Virginia Tech researchers asked a group of Appalachians who they trusted the most from a list of 15 healthcare-related choices. According to Dr. Michelle Rockwell, lead investigator on the project, most people surveyed said they trusted a primary care doctor.
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During The 2021 Session, West Virginia Lawmakers Teed Up Three Proposed Constitutional Amendments. Here’s What They’d Do
While any 60-day legislative session focuses on the hundreds of bills introduced and considered, Republican supermajorities this year helped push three proposed constitutional amendments to the ballot for voters to ponder.
- The Legislature Today Discusses Criminal Justice Reform, State Budget, Personal Income Tax Repeal
- The Legislature Today Discusses Personal Income Tax Repeal, Fiscal Policy, Medicaid Coverage, Criminal Justice
- The Legislature Today Explores Governor's Personal Income Tax Repeal Proposal, Education Savings Accounts
- The Legislature Today Discusses Broadband Expansion, Education Bills, Personal Income Tax Repeal Proposal
On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you updates on a needle exchange bill that Gov. Justice has signed into law. Then, we visit East Tennessee and hear the story of a legendary moonshining matriarch. Finally, our song of the week is Sea Of Heartbreak by Rosanne Cash, a throwback to a 2008 episode of Mountain Stage.
The West Virginia Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to approve the closing and consolidation of schools in four counties.Board members acknowledged the difficulties of school closings but applauded the work of county superintendents in formulating and promoting each plan.
Amid a rise in overdose deaths, the W.VA Legislature spent little time on bills that could have helped.
On this West Virginia Morning, we bring you updates on the education and COVID-19 news. Then, a sit down with reporter Emily Allen all about the state's overcrowded jails and what lawmakers have proposed to fix the issue. Our final story comes from a recent episode of Us & Them when host Trey Kay visits Pocohantas County, a place that can hear Mars doesn't have reliable broadband.
You can hear Rosanne Cash’s entire set with more songs from The List on this week’s archive edition of Mountain Stage from 2008, on a special episode recorded at historic Town Hall in New York City. We’ll also be treated to performances from Rodney Crowell, Bruce Cockburn, Billy Bragg, and Ferron. Listen on these public radio stations starting Friday April 16.
- From 2007: Regina Spektor, Asleep At The Wheel, They Might Be Giants, Matt White & the subdudes
- Listen: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives Have The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week
- Podcast: Darrell Scott, Kathy Mattea, Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche, and Todd Burge
- Listen: Regina Spektor Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week
This week on Inside Appalachia, we talk with folks who are planting seeds of change — literally and figuratively. While many are finding joy through their gardens and food work, there are some people in Appalachia who are going through some of the most challenging times of their lives.
In a letter written by the state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, signees said the bill could “eradicate” harm reduction programs that help curb the spread of HIV and other blood-borne illnesses. The bill doesn’t shut down programs, but it requires all operators to get approval from local city councils and county commissioners.
West Virginia education officials emphasized the importance of in-person instruction during a Wednesday meeting of the state board of education.State Superintendent Clayton Burch said most school systems in West Virginia are offering five days a week of in-person instruction while 14 counties have been granted a waiver to offer four days of in-person classes.
The president said he will move to withdraw American forces from Afghanistan after nearly 20 years of an active U.S. military presence in the country.
FDA officials paused use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine out of “an abundance of caution” while they are investigating six cases of blood clots among the estimated 7 million people who have received the vaccine. State leaders around the Ohio Valley will temporarily have fewer doses of COVID-19 vaccine to distribute following the Food and Drug Administration’s decision Tuesday
George Tanios, the owner and operator of Sandwich University restaurant in Morgantown, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in federal court on a number of charges related to the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.Tanios and Julian Khatar of Pennsylvania face 10 counts, including conspiring to injure police. They were arrested by federal law enforcement last month and have now both pleaded not guilty.
A new feature length documentary premieres tonight on HBO based on the best-selling book Our Towns. The book, and the film, look at life in small town America, including a segment on Charleston, West Virginia.
All six seasons of Downton Abbey now available.
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