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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176 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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For nearly a century, some of the best wood carvers in Appalachia have trained at a folk school in North Carolina. Newcomers can still learn the cr...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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It’s Black History Month. In this episode, we hear about a long-running tradition at one of Appalachia’s historically Black universities --the annu...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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One thing about Appalachians... we can get competitive. We’re proud of our local food. Love a good hunt. And enjoy competition with friends. This...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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When the farming startup AppHarvest launched in Kentucky, it promised good jobs in coal country — but some workers called it a grueling hell on ear...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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In 2016, a wildfire escaped the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It killed 14 people, injured dozens more and destroyed parts of Gatlinburg and...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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In Virginia, Alleghany and Covington high schools were rivals for decades. But now, they’ve merged. This week, we head to a home football game and ...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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Black lung disease is back. In fact, it never went away. As miners try to get at ever thinner coal seams, they’re digging into rock, and all that d...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2024
  • Length: 53:31
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Throughout 2023, we brought you stories from our Folkways Reporting project. Folkways focuses on arts… Culture… and the spirit of Appalachia’s peop...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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Since 1967, Foxfire has been a storehouse of traditional Appalachian knowledge in ways that still help people today. Foxfire’s heritage includes p...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, some of our favorite stories from 2023. Appalachia saw challenge and calamity, but people found joy … and strength. We also discovered h...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2023
  • Length: 53:30