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WVPB’s ‘The Legislature Today’ Kicks Off And Chuck Prophet Has Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Gov. Jim Justice delivered his State of the State address Wednesday evening and gave his 2025 budget proposal. In our first episode of The Legislature Today, our daily news show that covers the West Virginia Legislature, Statehouse Reporter Randy Yohe spoke with Sen. Mike Caputo, D-Marion, and House Minority Leader Sean Hornbuckle, D-Cabell, to get their response.

Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week is “Willie Mays Is Up At Bat,” which comes from Chuck Prophet’s undeniably catchy 2012 album Temple Beautiful. This performance also marked Prophet’s tenth appearance on the show. To celebrate this momentous occasion, like all of our “tenth timers,” Prophet was awarded an official Mountain Stage jacket with “Chuck” stitched across the front pocket.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from Shepherd University.

Our Appalachia Health News project is made possible with support from CAMC and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Bill Lynch, Briana Heaney, Caroline MacGregor, Chris Schulz, Curtis Tate, Emily Rice, Eric Douglas, Liz McCormick, and Randy Yohe.

Eric Douglas is our news director and was our producer this week.

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