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Misconceptions Of W.Va. Statehood And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, most people have heard how Virginia and West Virginia split during the American Civil War, but it may not be the simple story many of us know. Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams spoke with West Virginia University professor Hal Gorby about what some people get wrong about state history.

Also, in this show, our encore broadcast schedule of Mountain Stage continues this week with west coast Bluegrass music pioneer Laurie Lewis and her band. Lewis performs songs from throughout her storied career, and for our Song of the Week, we’ve chosen her song “Trees.”

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