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Mountain State Native Talks Working In Hollywood On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Jillian Howell began making movies as a grade schooler.  The Putnam County native now works in Hollywood, but her passion is telling stories on film about worthwhile West Virginians.

Randy Yohe talked with the Disney animation producer and documentary filmmaker about her show business start, her latest project and her drive to support Mountain State arts.

Also, in this show, the debate over the Pleasants Power Station isn’t just about the future of one power plant. As Curtis Tate reports, it’s about two.

And a foster parent identified problems within the system during testimony in front of the Interim Joint Committee on Children and Families. Emily Rice has more.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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