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Born Exposed: Reporting Collaboration Examines How Opioids Are Affecting Mothers, Children

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we hear how the opioid crisis is reshaping life in some Appalachian communities, and why people across our region are calling for new approaches to care for babies who are exposed to opioids in the womb, and their mothers. Our assistant news director, Glynis Board, guest-hosts this episode. On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear the first part of Inside Appalachia’s show.

Also today, thousands of people from across the country gathered at Point Pleasant in Mason County this weekend for the annual Mothman Festival. 

The event has grown larger and more popular since starting in the early 2000’s. Reporter Emily Allen spoke to a few festival attendees to learn more about that story, and the legend of the Mothman.

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