Thu, 18 Oct 2018 17:35:33 GMT
Hundreds of miners have been laid off this week following the closure of the Pinnacle mine in Wyoming County, and the news has left some considering getting out of the industry altogether.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:50:53 GMT
Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, or IPCC, the U.N. body that provides objective, scientific reports on climate change issued a grave warning : Humans are running out of time if we are to prevent the worst impacts of global warming. While the report took a global view, here in the Mountain State, scientists can already document the impacts of climate change. Many parts of the world are bracing for more extremes including and higher temperatures and more severe droughts, while the prognosis in West Virginia is more of a mixed bag.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, hundreds of miners have been laid off, effective Thursday, Oct. 18, following a mine closure in Wyoming County. As Molly Born reports, the news is a blow to the region -- and some miners are now considering getting out of the industry altogether.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:00:00 GMT
Renowned acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke has a career that spans five decades, dating back to his 1969 debut album " 6 & 12 String Guitar ." This week you'll hear his 10th appearance on Mountain Stage since 1990, including our pick for Song of the Week.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 21:09:14 GMT
Voter registration for the upcoming November 6th General Election is now closed. The online portal will not be reopened until after the general election in November. All registrations that were mailed will be added to the voter rolls so long as they were postmarked on or before October 16th.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 20:12:46 GMT
All sorts of fun and exciting events are happening around the capital city this weekend with FestivALL Fall in full swing. Once again Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will close out the festivities.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 17:13:49 GMT
Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting and Blue Ridge Community and Technical College in Martinsburg as we co-host a FREE panel discussion with regional experts exploring the future of job opportunities in the Eastern Panhandle – and how to get there .
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:03:54 GMT
Lawyers for the governor of West Virginia have told the state Supreme Court the meaning of the word "reside" is unclear in a case regarding his residency outside of Charleston.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 16:00:17 GMT
A professional photographer from West Virginia who is an Army veteran is working on a project about female veterans from the state. Stephanie Ferrell plans to photograph the veterans in their home environments. The Register-Herald reports the project is expected to exhibit in January.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 15:50:18 GMT
A lawsuit seeks to force Republican U.S. Senate nominee Patrick Morrisey of West Virginia to release public records related to his communications with the pharmaceutical industry. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee filed suit Monday in Kanawha County Circuit Court against Morrisey, who is running against Democratic incumbent Sen. Joe Manchin on Nov. 6.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, we hear another story from our ongoing project focused on confronting the addiction crisis in our region. Assistant News Director Glynis Board spoke with Bill Hogan who shares his recovery story.
Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:25:00 GMT
Rural Americans are profoundly worried about the opioid crisis and their local economies and many are hoping government can help, according to a new poll from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. One-quarter of rural Americans say opioid and other drug abuse is the biggest problem that faces their local communities. A similar share, 21 percent, say economic concerns are the biggest problems in their areas. No other topic even comes close after that. "People" and "government" are the next biggest problems, both registering at 5 percent. Don't see the graphic above? Click here: What would you say is the biggest problem facing your local community? "In a country that has just been focusing for a number of years now on the economic problems facing people living in rural America, the fact that the opioid drug abuse epidemic literally is either the same or even, for many people, more serious than economic issues is an extraordinary
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 12:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, agriculture -- even on a small scale -- could have a big impact in West Virginia’s economy. We’ll hear about one program trying to spur that growth.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:49:10 GMT
Moments after West Virginia Senate President Mitch Carmichael gaveled in Monday morning, an anticipated but nevertheless awkward silence fell across the chamber. But that silence, indicating a roadblock in impeachment proceedings, gave way to lengthy discussions about what might happen next.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:06:42 GMT
Laura Jean Kahl owns Rabbit Hollow Farm in Washington County, Pennsylvania. A fairly rural county of just over 200,000 people, it sits south of Pittsburgh bordering West Virginia. The 50 acres of land has been in Kahl’s family since the Great Depression. Her great grandfather purchased the farm by means of employment through the United States Postal Service, and over the years, his sons were able to build their own homes and raise their families on the land. After Kahl’s grandmother passed away in 2015, she made the decision to take over the farm with her husband. Kahl raises pigs and chickens, and is “experimenting” with produce, growing over a dozen types of vegetables. Rabbit Hollow also presses cider using apples from their orchard, and they’re working towards becoming certified maple syrup providers. Not long ago, Kahl was attracted to the idea of introducing a new crop to her farmland: cannabis. “I got excited about medical [cannabis],” she said, “[but] when I started to loosely
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:10:20 GMT
When Dr. Rahul Gupta started work as West Virginia’s chief health officer his state was already ground zero for the opioid epidemic, with some of the nation’s highest rates of addiction and overdose fatalities. That was 2015, and 735 state residents died from overdoses that year. Preliminary data for 2017 show there were 1,011 overdose deaths last year , a record high for the state. “Not a day goes by that I’m not constantly thinking about it,” Gupta said. “We’re losing three, three-and-a-half West Virginians per day. So, the clock’s always ticking in my head.” The epidemic takes an emotional toll on Gupta not only because the loss of life, but because he sees how it has impacted the loved ones of people with opioid use disorders. “When I hear about parents that say ‘I'd rather have my child arrested and put in prison because that way I know that person will be alive.’ That's the most heart wrenching part of this,” Gupta said. After three years on the front lines of the crisis as
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:22:45 GMT
On this West Virginia Monring, the nation’s opioid crisis hit first and hardest in the Ohio Valley. West Virginia, in particular, has suffered some of the highest rates of addiction and overdose deaths in the country. As the state’s public health commissioner, Dr. Rahul Gupta has been the point person in the state’s fight against the epidemic. After three years in that position, Gupta is leaving next month. The Ohio Valley ReSource's Aaron Payne spoke with Gupta about his time at the center of the opioid crisis.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 02:26:46 GMT
A West Virginia coal mine that employs about 400 workers is closing after a deal to sell it fell through. Gov. Jim Justice issued a statement saying the closing of the Pinnacle Mine in Wyoming County will displace a lot of miners. He says he is hopeful the mine "has not seen its last days."
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 02:21:09 GMT
Updated on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 at 3:55 p.m. Today is the last day to register to vote in West Virginia’s upcoming midterm election. The West Virginia Secretary of State's office says voters have until midnight tonight to register online to vote. And mail-in registrations must be postmarked by today, October 16.
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:07:27 GMT
The Inside Appalachia team is hitting the road and heading to Beckley for its first LIVE Listening Party the evening of Bridge Day. Join us for an evening of live interviews, videos, art and music. The event will be at the Raleigh Playhouse and Theatre in Beckley on Saturday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. -- and it’s free. Seating is limited, so don’t forget to RSVP .