Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:26:00 GMT
Updated at 9:05 p.m. ET Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her in high school, has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, her attorneys said Saturday. Bipartisan negotiators have tentatively agreed to work toward a Thursday hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee with Kavanaugh and Ford, but talks continue on a final agreement, according to multiple congressional sources. After multiple extensions last week, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, gave Ford a deadline of 2:30 p.m. on Saturday to decide whether she would testify before the panel next week. If she did not comply, the committee would go ahead with a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination on Monday. In an email to the committee, lawyers for Ford said that while she has agreed to "provide first-hand knowledge of Kavanaugh's sexual misconduct," they are disappointed "with the leaks and bullying that have tainted the
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 14:00:00 GMT
There are still tickets available to this Sunday's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, when the show welcomes Amanda Shires, The War and Treaty, Israel Nash, Teitur and Byron Isaacs. If you can't join us here in our home town of Charleston, W.Va., you'll be able to join us live wherever you are, thanks to our video production team at West Virginia Public Broadcasting and our partners at VuHaus . Watch along as we record episode #931 at the Culture Center Theater with Shires, whose new record " To The Sunset ," has garnered praise across the board for it's artistic breadth. The Charleston-Gazette Mail caught up with Shires, who will join us for the fourth time on Sunday. The debut full-length album from The War and Treaty, " Rising Tide, " has built huge buzz for the band with it's powerful, engergetic sound. You won't want to miss this band in action. We're also excited to welcome back Teitur, a songwriter from the Faroe Islands whose new album, " I Want To be Kind ," is filled with his
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 00:25:37 GMT
It’s been more than 20 years since Martinsburg had an in-patient detox facility. That changed Friday. The open house for the Paloma Crisis Stabilization & Detox Center attracted dozens from the community. The project took two years and was funded through a state grant of more than $1 million. The center will offer 16 beds to people with substance use disorders. It will be open 24/7.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 18:19:01 GMT
Coal miners and their families in Appalachia take great pride in their work and the fellowship that surrounds coal mining. As Jeremy Brock, one former Kentucky coal miner, put it: "It's a culture. It's a brotherhood." “Once you get used to it, I wouldn’t do nothing else," he told the documentary project, Humans of Central Appalachia, in 2016.
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, new data on drug use among teenagers show a rare bright spot amid the opioid crisis. Use of opioids appears to have dropped last year among high schoolers in the region. School officials in the Ohio Valley want to continue that trend with more school-based programs designed to help prevent substance use disorders. But as Aaron Payne reports, those programs use a new approach as officials learn from past mistakes.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, we continue our West Virginia baseball series. We’ll meet a Pocahontas County man who became a baseball umpire for 38 years. He’s retired now and lives in his hometown of Elkins. Roxy Todd met up with Virgil Broughton to find out what it takes to make a good umpire. Also on today's show, a recent federal report lists dozens of major U.S. airports vulnerable to storm surges and flooding from sea level rise. StateImpact Pennsylvania’s Susan Phillips reports on how climate change could impact your flight and how Philadelphia International airport is adapting. West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content. Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.
Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:05:00 GMT
Hiss Golden Messenger appears on this week's Mountain Stage, with songs from their album " Hallelujah Anyhow ," as well as this tune from their 2013 release " Haw ."
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 23:03:27 GMT
Gov. Jim Justice announced Wednesday that he fully supports the Rockwool development project in Jefferson County, despite the level of pushback to the project from local residents.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 21:25:03 GMT
West Virginia is receiving $1 million from the federal government for state parks and outdoor recreation projects. The award from the Land and Water Conservation Fund is part of a $100 million distribution to all 50 states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. It was announced in a news release Tuesday.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 18:15:55 GMT
It’s been a tough month for American Catholics. Court documents released in mid-August revealed more than 1,000 allegations of sexual abuse and misconduct by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania over the last seven decades. Given the length of time that has passed, new criminal charges are unlikely for most of the allegations, and the alleged behavior ranges from inappropriately communicating with a minor to rape and sexual assault. Additionally, Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into allegations of misconduct in West Virginia’s Wheeling-Charleston Diocese, upon Bishop Michael Bransfield’s resignation . Victims are also now sharing stories about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a previous archbishop of Washington, D.C., who resigned in July due to allegations against him. Victims and their advocates say the Pennsylvania report is only the tip of the iceberg, as there are likely thousands more victims of abuse who have never come forward or whose records are lost. Sadly, my
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:33:14 GMT
For the better half of the last decade, newspapers have been treated as novelties. An under-appreciated resource whose disappearance is problematic, but for reasons that are seemingly pragmatic. To make matters worse, there doesn’t appear to be a solution in sight. “No one is quite sure how to stop that process from happening,” University of Iowa professor David Ryfe said of the dying local paper. “There are lots of people who are worried about it, but no one has found a solution in the 15 years [since] the digital world has erupted and called attention to the issue. No one has found a solution at the regional or local level.” Ryfe is the director at University of Iowa’s School for Journalism and Mass Communication . He is also one of the most prominent scholars on local and modern journalism, authoring 2016’s “Journalism and the Public” and 2012’s “Can Journalism Survive: A Look Inside American Newsrooms.” “All the local newspapers have left is the local advertising,” Ryfe said.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:45:52 GMT
A Democratic West Virginia lawmaker has refiled a legal challenge of Republican Gov. Jim Justice's residency. News outlets report Delegate Isaac Sponaugle of Pendleton filed a petition Tuesday for writ of mandamus against Justice, asking the court to require the governor to live at the seat of government, as the West Virginia Constitution and state code require.
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:30:03 GMT
The U.S. Senate has approved a bipartisan package to address the nation’s opioid crisis with more resources for addiction treatment and recovery and an emphasis on stopping the flow of the the deadly synthetic opioid fentanyl. The Senate approved the Opioid Crisis Response Act of 2018 by a 99-1 vote Monday night including a version of Ohio Republican Sen. Rob Portman’s Synthetics Trafficking and Overdose Prevention, or STOP, Act. Portman said he hopes to address the impact fentanyl has had on his constituents. Ohio has some of the nation’s highest overdoses death rates. “Coroner’s reports from around the state indicate that fentanyl was involved in about two-thirds of our state’s overdose deaths last year,” Portman said in a press call. “And our STOP Act is very simple in that it closes a loophole that will require now more screening to keep these drugs from coming in through the mail, which is where most of them come from, mostly from China.” Data from the the federal government’s
Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, we hear from West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s podcast Us & Them. Host Trey Kay speaks with musician Stephan Said. Said has been called a modern-day Woody Guthrie because he’s on a quest to make music that speaks across boundaries.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 21:14:52 GMT
Rahul Gupta, MD has resigned from his post as commissioner and state health officer for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, effective Nov. 5. Gupta is moving to the March of Dimes as its senior vice president and chief medical and health officer.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:42:38 GMT
Republicans and Democrats are joining forces to speed legislation combating the misuse of opioids and other addictive drugs. It's expected to pass through the U.S. Senate without issue and would be a rare show of unity against a growing and deadly health-care crisis.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:37:32 GMT
Demolition crews started tearing down Herbert Hoover High School in Kanawha County on Monday. The high school was damaged by high waters during the 2016 flood.
Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, federal regulators gave the Atlantic Coast Pipeline the green light to restart construction Monday. Brittany Patterson reports. Also on today's show, in the 1976 film ‘Bad News Bears’, a down-and-out and Budweiser-swigging Walter Matthau coaches a group of ragtag little leaguers and tries to whip them into shape.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:05:55 GMT
Four people who sued West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner last year accusing him of wrongful termination have settled outside court for nearly $1 million total.
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 20:38:20 GMT
West Virginia lawmakers have gathered in Charleston to discuss some hot-button issues as part of interim committee meetings.