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Tracking The Black Bear Population On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, every year the Pennsylvania game commission traps and tags hundreds of black bears. It’s part of the state’s ongoing census of its black bear population. This summer, the Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier went out with a team looking for bears.

Also, in this show, northern Irish troubadour Foy Vance makes his Mountain Stage debut on this week's encore broadcast. It was recorded at the Clay Center in Charleston in October 2016. Our song of the week is Vance’s soulful performance of "Ziggy Looked Me in the Eye.”

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Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, Dave Mistich, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Eric Douglas is our producer.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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