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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198 Pieces

Inside Appalachia is our weekly radio and podcast, hosted by Mason Adams. The show highlights West Virginia’s cultural heritage and brings those stories to a broader audience.

Caption: Joy to the World with Bob Thompson
13 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, one person’s roadside weed is another’s “golden” treasure. So says a North Carolina fiber artist. A school system in Virginia suspend...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we visit with a West Virginia man who shows his love for fishing by building exquisite, handmade fly rods. It’s a long process, but he s...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, dinos fight Civil War soldiers at a theme park throwback — Dinosaur Kingdom II in Natural Bridge, Virginia. If you’re hungry for a pepp...

  • Added: Jun 25, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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Old time music jams aren’t just fun. They’re good for your mental health. Also, the opioid epidemic has changed how we talk about addiction in Appa...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, hip hop started in New York… and took root in places like West Virginia. We explore some of that history. Also, food deserts are places ...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we visit with West Virginia trappers to learn about the fur trade in the 21st Century. We also meet a county fair champion who keeps rac...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, a West Virginia artist who designs stickers, t-shirts/patches and pins draws on classic Appalachian phrases her family has used for year...

  • Added: May 28, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, the woman behind the popular tik tok account “Appalachian Forager” makes jam from wild pawpaws … and jewelry from coyote teeth. Also, A...

  • Added: May 21, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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For nearly a century, the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival has staged a formal dance. Organizers rely on a manual that’s been passed down for gen...

  • Added: May 14, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, rock climbers with disabilities have found a home in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, which offers some pumpy crags... Climbers have also bee...

  • Added: May 07, 2024
  • Length: 53:30