Northern Panhandle Teacher Takes Novel Approach to Teaching Science

On this West Virginia Morning, science can be a hard subject to understand, especially upper-level higher-ed science courses. A professor in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle is creatively cracking the code to help his students understand tricky topics. Corey Knollinger has more.

Also on today’s show, a group of community members in the Northern Panhandle want to address gaps in the mental health care system. Residents met at West Virginia Northern Community College Thursday night to learn about mental illness and, as Glynis Board reports, discuss an unconventional plan to help those suffering in their community.

And the state of West Virginia has won a $37 million settlement in a lawsuit against drug distributor McKesson Corporation for its role in the opioid crisis. It's one of hundreds of cases brought by states and local governments against the company. Dave Mistich reports.

Our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes from pop-songsmith Matt Nathanson, who expertly combines the heartfelt and the humorous in his song "Bill Murray." The song was originally released on Nathanson's 2015 album "Show Me Your Fangs."

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