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.

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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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This week, a pair of former miners found love shoveling coal and shaped a life making wooden spoons. We also visit with NASCAR Hall of Famer Leonar...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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Spring wildflowers are in bloom, and some of the most common species play an important role in herbal medicine. What’s your favorite style of eggro...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2024
  • 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: Apr 03, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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This week, the Seeing Hand Association brings together people who are visually impaired to learn the craft of chair caning. We also hear about how...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2024
  • Length: 53:31
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Red Terry’s property in Bent Mountain, Virginia, is in the path of the Mountain Valley Pipeline. She says the place was beautiful. Plus, almost eve...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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How important is place? This week on Inside Appalachia, we ask people from Mississippi, to Georgia, to Pittsburgh-- do you consider yourself Appala...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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Today, we remember Travis Stimeling. The author, musician and educator left a deep mark on Appalachian culture, and the people who practice and doc...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2024
  • Length: 53:31
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For nearly a century, some of the best wood carvers in Appalachia have trained at a folk school in North Carolina. Newcomers can still learn the cr...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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It’s Black History Month. In this episode, we hear about a long-running tradition at one of Appalachia’s historically Black universities --the annu...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2024
  • Length: 53:30
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One thing about Appalachians... we can get competitive. We’re proud of our local food. Love a good hunt. And enjoy competition with friends. This...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2024
  • Length: 53:30