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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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.

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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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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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A few weeks ago, we asked listeners to share your favorite spooky stories from across Appalachia. This week’s episode of Inside Appalachia is packe...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear the story of a world-renowned steelpan drum maker from Trinidad who built instruments in a former coal m...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00

  • Added: Oct 13, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Bob Thompson Trio, Credit: Perry Bennett
JOY TO THE WORLD w/ Bob Thompson Featuring Rodney Boyden West Virginia Public Broadcasting 600 CAPITOL ST CHARLESTON, WV 25301 304.556.4900 EMAIL...

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
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The downturn of coal in Harlan County, Kentucky has led to an exodus of Black residents in search of work. This week on Inside Appalachia, we speak...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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People in coal country are pleading for help as coal’s decline accelerates. This week on Inside Appalachia, we explore the economic and health impa...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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One of the biggest storytelling festivals in the world is right here in Appalachia. Each October, storytellers and audiences of all ages gather at ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Do animals feel love? And what types of new bonds have dads made with their children during the pandemic? And what happens when a 21-year-old punk ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Right now, Congress is arguing over spending trillions of dollars to boost the country’s infrastructure. That covers roads and bridges, of course, ...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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In the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear stories from creators across Appalachia and how they process their lives through their art....

  • Added: Aug 31, 2021
  • Length: 54:00