Jesse Anderson

What’s It Like to be Gay in Appalachia?

Across the country, there’s been sweeping change in the last few years in the way the law treats gay people - and how society in general feels about gay relationships. Here in Appalachia, the acceptance of this change has been mixed.
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Return to the glorious days of legendary orchestras, bandleaders and singers that ruled America’s radio waves and dance halls, bringing joy and escape during the days the country went to war and through the era of victory that followed. Featuring songs from Perry Como, Doris Day, Benny Goodman, Tex Beneke, Peggy Lee, The Mills Brothers and more.

Join WVPB for this entertaining program featuring vintage film and performances on Saturday, September 5 at 7 p.m. and again at midnight.

Amanda Hill

Let’s play a game of #WVmusic 'Guess Who,' shall we?

West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is pleased to announce changes in its radio program line-up, featuring new voices and returning favorites.

Composer and announcer Matt Jackfert will host a new classical music show Monday through Thursday from 2 – 3 p.m. on WVPB.

 

He joins our other classical hosts: West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Famer Frank Stowers, and Peter Van de Graaff, a professional singer who has performed with opera companies and orchestras throughout the world.

 

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Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., visited Preston County for a town hall meeting on Friday, Sept. 4. Manchin heard from residents about everything from education and Social Security to America’s debt problems, but much of the discussion revolved around the Iran nuclear deal.

Jesse Anderson

Across the country, there’s been sweeping change in the last few years in the way the law treats gay people - and how society in general feels about gay relationships. Here in Appalachia, the acceptance of this change has been mixed.

Prison Bars
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 Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin has turned down the federal government's offer to transfer ownership of a Pendleton County Navy base to the state.

Tomblin had until Friday to decide whether to accept the offer to take control of the Naval Information Operations Center in Sugar Grove.

Democrat Jim Justice holds a slight lead over Republican Bill Cole in the governor’s race.  The MetroNews West Virginia Poll was released today. 

Rex Repass of Repass Research and Consulting released the results of the West Virginia Poll this morning at the state chamber’s business summit in White Sulphur Springs.

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An advocacy group formed after the January 2014 Elk River Chemical spill will launch a campaign aimed to create a publicly-owned water system in the Kanawha Valley.

In a Thursday news release, Advocates for a Safe Water System says the organization will launch the “Our Water” campaign Tuesday at the University of Charleston.  The group seeks to have a public takeover of West Virginia American Water.

heroin
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  Six people have admitted their roles in a heroin trafficking operation.

U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld says the operation that transported heroin from Baltimore into West Virginia was disrupted by a 163-count federal indictment encompassing 41 defendants.

Ihlenfeld says the six defendants pleaded guilty to various charges this week in federal court in Martinsburg.

Huntington Ohio River
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West Virginia American Water says it has initiated a contingency plan for a temporary backup water supply to its Huntington water treatment plant in response to increasing algae blooms on the Ohio River.

The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission notified the utility last week that algae blooms had been detected on the river upstream of Huntington.

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Relive the Memorable '60s & '70s Love Songs

Beautiful ballads from the late 1960s and 1970s are back, featuring unforgettable hits from Andy Williams, Dusty Springfield, The 5th Dimension, Engelbert Humperdinck, Anne Murray and many others. Watch Friday at 9 p.m. on WVPB.
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