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Steel Drums, Ice Cream Bars And Todd Snider With Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, there’s a truly West Virginia story about how ice cream bars brought steel drum music, and makers, to the Mountain State. Also, in this show, about 1,000 workers at Cabell-Huntington Hospital intend to go on strike next month, and administrators with the Mercer County Health Department are looking for creative ways to bring back a harm reduction program.

Also, we listen to this week’s Mountain Stage Song of the Week brought to us by alternative poet laureate Todd Snider. Snider has appeared on Mountain Stage 16 times since 1995. In his most recent performance, he opens with one of his classics, "Can't Complain.”

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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, 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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