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For this episode, Trey speaks with Caitlin Esch, a reporter for The Uncertain Hour podcast, which is produced from the Wealth and Poverty Desk at APM’s Marketplace.  They’ve produced a series that examines the history of the so-called “War on Drugs.”

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If you have a Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield plan that you bought through the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces, you should know there is a change this year that might save you some money.

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On West Virginia Morning, we’ll have an in-depth look at a news investigation into a report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that indicated hydraulic fracturing had no effect on drinking water.  We’ll hear the report that was featured on Marketplace and talk with one of the news investigators.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story. / Cabell-Huntington Hospital

Historically, hospital mergers have meant higher healthcare costs for patients. So when Cabell-Huntington Hospital announced it would buy St. Mary's Medical Center over a year ago, a federal consumer protection agency stepped in to prevent the consolidation. Now, West Virginia legislation that made it to Governor Earl Ray Tomblin’ desk Saturday could remove barriers to the merger and set a precedent for hospitals in similar standoffs around the country.