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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123 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
12 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 working comedians, mean-spirited hecklers are part of the job. But what happens when someone gets angry enough to throw a beer? And, West Virgi...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we go back to school with West Virginia women who are training to fill the shortage of construction jobs. And, EMTs and first responders...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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You'll visit a farm in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania that can grow a LOT of agriculture on one acre on a former industrial site. We’ll also hear about a ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, author Mesha Maren takes us from the hills of West Virginia — to the Texas/Mexico border region, the land of the Luchador. We’ll also he...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we venture to southern Ohio to visit the last remaining washboard maker in the U.S. Its washboard’s aren’t just for laundry — but for mu...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week… James Beard-nominated West Virginia chefs Mike Costello and Amy Dawson serve up special dishes with stories behind them. And, we’ll ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2022
  • Length: 53:31
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This week… one of the NFL’s oldest franchises began right here in Appalachia — in Portsmouth, Ohio. And… for some workers in the natural gas indust...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we’ll meet a man who has struggled with substance use disorder. Now, he’s a recovery coach. We’ll also meet a woman who started a farm ...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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The year is winding down. So we’re looking back at some of the stories we told in 2022. We took you to the floods in eastern Kentucky, where you me...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we talk with folklorist Emily Hilliard about her new book, which explores contemporary folklife and Appalachian culture — like the lore ...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2022
  • Length: 53:30