Omicron In W.Va., Teen Voices And Using Art To Build Equity On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we continue our “Returning Home” series by exploring how art can help bridge cultural and racial divides. Also, in this show, state officials announced the omicron variant of the coronavirus has been detected in West Virginia.

We also share a sneak peak of this weekend’s episode of Inside Appalachia, which features several teenage voices from Western North Carolina.

And we listen to our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, brought to us by the South Carolina-based band Ranky Tanky.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

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

Andrea Billups is our news director. Eric Douglas is our producer.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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