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Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:17:42 GMT
The U.S. Department of Justice says a federal court should not overturn the conviction of former coal baron Don Blankenship.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:50:43 GMT
It’s beginning to look and sound a lot like the holidays around West Virginia Public Broadcasting. WVPB has a great holiday lineup of specials for both radio and television for the upcoming holidays. THANKSGIVING: Radio: The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential, Nov. 22, 12 p.m. Television: America’s Test Kitchen Special: Home for the Holidays, Nov. 19, 8 p.m. HANUKKAH/CHRISTMAS: Radio: Chanukah in Story and Song 2018, Dec. 4; 8 p.m. A Rochester Festival of Lessons & Carols 2018, Dec 17; 8 p.m. A Paul Winter Consort Solstice Concert Celebration, Dec. 20; 8 p.m. A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols (Live), Dec. 24, 10 a.m. to Noon. Repeat Dec. 25, Noon to 2 p.m. Ratatat Man –The Little Drummer Boy Comes of Age, Dec. 24, 8 p.m. Joy to the World, revised 2017 performance, Dec. 19, 8 p.m. Christmas Day encores: 10 a.m. to Noon; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Television: The Carpenter's Christmas Memories (WVPB Pledge Special), Dec. 2, 8 p.m. Hanukkah Festival of Delights
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 20:21:44 GMT
The West Virginia Secretary of State’s office has released information on the use of a mobile voting platform for overseas military voters.
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:00:00 GMT
This week on Inside Appalachia, we’ll take a look back at a story we aired earlier this year. The story details the life of Kentucky politician and pastor Danny Johnson and the investigation that exposed a long line of questionable actions that preceded his rise to power. “ The Pope’s Long Con ” from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting has earned several national honors, including a Peabody Award . The five-part investigation revealed some shocking facts about Johnson’s personal life, including one account from a woman who alleges that he sexually molested her. On Dec. 12, 2017, a day after a print version of this report ran, Johnson held a press conference at his church, where he denied the accusations. A day later, he killed himself. For more information about this story, see the original post here . Listen on SoundCloud Glynis Board produced and mixed our episode this week. Roxy Todd edited this episode. Our executive producer is Jesse Wright . Molly Born is our web
Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:51:45 GMT
Political debate in this country has become anything but civil. Who's to blame? Nearly a third of Americans surveyed by NPR said: “the media.” Can the news media win back trust? In this episode, Red State host Trey Kay goes to a Trump rally to see how reporters are treated, and Blue State host Chery Glaser talks with a West Coast journalist about how journalists should respond.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:48:01 GMT
The Trump administration’s nominee for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission faced tough questions from lawmakers Thursday. It was over whether the longtime energy lawyer could impartially serve at the agency after helping the administration craft its coal and nuclear power plant bailout plan.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 20:23:50 GMT
Bethesda Game Studios' "Fallout 76" video game hit store shelves this week. West Virginia Tourism officials are hoping to promote the state to a wider audience with the game’s launch.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:09:37 GMT
From solar farms in Virginia to a green energy subdivision in Kentucky, a new report by a group of regional advocacy organizations highlights 20 ready-made projects across the Ohio Valley that could give abandoned mining operations that were never cleaned up a second life, and create new economic opportunity across the region.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, seven of the nation’s leading causes of death are found at higher rates here in Appalachia compared to the rest of the country. But there is some diversity in these statistics. When researchers analyzed all 220 counties in Appalachia, they found 42 outperformed the statistical odds. A team of researchers has been studying why these communities are outliers. As Roxy Todd reports, in all of the communities that researchers studied, they found a culture of sharing and volunteering. She visited one such community in West Virginia.
Thu, 15 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT
This week's Song of the Week comes from Martinsburg, W.Va's Christian Lopez, recorded in Morgantown with WVU Arts & Entertainment .
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:26:18 GMT
While most of the Meade County public works crew finished their lunches, Pius “Gene” Hobbs was raking along the edge of the road, oblivious to the dump truck backing quickly towards him. Unbeknownst to the driver, Hobbs was knocked to the ground and crushed under the truck’s weight. When the truck accelerated forward, Hobbs’ coworker ran him over a second time. He was killed on impact. The only eyewitness to the December 2016 incident, a bystander named Greg Turner, said that he didn’t hear a backup beeper on the truck as it reversed. Maybe Hobbs hadn’t either. At the scene, state police concurred: they couldn’t hear the backup beeper. Later that day, after the employees had gone home and the Vine Grove street was quiet, Kentucky’s occupational safety inspector showed up. He conducted his own test. Standing next to the truck, with no other equipment running in the area, the inspector said he could hear the backup beeper just fine. Though those conditions bore little resemblance to the
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 21:01:47 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, a vote tabulation issue in Kanawha County is nearing resolution and it appears it will not affect the outcome of two statehouse races in question. As Dave Mistich reports, election officials there had to reconcile more than 1,700 unaccounted for ballots across 20 voting precincts.
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:50:11 GMT
When we launched our religion vertical , we said, “because religion is community” in Appalachia. When we talked about a sports vertical, we said, “because sports is religion” here. It is a topic that transcends the playing field — and brings many of Appalachia’s stories into focus – from the political to the economic to the cultural. Former ESPN sports editor Keith Reed and Pittsburgh native promises a complicated look at the region through this prism. — 100 Days in Appalachia Many people are going to see that 100 Days is launching a sports vertical and question it, thinking we’re now bringing them scores and draft updates, but that’s not exactly the goal. What is your vision for our work in this field? I’m fascinated by sports as a cultural connective tissue. The games themselves are competitive entertainment, but how we consume sports gives us a great opportunity to examine where and how we live. There are so many examples, but the sports economy is a great one. You can tell a
Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:41:32 GMT
Imagine a world devastated by nuclear war. You’re one of a handful of lucky survivors who took shelter before the bombs fell and destroyed civilization as we know it. Your Vault-Tec bomb shelter is well-stocked and secure. You and your fellow survivors could live in the vault for years, decades even. Life goes on in the vault much as it did before. Jobs are assigned, families form, civilization lives on. To pass the time, stories are told of the land that was and will be again. Songs of home and hill are sung with reverence to pass the time and find joy in the toil. Tales of resilience and heroism against impossible odds fuel the imagination. Stories about wild, wonderful West Virginia paint a picture of beauty and life, sorrow and struggle. Children whose entire world is contained within this underground safe haven struggle to imagine a place that’s almost heaven, with hills bathed in glory. Sons and daughters of the mountains learn what it means to be a West Virginian without ever
Tue, 13 Nov 2018 20:19:00 GMT
Seven of the leading causes of death are higher in Appalachia compared with the nation as a whole. But amid that grim news, there's some diversity in these statistics. When researchers analyzed all 420 counties in Appalachia, they found that 42 outperformed their statistical odds. A team of researchers has been studying why these communities are outliers. In all of the communities that researchers studied, a culture of sharing and volunteering were found to be essential in helping to improve health outcomes.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:32:10 GMT
After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, Urie was among at least 36 current and former educators on the ballot for the legislature in Kentucky. Two-thirds of them lost.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:06:40 GMT
It took a few weeks for Hannan High School principal Karen Oldham to realize her school might have made history. She was so busy with the day-to-day grind of running the small, rural Mason County school that it didn’t cross her mind, until an elderly alumnus brought it to her attention.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:39:33 GMT
A report from the West Virginia legislative auditor’s office says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has penalized the state for not complying with grant requirements.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:28:31 GMT
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will return to the campus of Ohio University on Sunday April 7, 2019 as guests of OU Performing Arts in partnership with our affiliate station WOUB . Performing at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium April 7 with be The Lone Bellow , who asked to reschedule their appearance from November 11 due to a family matter. More guests will be announced soon. Mountain Stage is working with Ticketfly to issue refunds for tickets purchased online to the November 11 show. Each request has to be approved individually so we appreciate your patience as we work through the refund process. If you haven't already, please reach out to Ticketfly customer service via e-mail or by phone at 877.987.6487 to start the process. If you purchased your tickets at Taylor Books please send an e-mail to redeem for a future show. More information on the show can be found here , and full ticketing details are available on our Live Show Schedule . Mountain Stage with Larry
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 04:30:44 GMT
A West Virginia state senator and Army veteran who lost a bid for congress in the 2018 midterms now has his sights set on running for president in 2020.