W.Va. Governor To Sign Order Authorizing Fall Reopening Of Colleges

Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that he will sign an executive order authorizing universities and colleges to reopen their campuses this fall. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

Francis Fisher, “Mountain Stage” Chief Engineer, Will Be Among Broadcasters Hall Of Fame Inductees

The West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame has announced that “Mountain Stage” co-founder and chief engineer Francis Fisher will be among the 2020 class of inductees at the Museum of Radio and Technology , located in Huntington. Fisher joins his fellow co-founders, host and artistic director Larry Groce, and Executive Producer Andy Ridenour, as members…

WVPB Programs Nominated for Regional Emmy Awards

An animated short and a historical music documentary produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting have each been nominated for a Regional Emmy Award by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In Tune: A Community of Musicians is the product of Russ Barbour, director; Suzanne Higgins, producer; Larry Dowling,…

Encouraging Black Men To Write Books

Publisher, author and entrepreneur Ardre Ordie is working to make sure more Black people, especially Black men, tell their stories and author books. She is using an initiative called the 100 Seeds of Promise project to bring those stories to market. Ordie spoke with Eric Douglas to discuss the challenges. Top Featured Tags: – West…

Where Did Pinch And Quick Get Their Names?

There are two communities in northern Kanawha County that, when said together like they often are, sound more like something your grandmother used to do when you were being naughty. The towns Pinch and Quick are nestled along the banks of the Elk River. They’re only about 13 miles away from Charleston, but they have…

‘Nothing Concrete’ As Colleges, Universities Prepare For Fall Reopening

There have been a lot of questions about what public schooling in West Virginia will look like in the fall, but there’s also quite a few questions about higher education. Colleges and universities have been releasing updates on their websites in recent months about what they’re doing to prepare for a return to campuses in…

Exploring Challenges Of Higher Education, Addiction And Homelessness This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning , we consider the challenges colleges and universities are facing as the fall semester approaches. Also, in this show, we visit Kermit in Mingo County. About ten years ago, this small town of about 350 people saw a flood of pain pills enter the community and devastate many people’s lives.…

Listen: T-Mart Rounders with the Mountain Stage Song of the Week

Percussive dance blends with old-time instruments for a fresh take on traditional music by the trio called T-Mart Rounders, who have our Song of the Week. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

A Decade After Millions Of Opioid Pills Hit Kermit, W.Va., Can The Town Rebound?

At the peak of the opioid crisis, drug companies sent 12 million hydrocodone pills to Kermit, W.Va., a town of about 350 people. Cars would line up at the one pharmacy with people waiting to pick up pain pills. The so-called pain clinics of a decade ago are gone. In their place, a continued need…

W.Va. Governor Reports Eighth Active Church Outbreak

Active COVID-19 outbreaks in churches have infected at least 85 people in the last couple of weeks, according to an update from the governor Wednesday afternoon. The state Department of Health and Human Resources is now reporting an eighth church outbreak in Mason County. The DHHR’s list of outbreaks in places of worship on Monday…

Taking Small Steps To Solve Big Problems: Recovery And Climate Change

On this West Virginia Morning , while the coronavirus pandemic rages on, so does climate change. Some researchers say planting native species in our backyard is a step in the right direction. Also, in this show, we hear reports from around the state on challenges facing our region to provide adequate health care for both…

Pediatricians Are Concerned Children May Be Falling Behind On Vaccines

Health departments and pediatricians across West Virginia are offering back-to- school immunization clinics over the coming months. Health officials and pediatricians are concerned that if children fall behind on vaccinations during the pandemic, the state could face a second crisis with an outbreak of vaccine-preventable disease. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution…

White House And Congress At Odds Over Pandemic Relief Package

Washington is racing to complete a fifth round of legislation to address the ongoing, and still surging, coronavirus pandemic in the next three weeks. The two parties and the White House are at odds over what the major pillars of the legislation should include and how much it should cost. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell,…

Plan To ‘Reimagine Appalachia’ Touts Jobs, Justice and Sustainability For The Ohio Valley

A coalition of progressive policy and environmental groups has released a “blueprint” that provides a framework for how Ohio Valley communities could reap the benefits of federal action to address climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Top Featured Tags: – West Virginia NewsPress Release Distribution Service

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