West Virginia Morning

Weekdays at 7:43 a.m.

Whether it's important news events, interesting features about people and places, the latest in environmental news, stories about education or the economy, West Virginia Public Broadcasting's team of experienced reporters bring listeners in-depth stories and interviews from around the state.    

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The Senate moves a bill that would make pseudoephedrine prescription-only as a Schedule IV controlled substance, the House of Delegates reacts to Monday's public hearing on SB 373. As Co-Chair of the Joint Legislative Oversight Commission on State Water Resources, Del. Mike Manypenny has big questions and concerns over the water after this month's chemical spill.

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On this West Virginia Morning, a public hearing in the House of Delegates draws scores of people angry over the chemical leak.

A NPR show host is coming to Huntington.

Also, a Wyoming County community is moving forward with trying to get stable drinking water.

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On this West Virginia Morning, we hear to the call placed by Freedom Industries to the Department of Environmental Protection when the chemical spill occurred.

Also, what's in the water? We learn what goes into water testing.

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How a Marshall Professor teaches anthropology and human evolution with a high tech 3-D printer and Robben Ford performs "Everything I Do Gonna BE Funky" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Reactions to reports of formaldehyde in Charleston's water come after Dr. Scott Simonton of Marshall University and the Environmental Quality Board found the chemical in Vandalia Grill's water, the House rejects a resolution that would allow active-duty personnel to vote in the legislature, and researchers from Downstream Strategies raise more questions about this months chemical spill. Also, many county school systems struggle to make 180 days of classroom education.

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  The Senate passes a bill to regulate storage facilities like the one involved in this month's chemical leak at Freedom Industries in hopes to prevent another contamination of water supplies, the House of Delegates debates the constitutionality of a bill from that chamber, and the West Virginia Secondary Schools Athletic Commission enacts rules to youth prevent concussions.

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The Senate prepares to vote on a bill to protect water resources and the House of Delegates passes a bill increase penalties for child pornography. The Department of Transportation outlines their procedures for snow removal during dangerous road conditions and bitter cold and the Eastern Panhandle learns how to convert garbage into fuel.

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West Virginia University experts recently reported to the legislature on fracking waste and byproducts after lawmakers called for the study in 2011, Dunkard Creek recovers from a massive fish kill in 2009, and The Allegheny Front breaks down the difference in storage tank laws between West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

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The Governor's proposed budget includes an increase in funds for the Division of Corrections, "Felicity's Law" passes the House and would provide a cause of legal action for those who are viciously attacked by a dog, Heads Up Huntington helps the public to be aware of emergencies in that city, and Asleep at the Wheel performs "Hesitation Blues" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's proposed legislation--including pay raises for teachers and state workers, issues related to transportation, and more--advances through the legislature, the House of Delegates passes a bill that would create a West Virginia Day of Prayer, Morgantown water utility leaders learn lessons from the chemical spill in Charleston, and hundreds gathered at the State Capitol to voice concerns following the chemical leak.

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Governor Tomblin explains proposed legislation to protect water supplies from potential chemical leaks,  the House of Delegates passes a bill that increases penalties for littering and honors the life of former Delegate Joe Talbott, environmental consultants Downstream Strategies critique proposed legislation that hopes to prevent another water crisis, and the West Virginia Schools for the Deaf and Blind updates their curriculum and allows some students to attend on a temporary basis.

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  On this West Virginia Morning, a special program in Huntington is looking at the concept of steam. Also, Marshall Football is looking ahead to its future, and more.

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  On this West Virginia Morning, the Senate and House look to keep business going in the aftermath of the chemical spill. The House tackles a bill that would help business owners in a water shortage. Also, a new book from a West Virginia University law professor, on Mahatma Gandhi. 

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  On this West Virginia Morning, a new astronomical discovery is puzzling researchers around the state. Also legislative coverage from the Senate and House.

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West Virginia American Water begins to the flushing process after Thursday's chemical spill at Freedom Industries, the West Virginia Legislature takes advantage of a lack of a quorum to help those in need, residents in areas outside those affect also pitch in, and WNYC's (and former West Virginia Public Broadcasting reporter) Anna Sale asks an important question: What does West Virginia have to do to get your attention?

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  The aftermath of last week's chemical spill continues. On this West Virginia Morning, we learn why the Department of Environmental Protection wasn't inspecting the storage tank. Also, an interview with WVU interim president E. Gordon Gee.

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A chemical spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston leads to a water advisory and state of emergency in Kanawha County and eight surrounding counties, a WVU grad is in pursuit of one of the holy grails of energy sourcing: using water and the sun to harvest hydrogen gas, and West Virginia native Kathy Mattea performs Billy Edd Wheeler's "Coal Tattoo" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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  Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin delivers his state of the state address. Its highlights include: a pay raise for teachers and state employees, among many other issues. 

  Also, the Huntington Food Bank talks about the post holiday demands on its resources.

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A statewide organization focused on issues related to child poverty presented their 11-point platform to legislators before the 60-day session opens Wednesday, Republicans in the House of Delegates want lower taxes and less regulation, community members in Lochgelly, West Virginia express concerns over a proposed waste-pit-turned-injection-well, and our friends at The Allegheny Front talk about a new initiative in Pennsylvania that brings together watershed advocates, regulators, and a mining company to clean up an orange stream.

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Berkeley County 5th grade teacher Erin Sponaugle is West Virginia's Teacher of the Year and a new book highlights the history of the state's county courthouses.

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A look at Christmas for juvenile delinquents at the Rubenstein Center in Tucker County, what Christmas was like 150 years ago in Harpers Ferry, and our friends at Traveling 219 look back at a panther sighting in Marlinton on Christmas Eve 1955.

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A deeper analysis of 'Who Owns West Virginia?', a family-owned "choose-and-cut" Christmas tree farm in Mercer County, a popular live Christmas tree known as the Canaan Fir struggles in the wild, and Christmas ornaments made by the students at the Schools for the Deaf and Blind.

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A look back to New Year’s Eve 1973 years ago and the murder of mine union presidential candidate Joseph “Jock” Yablonski, the Cacapon and Lost River Land Trust obtains an easement on property along the Morgan Hampshire County line, the Marshall Thundering Herd gets set to square off against the Maryland Terrapins in the Military Bowl, and Robert Earl Keen performs "Who Do Man" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Farmers and officials at the State Department of Health and Human Resources have different opinions on the value of raw milk and Morgantown actor Bobby Wolfe hit big with a role in the film Out of the Furnace, starring Hollywood heavyweights Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson, Casey Affleck and Forrest Whitaker.

Nine efficiency style apartments in the Vanity Fair space at the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless receive heating and air conditioning units, Morgan County writer Jeanne Mozier stays busy with two projects--a release of her travel guide 'Way Out in West Virginia'  and a fictionalize account of a Senate campaign more than 20 years ago, and storyteller Karen Vuranch shares a favorite Christmas time story.

The Energy Corporation of America considers building a class two injection well in Preston County near Deckers Creek, The Countess of Carnarvon talks about her new book and the real Downton Abbey in anticipation of the premiere of the show's fourth season, and the Womack brothers discuss West Virginia Music Hall of Fame gospel-rock inductees, The Swan Silvertones.

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West Virginia University Chief Diversity Officer David Fryson remembers Charleston social activist Leon Sullivan, WVU begins a partnership with a University in China to promote exchanges in language, culture and business,  and Beckley actress, playwright, and historian Karen Vuranch reads "Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains" by Richard Madison.

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Before a newly formed legislative committee begins to meet, Speaker of the House Tim Miley and a group of legislators plan a tour around the state to learn from small business owners and entrepreneurs, members of the Cabell County Board of Education tour the new Huntington East Middle School before it opens in January, Book Lovers of Charleston celebrate 90 years, and The Steep Canyon Rangers perform "Tell The Ones I Love" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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Lawmakers continue to address the issue of student achievement with new or updated programs, a Marshall University professor investigates how power outages affect the elderly, our friends at Traveling 219 bring us a report on Tucker County clock maker Doyle Kisner, and jazz pianist Bob Thompson takes his holiday tradition, 'Joy To The World' on the road around West Virginia for the first time.

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A Select House Committee focused on issues related to crimes against children plans to introduce four bills to the full legislature, parents of children with special needs form a support group, E. Gordon Gee returns to West Virginia University as the Interim President, and a non-profit research organization outlines who owns property in the state.

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