Info About Immigration Enforcement Activity in W.Va. Still Scarce

Aug 23, 2019

On this West Virginia Morning, last week, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency conducted operations in the Morgantown area -- and possibly elsewhere in the state. 

As of now, the details of those operations remain mostly unknown. Senior reporter Dave Mistich is following immigration enforcement activity in the state and the community’s reaction to it.

Also on today’s show, Vermont senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will visit Kentucky and West Virginia just days after releasing his plan to address climate change. As Brittany Patterson reports, Sanders’ climate plan includes resources to assist displaced coal miners.

And singer and songwriter Gretchen Peters has made five appearances on Mountain Stage since 1996. A widely covered songwriter, Peters' songs have been recorded by Martina McBride, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams and many others. Her song "Say Grace" has been chosen as our Song of the Week, a track that appears on her latest collection of original songs Dancing With the Beast.

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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson, Eric Douglas, Cory Knollinger, Emily Allen and Roxy Todd.

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