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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181 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.

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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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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
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This week, we go a-wassailing in Asheville, North Carolina. It’s kind of like Christmas caroling, with a kick. We visit with Kentucky’s Minnie Adki...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, rock climbers with disabilities have found a home in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge, which offers some pumpy crags... Meanwhile, climbers ha...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, punk music photographer Chelse Warren takes us into the pit. We hop on a tiny train to discover the miniature wonders of a West Virgini...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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In an encore edition of last year's holiday episode, James Beard-nominated West Virginia chefs Mike Costello and Amy Dawson serve up special dishe...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2023
  • Length: 53:31