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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106 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
11 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, we learn about an unexpected immigrant to central Appalachia –the armadillo. We also take a ride on the Cass Scenic Railroad and follow ...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2022
  • Length: :00
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This week, we visit the home county of host Mason Adams for the Friday Night Jamboree in Floyd County, Virginia. We also check in with volunteers w...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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In this episode, we’ll meet a man who makes wooden turkey calls. But these are no ordinary turkey calls. They have intricate paintings on them. No...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we revisit our conversation, discussing what is Appalachia?

  • Added: Sep 07, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we visit the Hindman Settlement School in Kentucky, whose cultural archives were damaged by historic flooding. We also learn some of the...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we'll sit down with the inimitable Dolly Parton. She recently visited West Virginia to celebrate her Imagination Library — which sends b...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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Appalachians love to compete. Whether it’s rec league softball,a turkey calling contest or workplace chili cook-offs. But there’s more to competiti...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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Inside Appalachia is 20 years old this month — we celebrate the anniversary by taking a look back with Inside Appalachia founders Giles Snyder and ...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we head to the meadows and woods of West Virginia to catch the buzz on beekeeping. Also, it’s been five years since Kentucky artist Lacy...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we discover there’s a Ukrainian version of the Appalachian hammer dulcimer. We also make a roadside stop to visit a...

  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 53:30