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.

Caption: Joy to the World with Bob Thompson
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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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 pick up a little light reading at the Johnson City Zine Fest. And… Grab your dancing shoes and learn about a movement to make square ...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, Karly Hartzman, of Asheville indie rock band Wednesday, talks about songwriting, place, and spending a LOT of time with a band on tour. ...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 53:31
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This week, we head to the woods and take a master class in foraging for wild mushrooms. We also break bread and talk soul food with Xavier Oglesby...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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In the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll meet a man who makes intricate, hand painted turkey calls. We’ll meet people who make wooden padd...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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Pianist Bob Thompson and his band perform a mixture of instrumental selections and vocal pieces with special guest Zara Bode and trumpeter James Mo...

Bought by WLVT, WHRV, North Country Public Radio, and KMUW


  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 4
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Just in time for Halloween, a suite of spooky tales to make your skin crawl. We talk science fiction with Roanoke, Virginia-based writer and publis...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • Length: 53:29
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Rae Garringer felt isolated growing up, but they learned that they weren't alone. There were other LGBTQ people living in small towns and rural com...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, a Pittsburgh artist channels the Steel City’s mythology and struggles... into tarot cards. Western North Carolina author Ron Rash shares...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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Appalachians are often called mountaineers — but are they also ‘pioneers?’ A new documentary reckons with what it means… to be a pioneer. And, an A...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we revisit one of our favorite shows: we asked people, what is Appalachia? We ask people from Mississippi, to Georgia, to Pittsburgh-- d...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:30