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Apprenticeship Program Ensures Old-Time Fiddling Finds a New Generation

West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, a new apprenticeship program through the West Virginia Folklife Program is helping connect apprentices with master traditional artists in West Virginia. We heard from several of these folklorists in a recent episode of Inside Appalachia called Appalachia’s Folkways: Handmade and Passing it On. Roxy Todd has a story about how one of the people involved in the apprenticeship program is learning old-time fiddle music.

Also on today’s show, West Virginia University researchers have found that suicide rates are higher among some Medicaid-insured youth than those with private insurance. Kara Lofton reports.

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