On this West Virginia Morning, book deserts are places without nearby libraries or bookstores, which can be very hard for children just learning to read. Morgantown High School senior Rania Zuri is trying to fight that and bring books to kids in West Virginia. Inside Appalachia’s Mason Adams spoke with her.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
This week marks the 25 year anniversary of the world renowned alt-rock band R.E.M.’s appearance on Mountain Stage. The 1991 performance was one of only a handful of live performances the band gave that year.
Mountain Stage Executive Producer Adam Harris discusses the significance of the performance and its anniversary.
Despite a nationwide increase in home births over the last few years, the percentage of women choosing to give birth in their homes remains less than 1 percent throughout most of Appalachia.
Kara Lofton reports many of the women in the region choosing a home birth with a midwife do it because they want to control their birthing experience and eliminate what they perceive as unnecessary medical interventions.