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Attorneys Representing Sharpe Hospital Patient Request Default Judgment

A man being held at Sharpe Hospital asked the court to issue a default judgment against the Department of Human Services Secretary, Cynthia Persily.

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Coming Home From Prison, Assessing The Political Landscape This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, a look at the challenges of reentry into society after a prison sentence, as well as the country's current political situation.

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LISTEN: Sam Bush Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week

This week’s encore episode of Mountain Stage was recorded in Franklin, Tennessee last year during the first of two shows at The Franklin Theatre. Host Kathy Mattea welcomed iconic country rock singer-songwriter Steve Earle, mandolin master Sam Bush, alt-country artist and multi-media star Elizabeth Cook, folksinging heir Sarah Lee Guthrie, and soulful, observational songwriter Chris Pierce.

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At least 95% of people behind bars will be released. Some say a formerly incarcerated person’s successful reentry into society requires more focus on rebuilding an individual and less on punishment. Criminal justice reform efforts also address a victim-centered approach, but some believe that fundamental change might require addressing past trauma of victims as well as the perpetrators of crimes. This episode was honored with a national first place documentary award from the Public Media Journalists Association. It was also part of a series of episodes that were honored with a first place award in public service through journalism from Virginia's AP Broadcasters.

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