program offer some insights into the shifting demographics among migrant workers.

Also on today’s show, Japan developed a concept called Shinrin-yoku, also known as forest bathing or forest therapy in the 1980s. The idea is simple — if a person visits a natural area there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits. And yet even in a state as rural and forested as West Virginia, accessing natural areas can be difficult. In the next installment of our Outside in Appalachia series, Kara Lofton spoke with two WVU professors about the benefits of getting into nature and why it can be so hard.

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