In First Week of WV’s Landmark Trial, Witnesses Describe Impact Of Opioids On The Community. Distributors Blame Doctors, Illegal Drugs
Over the first four days of trial, attorneys for Cardinal Health, McKesson and AmerisourceBergen largely made the case that the West Virginia doctors who prescribed the pain pills — not the companies that supplied them — were responsible for the excessive presence of opioids in the Mountain State.
Remote Work, Digital Networking To Become New Reality For Pandemic-Era Grads, Marshall Economist SaysLast year, the coronavirus pandemic upended thousands of 2020 college graduates’ career plans, but how does the landscape for jobs look now to the class of 2021? In a nutshell, there have been fewer opportunities over the past year across the country -- and also in West Virginia.
Less than half of West Virginia’s 2020 public high school seniors enrolled in higher education this past fall. That includes traditional four-year institutions, two-year institutions, and vocational and technical schools.
Youth in West Virginia ages 12-15 may soon have access to the Pfizer vaccine. The company is waiting on the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve the use of its vaccine in this age group.
On this West Virginia Morning, anyone who has studied West Virginia history has likely heard that the first Mother’s Day was celebrated in the town of Grafton. But not everyone knows the backstory of how it came to be. Also, in this show, we visit Mullens to learn about a dogwood planting ceremony that honors loved ones who have passed away.
Iconic folksinger Arlo Guthrie performs "City of New Orleans" during a special extended set from 2012.
- From 2015: Rhiannon Giddens, The SteelDrivers, Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller, Sam Gleaves, And Alice Gerrard
- Listen: Patterson Hood Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week
- From 2008: Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Bruce Cockburn, Billy Bragg, and Ferron
- Listen: Rhiannon Giddens Has The Mountain Stage Song Of The Week
In this era, kids spend so much time looking at screens. This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll meet a storyteller and songwriter who inspires kids to get outside and explore nature. And we visit a former strip mine where Elk are being reintroduced. This episode explores stories about humans and nature, and what experiencing the outdoors means to different people.
Children from the Raleigh County/Beckley area now have access to beloved PBS Kids content and characters at their local library, thanks to West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Inquire Within program and sponsorship by the Beckley Area Foundation.
Anna Jarvis grew up in Grafton, West Virginia in the late 1800s. She was one of 11 children but one of just four of the children who lived to adulthood. As the oldest daughter, she shared a close bond with her mother. Anna often wrote her mother letters and took care of her as she developed heart conditions. She died in 1905.Her mother’s death led Jarvis to devote her life to the holiday now recognized as International Mother’s Day.
Dwayne Richardson, Jr., a junior at Woodrow Wilson High School in Beckley was the recent victim of an accidental shooting death. Beckley Police say Richardson was killed Sunday by a 20 year old who was careless with an AR-15 rifle.
West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s news and production teams have earned an unprecedented five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for demonstrating the spirit of excellence that famed journalist Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.
Everyone knows not to touch poison ivy, but there are several other plants in Appalachia that one should also avoid around these parts. Warning: Some of these plants can be deadly. Here are four plants that you may or may not want to touch in Appalachia.
The Mullens Dogwood Festival is returning to its roots and tradition after a year away.The small, Southern West Virginia town will host its 41st annual dogwood tree-planting ceremony this weekend, and organizers expect the in-person event will bring renewed hope and life to the town after the pandemic kept the event from happening last year.
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