Listener's Ice-Age Question Answered

On this West Virginia Morning, our Wild, Wondering West Virginia campaign to answer questions about the Mountain State led us to a question from Nancy Taylor. She wanted to know what the state was like during the last ice age. Environmental reporters Brittany Patterson and Glynis Board were really excited about exploring this idea. Research led them to a unique place in the state which is a remnant of the ice age - Cranesville Swamp. They went to experience it for themselves and brought back this report.

Also on today's show, studies have shown that processed sugar is bad for us, and it can be particularly toxic for kids. We also know that the consumption of breakfast affects a child’s learning ability and behavior. But, the federal nutritional standards for school meals don’t regulate sugar consumption. That means some elementary school students in West Virginia are eating a lot of sugar for breakfast.

As part of a youth reporting project, Fayette Institute of Technology high school seniors Tabitha Gill and Katie Cameron take us to Valley Elementary School to examine one health educator’s efforts to change that.

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