West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting satisfies the human need to learn. Our programs nurture personal growth and civic responsibility, respect people's intelligence, and promote life-long discovery. We enrich lives so people might contribute more to their communities and their state. West Virginia Public Broadcasting, through our unique programs and services, will empower people to broaden their perspectives, appreciate their history and become active in their communities. Using the power of public service media, we will create more informed, more educated, more motivated, and more prosperous citizens who will build a better West Virginia for our children and grandchildren.

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20 Pieces

Inside Appalachia tells the stories of Appalachia, leading listeners on an audio tour of the region’s rich history, our food, our music and our culture.

Caption: Joy to the World with Bob Thompson
10 Pieces

Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, and the Bob Thompson unit have been featuring holiday classics at Christmas time for more than 20 years.

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2 Pieces

Us & Them Podcast: We tell stories from the fault lines that separate Americans. Peabody award-winning public radio producer Trey Kay listens to people on both sides of the divide.


Latest Pieces

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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re revisiting a show that originally aired last fall. We hear what happens when Abigail Washburn and Wu Fei comb...

  • Added: Jan 27, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week, we’ll meet a young man from West Virginia’s Lebanese community, who says he’s determined to preserve its long-running traditions- inclu...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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It’s a new year. Many of us are hoping it’ll be a better one. Vaccines could bring a bit of normalcy back to our lives. But we have a lot of work a...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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A few years ago, our Inside Appalachia team set out to document the lives of six Appalachians who were trying to decide if they could find a stable...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: LaRue Laferty (left) watches her grandson, Jaxon Conley, portion gingerbread batter onto a metal baking sheet in the kitchen of her Knott County home. Growing up in neighboring Floyd County, Laferty’s mother used to make gingerbread for candidates during , Credit: Nicole Musgrave, West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Have you ever noticed how conversations about food can lead us to learn surprising things about each other? In this week’s episode of Inside Appala...

  • Added: Dec 23, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: COVID-19 has presented a challenge to people's faith practices., Credit: Lalena Price
Faith practices in the time of COVID-19 look and feel different, but how has the virus changed our spirituality?

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 53:59
Caption: 18-year-old Geard Mitchell is a former foster care child, and is one of 12 foster care children named in a lawsuit against the West Virginia DHHR. Mitchell says he was shuffled between group homes, shelters, and psychiatric hospitals from age 11 until he , Credit: Photo by Larry Dowling/ WVPB
This week on Inside Appalachia we’ll hear about family found in unexpected places — like a West Virginia family who got a letter from a sister in A...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Joy to the World with Bob Thompson
Join Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, The Bob Thompson Band and guest vocalist, Jane Monheit for a celebration of the holidays!

Bought by WVRU, WVIA, and KMXT


  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3