Q&A: Logging in State Parks


On this West Virginia Morning, The Legislature Today host Andrea Lannom speaks with Barry Cook, director of the West Virginia Division of Forestry to talk about a controversial bill that would open many state parks to logging.

We also hear from our weekend show, Inside Appalachia. This week, Inside Appalachia goes back 20 years to when an addictive opioid — OxyContin — was first put on the market. The episode features a special investigative report by The Uncertain Hour, a podcast from Marketplace. The story explores the marketing strategy of one particular pharmaceutical company, Purdue Pharma. In this segment show, you’ll hear Chrissy Clark, Senior Correspondent for Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Team and the host for The Uncertain Hour.

And we hear the Mountain Stage Song of the Week. With an ear for cinematic folk music, critically-acclaimed Iron & Wine performs “We Two are a Moon” during this week’s Mountain Stage song of the Week.