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2020Talks – August 26, 2019. (3 min.) 


Introducing a M-F newscast tracking the 2020 Elections, starting with Iowa, First in the Nation. Tea Party Republican Joe Walsh enters the GOP race, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders explains what he means by Democratic Socialism and Washington governor Jay Inslee drops his bid for the democratic nomination.

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Public News Service - WV: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault

PHOTO: West Virginia child abuse survivors who have become public figures, including TV news anchor Greg Carter, are coming forward to talk about what happened to them. Photo credit: Will Laird/West Virginia Child Advocacy Network.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and some abuse survivors who have become public figures are coming forward to tell their stories. Stephen Smith, director of the West Virginia Healthy Kids and Families Coalition, says his work is motivated in part by two points: Bad things

PHOTO: The Our Children, Our Future campaign says the Legislature made progress on kids and family issues again this year, despite partisan battles in other areas. Photo courtesy Our Children, Our Future.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The legislative session that just ended was marked by a number of sharp partisan battles. But the child poverty-fighting group "Our Children Our Future" says that didn't stop progress on issues that affect kids and families. Lawmakers voted to reform West Virginia's juvenile j

PHOTO: The state Legislature looks likely to restore threatened funding for children and family support programs, and maybe this time putting it in a more stable part of the budget. Photo of the state Capitol rotunda courtesy of the West Virginia Legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Funding for state programs supporting children and families may be restored, and this time it may be permanent. While Governor Earl Ray Tomblin had proposed cuts of nearly $1 million for children and family programs for the second time in two years, lawmakers restored the money

GRAPHIC: Supporters of the state's child advocacy network are calling on everyone to take part in the WV CAN Climb fundraiser this week. Graphic courtesy of WV CAN.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - Organizers and families they have helped are calling on everyone to support the state's Child Advocacy Network with a fundraising hike this week. Comments from Amy Landers, whose son was a victim of sexual assault and was helped by the Child Advocacy Center in Charleston. Graphic

PHOTO: Sen. Bill Laird of Fayette County, a former county sheriff, says cutting programs that help West Virginia families in crisis will cost the state more money in the long run. Photo credit: Dan Heyman.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Criminal justice officials are joining those who say West Virginia should restore $750,000 in cuts from programs for children and families. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin cut the funding for programs, including child advocacy, in-home family education and support for victims of do

Lawmakers from both parties are joining efforts to get Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to reconsider cuts to family and children programs. PHOTO of the Capitol rotunda copyrighted by the state Legislature.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – State lawmakers from both parties are asking Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin to let them consider restoring money cut from programs for children and families. The governor cut $1 million from safety-net budgets, including those for child advocacy, in-home family education and suppo

Child abuse survivor and nationally recognized author and activist Erin Merryn says West Virginia should teach children not to keep silent when they are abused. PHOTO by Emily Chittenden-Laird.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - West Virginia children's advocates have heard from a nationally recognized child abuse survivor and activist about a good way to prevent other kids from being hurt. Erin Merryn was sexually abused by both a neighbor and a cousin when she was a child. After disclosing her abuse,

The One With Courage campaign kicks off this week in West Virginia. Logo courtesy of the West Virginia Child Advocacy Network.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A West Virginia children's advocacy group will kick off its part of a national child abuse prevention campaign this week in Charleston. The One With Courage drive is intended in part to remind adults that kids cannot stop abuse by themselves. Emily Chittenden-Laird, executive d

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