W.Va. National Guard Invests More than $5 Million to Grow Apple Trees on a Mine Site
Can apples grow on an abandoned mine site? That’s a question the West Virginia National Guard is spending more than $5 million to find out. West Virginia was given $30 million in 2016 to invest in economic development projects across the state. The money came from the 2015 omnibus federal spending bill passed by Congress. There was a catch, though—groups would have to build their projects on former Abandoned Mine Land sites.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:11:20 +0000
Joy to the World Announces Two Nights with Vocalist Paula Cole.
Pianist Bob Thompson returns with 26 th edition of Joy to the World , featuring guest-vocalist Paula Cole. Two performances announced, Thursday Dec. 13 and Friday Dec. 14, at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:01:00 +0000
Red State, Blue State Tackles Climate Change Conversation
On this West Virginia Morning, in the past, President Trump has written off science and called climate change a “total and expensive hoax.” This week, Trump said in an interview with 60 Minutes that the climate is changing, but it’s not “man-made”, it might reverse itself, and it’s not worth losing millions of jobs over. After all, Trump has promised to jumpstart the struggling coal industry.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:32:27 +0000
Coal mining means vastly different things to Californians and West Virginians
Climate change and energy jobs are hot issues, but they spark very different reactions from folks in different parts of the country. Those reactions are the heart of this installment of “Red State, Blue State," our weekly chat between Trump Country and the Blue Bubble.
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000
Mine Closure Leaves Some Questioning The Future
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 17:35:33 +0000
Unpacking The Ways Climate Change is Affecting West Virginia
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 14:50:53 +0000
Miners, Officials Assess Aftermath of Wyoming County Mine Layoffs
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 13:00:00 +0000
Listen: Leo Kottke on Mountain Stage
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.
Thu, 18 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000
Voter Registration Over in W.Va., But 'Inactive' Voters Can Still Vote
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 21:09:14 +0000
This Sunday: Bottle Rockets, Amy Helm and More on Mountain Stage in Charleston.
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 20:12:46 +0000