Teachers Push for PEIA FIX During Rally on Capitol Steps


On this West Virginia Morining, teachers gathered on the steps of the state Capitol Sunday, Sept. 16, to rally support for electoral candidates who say they will make fixing the Public Employee Insurance Agency a top priority. Kara Lofton reports.

Also on today’s show, as we head into the final weeks of summer, on the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we explore the impact of baseball throughout the region. We hear an excerpt from the episode, as host Jessica Lilly talks with a historian about the history of early baseball in the coal camp towns of southern West Virginia.

And anyone who has been to a baseball game knows there are all types of spectators in the crowd. A lot of times, work colleagues and families get together more to spend time together and talk than to actually watch the game. And then, there are superfans. Roxy Todd spent a recent evening at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston West Virginia, with some of these ultra-passionate attendees.

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