Ohio Valley Resource

Budget Bills Up For A Vote In House And Senate

Apr 5, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the lead sponsor of the senate bill to legalize medical marijuana says he will accept all the changes the house made to the bill and today’s a big day at the legislature.  Both chambers will vote on their budget bills.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the House of Delegates voted against a bill that would have eliminated tax credits for filmmakers and the Appalachian region voted overwhelming for Donald Trump for president, but now the President is facing push back over his plan to cut funding for the Appalachian Regional Commission.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

State Spending Plans Revealed

Mar 14, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Republican leaders at the statehouse have unveiled a draft of their proposed state spending plan and Ashton Marra talks with two GOP delegates about their own budget proposal.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

After Obamacare: Ending Affordable Care Act Could Cut Addiction Treatment

Mar 10, 2017
Rebecca Kiger

The Road To Recovery

On a recent gray winter morning Tomas Green drove the rain slick streets of Ranson in West Virginia’s Eastern Panhandle. No matter the weather, Green helps transport clients working through addiction at the Jefferson Day Report Center get to their treatment sessions and meetings.

Rebecca Kiger

Wendy Crites is a single mom, a Christian and a recovering addict in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. She's on parole and receiving substance abuse treatment through the Jefferson Day Report Center. Crites has been using drugs since she was 13, intravenously since she was 15.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the House of Delegates is passing bills increasing the penalties for drug trafficking.  Liz McCormick has that story and Ashton Marra talks with the state Superintendent of Schools about the challenges facing the state’s public school system. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Personal Income Tax Repeal Comes at a High Price

Mar 7, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, members of the state Senate are considering a bill to do away with the personal income tax but they learned yesterday it comes at a high price and the Affordable Care Act expanded treatment for substance abuse.  We’ll look at what might happen if the Act is repealed.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

After Obamacare: Rural Health Providers Nervous About Affordable Care Act Repeal

Feb 26, 2017
Photo Courtesy of Mountain Comprehensive Care

Mike Caudill runs Mountain Comprehensive Care Corporation in five eastern Kentucky counties. Many of his 30,000 patients gained insurance through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act. No one knows if or when those folks might lose coverage. But, Caudill said, the impact could be considerable.

Is Water From an Abandoned Coal Mine Fit to Drink?

Feb 20, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, some residents in Wheeling debate whether the city should protect unauthorized immigrants as a sanctuary city and reporter Anne Li talks with Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly about the risks of drinking untreated water from an abandoned coal mine.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the House of Delegates is considering a bill that would strengthen the penalties for violating whistleblower protections and access to abortion is being restricted in West Virginia and surrounding states.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

The chemical giant DuPont made an offer Monday to pay more than half-a-billion dollars to settle water contamination lawsuits pending in federal court.


West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning Aaron Payne with the Ohio Valley Resource reports on efforts to treat drug addicted newborn babies.

That's on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting - telling West Virginia's story.

Born Addicted: The Race To Treat The Ohio Valley’s Drug-Affected Babies

Feb 4, 2017
Pregnant, woman, profile
John Ted Dagatano

She asked to not be identified. And it’s understandable given the stigma attached to addiction. For this story, we’ll call her “Mary.”

Mary lives in eastern Kentucky and has struggled with an addiction that began with painkillers and progressed to heroin.

“As soon as I opened my eyes, I had to get it,” Mary said. “And even when I did get it, then I had to think of the next way that I was going to get.”

Patrick Ford (in red) and Assistant Director Marvin Six of the Brooke-Hancock Business Development Corporation at the abandoned and contaminated pottery plant in 2012.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Ford

One of the Trump Administration’s first moves once in office was to freeze all grants issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. That move raised a lot of questions and a further directive limiting public statements from the EPA added to the confusion.

Salt Rising Bread: Recipes and Heartfelt Stories

Feb 1, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Coming up at 7:41 On West Virginia Morning, the Trump administration froze grants by the federal Environmental Protection Agency.  The freeze has been lifted and Glynis Board reports on what these grants pay for and Roxy Todd talks with the authors of a new book about Appalachian food traditions. 

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Water Crisis Settlement Explained

Jan 30, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, two stories about water quality.  Host Beth Vorhees talks with Charleston Gazette-Mail reporter Ken Ward about another legal settlement resulting from the water crisis and in Martin County, Kentucky many residents are worried about the quality of their water.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, part two of a report about the use of antibiotics in animals and concern about drug resistant bacteria and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton talks with three West Virginians about their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a report from the State Capitol about the women’s march held there on Saturday and many parents struggle to find affordable daycare options for their children.  Reporter Anne Li looks at that issue.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, reporter Glynis Board profiles Wilbur Ross.  President-elect Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce has a history in the Ohio Valley and we’ll re-visit a conversation between two pastors who reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Aaron Schackelford / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The billionaire Wilbur Ross is headed for Senate confirmation hearings as President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Secretary of Commerce. Ross made it to ultra-rich status in part by salvaging coal and steel assets in Appalachia and the Rust Belt. His business dealings leave a mixed legacy in the Ohio Valley region, from rescued steel mills to the site of a searing workplace disaster, and raise questions about the leadership he would bring to the president’s cabinet.  

 

Officials Defend Regional Education Service Agencies

Jan 10, 2017
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, some lawmakers are not convinced that the state’s eight Regional Education Service Agencies are needed and Appalachia Health News reporter Kara Lofton has a look at what will happen to health care if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without a backup plan.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Roxy Todd talks with BBC producer Kevin Core about our partnership to hear America’s story and Anne Li reports on an effort to find out what is killing oak trees in southern West Virginia.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Rebecca Kiger

Can a photograph help a community grow? One photographer is shedding some light on ongoing efforts in a region looking for some new ways to sustain itself.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, reporter Benny Becker with the Ohio Valley Resource reports on one of the Kentucky coal miners who suffers from one of the deadliest forms of black lung disease and we’ll hear the story of Dan Carder, a WVU auto emissions expert and an inspiring West Virginian.  

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Ken Hechler Called Himself an Educator

Dec 12, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, we remember Ken Hechler with a look back at his years in Congress.  It’s an excerpt from our documentary Ken Hechler: In Pursuit of Justice.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

StoryCorps: One Woman's Faith Journey

Dec 7, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, the state’s 8 Regional Education Service Agencies may be on the chopping block by the new legislature and we continue our series of interviews in partnership with StoryCorps about religious faith.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

How to be Mindful About What You Eat

Nov 28, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, from our partners at the Ohio Valley Resource, a story about what’s being called “mindful eating.” It’s a new way of thinking about food.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

What Data Says About Trump Support in Appalachia

Nov 21, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, Jeff Young of the Ohio Valley ReSource looks at what motivated voters to select Donald Trump as president and a report about what’s it’s like to be released from jail.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

New Dam Being Constructed on Ohio River

Nov 14, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, a report from the Ohio Valley Resource about aging dams that assist navigation on the busy Ohio River and Clark Davis reports on the opening of college basketball season.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Soccer Returns to McDowell County

Nov 7, 2016
West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On West Virginia Morning, politics and the addiction crisis. A report on two key races that could shape how the state approaches the problem and soccer returns to McDowell County after a long absence.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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