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Mushroom Hunting And North Mississippi Allstars Has Our Song Of The Week On This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, mushroom hunting is a mountain tradition that goes back centuries, but recently, older generations realized it was slipping away. Folkways reporter Nicole Musgrave went to the Mountain Mushroom Festival in Irvine, Kentucky and brings us this story.

Also, in this show, in declaring an emergency over low staffing levels at West Virginia’s corrections facilities, Gov. Jim Justice called on the National Guard to fill the gap. However, the number of vacancies and the number of soldiers and airmen involved in the mission are quite far apart. Randy Yohe has the story.

And our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from North Mississippi Allstars with their performance of "I See The Moon.”

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Bill Lynch, Caroline MacGregor, Curtis Tate, Chris Schulz, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, Liz McCormick, Randy Yohe, and Shepherd Snyder.

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Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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