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In this week’s installment of "Closing the COVID Gap," we take a closer look at the millions of federal dollars flowing into the state to help with COVID-relief in our schools. Last week, the West Virginia Board of Education discussed the additional dollars from the American Rescue Plan and how it might be used.

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11 a.m. - Gov. Jim Justice holds a COVID-19 briefing.

  • A new program from West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s education team is giving children access to libraries near and far. Library Pathfinders is a virtual program that offers children in grades PK-5 the opportunity to visit their local community library — as well as several libraries across the state of West Virginia. WVPB's current partners include Burnsville Public Library, Mason County Library, Boone-Madison Public Library, Clay County Library and Webster-Addison Public Library.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we examine Appalachian lore that often includes medicines made from plants and herbs to cure ailments. Also, in this show, we learn about some new research that found some unexpected species in the Ohio River.
  • Appalachian lore often includes medicines made from plants and herbs to cure ailments. A new book by Rebecca Linger and Dennis K. Flaherty examines the components of some of those traditional herbs to see just what effect they have and determine how best to use them.
  • This week we are looking back to 2010 when we recorded a special episode at The Clay Center with Dierks Bentley & The Travelin' McCourys, swing-style guitarist John Jorgenson and his Quintet, Canadian songwriter Fred Eaglesmith, Harmonica player and session legend Charlie McCoy, and guitar-icon Bill Kirchen.
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Over Memorial Day weekend, airports across the country reported the highest numbers of people flying in more than a year. As more of us are dreaming once again of flight, we thought this would be a good time to listen back to an episode of Inside Appalachia that originally aired last summer. We’ll hear stories about flight: legendary aviators, fighter pilots, and a plane ride that didn’t quite go as planned.
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