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Remembering A Coal Miner Who Stood Up For Those With Black Lung

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Robert Bailey started mining coal in southern West Virginia’s McDowell County in the 1970s. By the time he retired from the Patriot Coal Company 36 years later he was already having trouble breathing. By the time I first interviewed Bailey in 2014, his black lung disease had become severe. “I’m in the process of a lung transplant,” he… Read More

NMF ’19 Interviews: Molly Burch

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Molly Burch is an Austin-based musician whose second full length, First Flower, was released to much acclaim in 2018. The album is a thoughtful one, combining understated, jazzy songcraft with Burch’s gorgeous, smoky vocals. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Burch about First Flower, her numerous charming music videos, and performing at the 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival in… Read More

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West Virginia Governor’s Tax Records Subpoenaed by Feds

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Federal prosecutors have subpoenaed West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s tax records, signaling the widening of an investigation that’s already sought documents related to a resort owned by the governor. The state Revenue Department released a copy of the federal grand jury subpoena Friday after receiving it last month. The subpoena asks… Read More

Federal Court Throws Out Ohio’s Congressional Map

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A federal court has ruled that Ohio’s congressional map is an “unconstitutional partisan gerrymander” and must be redrawn by the 2020 election. In their ruling Friday, a three-judge panel from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio argue that the map was intentionally drawn “to disadvantage Democratic voters and entrench Republican representatives… Read More

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Under Pressure, Ohio’s Jobs Office Releases Pay of Top Execs

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio’s privatized job-creation office says its new leader will make $350,000 this year before benefits and any performance bonus. JobsOhio released the salary of president and chief investment officer J.P. Nauseef and 16 other current and former top executives Thursday in an effort “to provide more openness and accountability.” JobsOhio, a… Read More

New School Funding Formula Shelved For Now

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For weeks now, a bipartisan school funding plan from two state representatives say would reduce reliance on property taxes has been debated but it’s not funded in the proposed House budget. House Speaker Larry Householder says he’s encouraged Republican Bob Cupp (R-Lima) and Democrat John Patterson (D-Ashtabula) to continue to work on their plan. “I would like… Read More

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Man Accused of Threatening Shooting at WVU

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia University student is accused of threatening to shoot people at the school and then kill himself. News outlets report 21-year-old Cheickna Kagnassy, of Maryland, was arrested Wednesday and charged with making terroristic threats. University police Deputy Chief Phil Scott says a concerned citizen alerted officers that Kagnassy had… Read More

Live From Lincoln Center’s Stars in Concert – Second Edition | Begins May 10


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LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER PRESENTS – STARS IN CONCERT RETURNS, FEATURING ANNALEIGH ASHFORD, MEGAN HILTY, AND CYNTHIA ERIVO   Live From Lincoln Center will welcome some of Broadway’s brightest stars—Annaleigh Ashford, Megan Hilty, and Cynthia Erivo—for the second edition of the critically acclaimed Stars in Concert performance series. Each evening will spotlight one of these… Read More