New research shows that deaths due to the mix of substance abuse and suicides known as “diseases of despair” declined slightly in 2018. But the mortality rates throughout the Ohio Valley and Appalachian region are still higher than the national average.
As we enter the end-of-the-year holidays, group celebrations are discouraged to reduce COVID-19 infections. On this episode of Us & Them, a look at how people across the country seek to connect with others by adopting new food traditions.Listen Thursday, Nov 26 at 8 PM on WVPB Radio
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It’s been quite a stressful couple of months for most of us. For this episode of Inside Appalachia, we wanted to slow down, take a breath, and talk about one of our favorite foods — cookies!We'll get some baking tips on a very special kind of cookie, made with local buckwheat and stone ground flour.
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There is a story about a special type of heirloom tomato, called the Mortgage Lifter. These tomatoes are big, pink and sweet, that were so popular in southern West Virginia, they helped their creator pay off his mortgage. Except, that’s not the end of the story. There is another “mortgage lifter” tomato.
Democrats had been seeking to flip the reliably Republican state for years. The call brings the electoral vote tally to 306 for President-elect Joe Biden and 232 for President Trump.
West Virginia unveiled a draft plan on Wednesday for rolling out a coronavirus vaccine, starting with medical workers and gradually bringing it to other essential workers and to the general public at sites such as drive-thru venues.
A legal attempt by environmental groups to stall work on the Mountain Valley Pipeline has fallen short.
West Virginia health officials reported more than 20 active church outbreaks in 17 counties on Wednesday, infecting at least 270 people.
There are 260 prisoners and 30 employees at Stevens Correctional Center in McDowell County who have tested positive for the coronavirus.
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