Supreme Court Employees Testify During Impeachment Hearings


On this West Virginia Morning, state lawmakers have resumed hearings on the possible impeachment of one or more state Supreme Court justices. Members of the House Judiciary Committee heard testimony Thursday from four current employees of the court — focused mainly on suspended Justice Allen Loughry. Senior reporter Dave Mistich talks about the third day of testimony in these impeachment investigations.

Also on today’s show, more than a third of American adults don’t get enough sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the problem is even worse in West Virginia. This is a really big deal for America’s health. As Kara Lofton reports in our next installment of Outside in Appalachia, restarting healthy sleep patterns may begin with getting outside at night.

And we hear the Mountain Stage Song of the Week. In the fall of 2017, Bruce Cockburn joined Neil Young in being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. We hear him perform his song, “Lovers In a Dangerous Time,” which helps justify that distinction.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Molly Born, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright. Our producer is Glynis Board. Our host is Teresa Wills.