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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182 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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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 meet a man who shows his love for fishing by building exquisite, handmade fly rods, and sharing what he knows with others. And, Appal...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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It’s our summer reading episode. So we’ve got some recommendations. Like Silas House of Kentucky, whose latest novel draws on real-life changes in ...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2023
  • Length: 53:31
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This week, we’re joined by Lilly Knoepp, regional reporter at Blue Ridge Public Radio in Western North Carolina, to talk about the changes to local...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2023
  • 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. And, it’s been six years since Kentucky artist Lacy H...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week… Drop of Sun Studios in Asheville, North Carolina has put out some of the hottest indie rock records of the year. We talk with one of its...

  • Added: May 30, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we look at a new film that discusses how coal mining shapes Appalachian culture. And, the results of a new survey show alarming mental h...

  • Added: May 23, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, a North Carolina potter is reviving an art form brought to America by enslaved Africans. And, the town of Hindman, Kentucky, endured cat...

  • Added: May 17, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’re talking about traditional ballads -- how they tell stories and connect us to the past. These old tunes can me...

  • Added: May 09, 2023
  • Length: 53:31
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This week, a southern Ohio college writing class recently learned about the idea of Appalachian identity. Also, Kentucky has a new poet laureate. ...

  • Added: May 03, 2023
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, we speak with the author of a new book about grief rituals, and how they’re practiced here in the mountains. And, a new study recently f...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2023
  • Length: 53:30