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West Virginia Morning
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Local news stories from West Virginia Public Broadcasting. Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in depth stories and interviews from around the state.

Latest Episodes
  • On this West Virginia Morning, in the past decade, West Virginia has lost more than three percent of its population. There are more deaths than births and more people moving out than in. So, what can we do to keep young people here? Also, in this show, we remember a Woodrow Wilson High School student who was shot and killed last weekend.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we learn about a new apprenticeship program aimed at training the next generation of water and wastewater workers. Also, we have a conversation with an economist who describes how the job landscape has evolved for 2021 college graduates.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, many of us gained weight during the coronavirus pandemic. But for some, the stress and the worry led to bigger problems. We explore the impacts in West Virginia. Also, in this show, last Friday, Charleston Police shot a Black man on the city’s West Side while attempting to make an arrest. Many residents are calling on the city to take action.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, West Virginia and the nation's COVID-19 vaccine rollout is losing traction, so officials are exploring incentives to get people vaccinated. Also, a trial begins in Charleston against three major drug distributors for their alleged role in the opioid epidemic. We also recap some state education legislation, and we have reports on abandoned mines and solar energy.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we look at water in West Virginia and the problems with aging legacy systems. Also, Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill that bans transgender athletes from competing in female sports in middle and high schools and state colleges, and we listen to our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we look at the increase in shootings across the country and how it’s affecting local communities in West Virginia. Also, we have a conversation about the 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data and how it may affect elections in West Virginia in the future.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we look at new and growing collegiate recovery programs for students struggling with substance use disorder. Also, we have updates on the COVID-19 vaccine, school bus replacements, and a story about the 50th anniversary of the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in West Virginia.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we explore how the New River Gorge becoming a national park is expected to bring in more visitors. Also, we have a report on the impacts of the latest census in West Virginia, an update on COVID-19 vaccinations, and a conversation with a Charleston native who visited every national park in the country.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, this summer marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Blair Mountain — the largest armed uprising in America since the Civil War, and a major event in West Virginia history. Also, we have a report on the demand for the COVID-19 vaccine and a story on Sen. Joe Manchin’s influence on energy policy.
  • On this West Virginia Morning, we get an update on infrastructure proposals in Congress. Then, a story from 100 Days In Appalachia explores a new, cross-continental connection between Slavic and Appalachian folk musicians. Grammy and MacArthur award winner Rhiannon Giddens plays "Black is the Color," from her album Tomorrow Is My Turn, as our Mountain Stage Song of the Week.