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U.S. COVID-19 Health Emergency Ends And State Fiddler Talks Inspiration, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the U.S. has officially canceled the designation of COVID-19 as a public health emergency in the country. Emily Rice has more.

Also, in this show, the memories of a Mountain State childhood offer some musicians creative images for a lifetime. Phillip Bowen grew up playing the fiddle, and now the 38-year-old West Virginia native includes songwriting in his portfolio. Bowen will release his first album soon.

In our newest episode of Us & Them, host Trey Kay talks with Bowen about his hometown of Montgomery along the Kanawha River and how it shaped his music. In this excerpt, we look at Bowen’s wide range of musical skills.

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Caroline MacGregor is our assistant news director and produced this episode.

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