The 2019 West Virginia Legislative session is now in full swing, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting is bringing you in-depth coverage every weekday night on our program “The Legislature Today.” In last night’s episode, host Suzanne Higgins spoke with House Minority Leader Tim Miley and Senate Minority Leader Roman Prezioso about Gov. Jim Justice’s third State of the State Address.
On this West Virginia Morning, we hear an excerpt from that interview, live from the Capitol.
Also on today's show, fighting the drug epidemic continues to be a top priority for lawmakers and public health officials in West Virginia. Kara Lofton reports from Morgantown, where the West Virginia University School of Public Health hosted a panel on harm reduction -- focusing on medical, law enforcement and community strategies around syringe exchange programs.
And we hear our Mountain Stage Song of the Week, which comes from the Mountain Goats: "The Grey King and The Silver Flame Attunement," from their album "Goths."
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West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd.
Our news director is Jesse Wright, our producer is Glynis Board and our host is Teresa Wills.