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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88 Pieces

Inside Appalachia is our weekly radio and podcast, hosted by Caitlin Tan and Mason Adams. The show highlights West Virginia’s cultural heritage and brings those stories to a broader audience.

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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’ll meet a man who has struggled with substance use disorder. Now, he’s a recovery coach. We’ll also meet a woman who started a farm ...

  • Added: May 24, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we talk about traditional ballads, how they tell stories, and connect us to the past. These old tunes can mean so ...

  • Added: May 17, 2022
  • Length: 53:31
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This week, we begin our journey throughout Appalachia in Floyd County, Virginia, home of Earl White. Earl is working to amplify the often-overlooke...

  • Added: May 11, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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In the latest episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll meet a man who makes wooden turkey calls. But these are no ordinary turkey calls. They have intri...

  • Added: May 04, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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The banjo has deep roots in Africa. And a difficult history in the U.S. In this week’s episode of Inside Appalachia, we’ll hear about Black musicia...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week’s episode is all about ballad singers and storytellers. We’ll hear an interview with West Virginia native Becca Spence Dobias who wrote a...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll visit a luthier’s shop where old instruments get new life, hear about a new comedy film set in Beckley, West ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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The downturn of coal in Harlan County, Kentucky has led to an exodus of Black residents in search of work. This week on Inside Appalachia, we liste...

  • Added: Apr 05, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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What is Appalachia? We’re giving our entire Inside Appalachia episode over to this question this week, with stories from Mississippi to Pittsburgh....

  • Added: Mar 29, 2022
  • Length: 53:30
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This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll listen back to an encore episode, all about how women in the mountains spearheaded movements to battle racial...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2022
  • Length: 53:30