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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44 Pieces

Inside Appalachia is our weekly radio and podcast, hosted by Caitlin Tan and 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
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 hear stories about places in Appalachia that are drawing visitors and newcomers, sometimes at a cost. The region...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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The story of Appalachia can’t be summarized in one book, one article or one movie. Our region goes beyond just hack stereotypes. This week on Insi...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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The natural world can be a source of food and medicine along with a place to escape and unwind. There are people who know plants like they’re old f...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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In the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll meet a man who makes wooden turkey calls. If you’ve spent any time floating on rivers- have you e...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia features several children's authors, including Cynthia Rylant, who wrote "When I Was Young In The Mountain...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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When people talk about Appalachian music, banjos and fiddles are often the first thing to come to mind. But what about hip-hop? In the U.S., rap ...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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The pandemic continues to inspire more people to go outside. One result? They’ve found more baby animals. This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hea...

  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Over Memorial Day weekend, airports across the country reported the highest numbers of people flying in more than a year. As more of us are dreamin...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week we're revisiting an episode of Inside Appalachia that features children's authors in and from our region. We'll hear Cynthia Rylant, who...

  • Added: May 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on Inside Appalachia, many oil and gas workers come into contact with a fracking byproduct called brine. The gas industry says it’s safe....

  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 54:00