W.Va. Tries to Combat Summer Food Insecurity Through Federal Program


On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about how summer food providers are trying to overcome the challenge of feeding West Virginia kids during the summer months, and we’ll hear the latest on possible impeachment proceedings from the statehouse. These stories coming up on West Virginia Morning.

A committee of lawmakers in West Virginia heard scathing testimony Thursday from a former state supreme court administrator. It’s part of an ongoing investigation into the possible impeachment of one or more justices on the state’s high court. Senior Reporter Dave Mistich joins host Teresa Wills to bring us the latest.

One in five children in West Virginia experiences food insecurity. The state has earned high marks for feeding kids during the school year, but only a fraction of them use the summer food program. As Molly Born reports from southern West Virginia, transportation in the state’s most isolated areas can be a significant challenge.

Classically-influenced eclectic pop maestro Kishi Bashi locally sourced a quartet of Appalachia-based string players for his performance on Mountain Stage. In this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week, we bring you his performance of “Can’t Let Go, Juno.”

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