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 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
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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.

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Caption: Randy Thomas and Trey Kay, Credit: Joni Deutsch
Americans tend to sort themselves into tribes that share similar culture, ideas and values. Trey recalls kids at his West Virginia high school sort...

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 35:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Thompson, Credit: Josh Saul
Jazz pianist Bob Thompson, and the Bob Thompson unit have been featuring holiday classics at Christmas time for more than 20 years. Join Bob, his b...

Bought by WYAP, WHRV, WMOT, WICR, WETS and more

  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 57:14
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Mollie and Bob
Pianist Bob Thompson of Mountain Stage welcomes special guest vocalist Mollie O’Brien for this year's holiday jazz show "Joy to the World." Hear so...

Bought by WYAP, WHRV, KRPS, WJAB, KMUW and more

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Bob Thompson with Heather Masse
Pianist Bob Thompson welcomes guest vocalist Heather Masse to join him for the 21st annual "Joy to the World" from West Virginia Public Radio. This...

Bought by WYAP, WHRV, WJAB, KMUW, WKAR and more

  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Joy to the World 2013
Jazz pianist Bob Thompson and his band welcome renowned vocalist Catherine Russell to celebrate the holiday season with favorites old and new.

Bought by WYAP, WCVE, WHRV, Allegheny Mountain Radio, KMUW and more

  • Added: Dec 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 11
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A one-hour jazz holiday program.

Bought by WHRV, WJAB, KMUW, WCNY, WEZU and more

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Mountain Stage host Larry Groce in the early days of the show.
For 30 years and with over 800 episodes, Mountain Stage has been a mainstay in public radio and American music. In this hour-long radio special, y...

Bought by Angelica Community Radio, KUCB, WUKY, and Prairie Public

  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 4
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The 19th season of Joy To The World with Bob Thompson is a one-hour holiday program that is produced by Virginia Public Broadcasting and performed ...

Bought by WHRV, KMUW, KCSM, WCNY, WVRU and more

  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Dr. Della Taylor Hardman
Dr. Della Taylor Hardman made it her mission to talk to influential and promising African Americans inside and outside of West Virginia. Her interv...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, WDDE, WJAB, KWMR, WEMU and more

  • Added: May 27, 2010
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 10