Revitalizing Holocaust Education On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, we learn a little about the Holocaust and those who would deny it happened. Also, in this show, we hear reports from the Northern and Eastern Panhandles, and we bring you this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week from the band Calexico.

A Danish stone wool insulation manufacturing facility that has sparked two years’ worth of protests and division in the Eastern Panhandle is under investigation. Liz McCormick has more.

The company behind a petrochemical plant proposed to be built across the Ohio River from Marshall County in the Northern Panhandle has announced a deal with a Pennsylvania natural gas supplier. The Allegheny Front’s Julie Grant reports.

A report out last week suggests many younger Americans, including young West Virginians, have a lack of knowledge about the Holocaust. As Dave Mistich explains, the report comes as a state commission to improve education on the atrocities of the Holocaust is experiencing a revival.

Calexico’s core duo, Joey Burns and John Convertino, relocated to New Orleans for the bulk of the recording sessions for Algiers, living and working in a converted church in the outskirts neighborhood for which the record is named. It was the first time the band recorded outside of its home state of Arizona since forming in 1996. Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, recorded in January of 2013, is a performance of “Splitter,” a hard-driving song that builds to a horn filled crescendo.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Glynis Board, Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson, Eric Douglas, Corey Knollinger, Emily Allen, and Roxy Todd.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Glynis Board is our host and producer.

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