New River Gorge Route Names, Sports Injury Recovery And Our Song Of The Week This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, last fall, we heard from a man who helped kick start an effort to change some offensive names of routes at the New River Gorge. We check in to see how that effort is going. Also, in this show, we hear about a new surgery created by a West Virginia doctor that aims to shorten recovery time for one of the most common sports injuries.

We also listen to our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, which comes to us from the late-Roebuck “Pops” Staples, who performs his song “Why Am I Treated So Bad?”

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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, Dave Mistich, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Liz McCormick was our producer this week.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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