Radio

Inspiring West Virginians Season 3
2:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Judy Sheppard – Businesswoman and Entrepreneur

Judy Sheppard, a dynamic West Virginia entrepreneur
Credit Jean Snedegar

  Judy Sheppard is currently West Virginia’s most honored businesswoman and entrepreneur.  In 2011 she was named the state’s Small Business Person of the Year as well as Distinguished West Virginian of the Year.  Sheppard is founder, president and CEO of Professional Services of America, Inc, a multi-million dollar business based in Parkersburg.   With more than 200 employees, PSA, as it’s known, provides services for some of America’s largest corporations – DuPont, GE, Pepsico, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Mylan Pharmaceuticals and others – as well as 32 government agencies.

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Inspiring West Virginians Season 3
1:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Lew Cantley – Harvard Biochemist and Cell Biologist

Dr. Lewis Cantley opened up entirely new fields in cell biology and cancer treatment.
Credit Jean Snedegar

Back in 1985 Dr. Lewis Cantley, a native of Big Chimney in Kanawha County, discovered an enzyme called PI3-Kinase.  At the time his scientific colleagues thought he couldn’t be right.  How could a chemist discover something so fundamental to biology?

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Inspiring West Virginians Season 3
12:50 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Kim Weaver – Astrophysicist and Pioneer in X-ray Astronomy

Kim Weaver - Global Pioneer in X-ray Astronomy
Credit Jean Snedegar

When Kim Weaver looked up at the stars from her father’s campground in Monongalia County, she was inspired to find out what was out there.  By her early 20s, this WVU graduate had already discovered a galaxy.  She was also among the first scientists in the world to study Black Holes, using an X-ray telescope built at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.  Her discoveries helped to launch whole new fields of astronomy.

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Inspiring West Virginians Season 3
12:15 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Homer Hickam – “Rocket Boy”

Homer Hickam - Rocket Boy, NASA aerospace engineer, writer
Credit Jean Snedegar

McDowell County native Homer Hickam, Jr. is best known for his book Rocket Boys, the story of how six teenagers in a 1950s West Virginia coal company town went on to win the National Science Fair in 1960.   One night in October 1957, Hickam’s life changed forever when the Soviet satellite Sputnik 1 – the world’s first artificial earth satellite – flew over his hometown of Coalwood.

“I knew at that moment that somehow, some way, I wanted to be involved in this movement into space.”

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Radio
7:46 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Gluten Free? Why bother?

ATK's Gluten Free coolbook

     America's Test Kitchen has been the number one cooking show on public television for 14 years. (The January 2014 Nielsen rating was a heavyweight 1.68 with 2.3 million viewers per week.) But America's Test Kitchen Radio was launched just two years go.

The first 2014 radio special investigates the mysterious, perplexing world of gluten-free baking. Gluten, the essential protein in wheat flour, creates structure and helps baked goods rise. Without it, cookies spread like hot lava, breads rise up out of their loaf pans, and pizza tastes like crackers.

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Holocaust Rememberance Week
10:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

America's Test Kitchen Talks to Author of "In Memory's Kitchen"

America's Test Kitchen, Special Holocaust Remembrance airs Thursday, May 1 at 9 p.m.

On America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Cara De Silva, the editor of In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin, a cookbook written by starving women in the Czechoslovakian ghetto/concentration camp of Theresienstadt. Find out how these brave women used their culinary heritage as an act of defiance by talking about food and trading recipes.

“for these women when they were doing this it was a form of resisting psychologically, of reinforcing who they were and they were using recipes as defensive weapons…”

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
12:08 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

The Julian Lage Trio - "For Critter" - Live From Mountain Stage

Julian Lage on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by guitar virtuoso Julian Lage. He was playing with Bela Fleck at age 11, was the subject of an Oscar nominated documentary, and is member of fiddle legend Mark O'Connor's trio. He appears here with his own band, performing the instrumental "For Critter."

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Radio
2:55 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Go to These Concerts

Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (vocalist)
Credit PHOTO: R. SHIVAJI RAO

Feeling cabin fever? Post winter blues?

Then get out of the house to see these concerts:

Be a cross-cultural traveler when you go hear Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Indian Classical Vocalist.

Ashwini Bhide Deshpande (vocalist)

Sanjay Deshpande (Tabla)

Tanmay Deochake (Harmonium)

India Center – Charleston, WV

Admission: $ 15 advance or $ 20 at the door

(Children under 16 = Free)

Supporter’s Dinner Before the Event

6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.          $ 50.00 Per Person (includes the program)

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Radio
11:04 am
Mon April 21, 2014

In God We Trust: Finding The 'We'

University of Charleston news series special

What does the national motto, “In God We Trust,” mean to Americans today?

Dr. Daniel L. Anderson, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, James Haught, Imam Ehteshamul Haque, Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, and Rabbi Victor Urecki explore this topic with University of Charleston President Ed Welch in a panel discussion titled, “In God We Trust: Finding the ‘We.’”

The program will air at 2 pm Monday, April 21 on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Opera Lovers
9:37 am
Mon April 21, 2014

A School for Lovers?

The setting is Naples, Italy, late 18th century.  Two young officers, Ferrando and Guaglielmo, boast about the beauty and virtue of their girlfriends, the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella.  Their older friend, the cynical philosopher Don Alonso, declares that a woman’s constancy is like the phoenix – everyone talks about it but no one has ever seen it.  Don Alfonso proposes a wager –if they will give him one day and do everything he asks, he will prove to them that the sisters are unfaithful, like all other women. (from the synopsis provided by the Metropolitan Opera).

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
2:43 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Hear Justin Townes Earle, Nellie McKay, John Gorka & More on Mountain Stage

Justin Townes Earle
Brian Blauser

On this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, you'll hear sets from John Gorka, Justin Townes Earle, Nellie McKay, Elizabeth & The Catapult, and Wesley Stace.

Listen this Sunday at 2 pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 stations throughout  America.

Poetry Month
10:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Poetry on State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union's Al Letson celebrates Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m.

Hear the latest radio special in honor of National Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m. 

In addition to being a public radio host, Al Letson is also a poet, playwright, and actor.

In this hour-long program,  Letson will explore all facets of poetry. Poets from all over the country will speak about the craft, the lifestyle, and the resurgence of poems.

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Radio
12:29 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Who's That Guy?

The one, the only, Dave McClanahan.
Credit Josh Saul

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Hamlet

"Who's that guy with the wild eyes? I want to meet him."

That's a quote from a friend of mine who finds my Facebook pictures of David McClanahan most amusing.

First, a clarification: there are two David McClanahans who work here. One of them is known as Engineer Dave and the second is the mighty Mailroom Dave.

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Drawing winners from our spring drive
12:02 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Thanks for a Successful Listen, Support, Sustain Radio Campaign

Thank you for your support in our Listen, Support, Sustain drive that ended on West Virginia Public Radio on April 12.

Below are the winners from our drawings throughout the week:

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Radio
10:32 am
Thu April 17, 2014

John Gorka - "Give Us Back Our Water" - Live from Mountain Stage

John Gorka live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Iconic Midwestern folk singer John Gorka returned to Mountain Stage in early February, with a brand new song that he introduced as his "love letter to Charleston." Here he performs "Give Us Back Our Water," from this week's premiere broadcast.

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Good Friday Music
8:57 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Handel's Messiah on Classical Music with Matt Jackfert

Calvin Oratorio Society

On Friday during Classical Music with Matt Jackfert, Matt will be airing the Calvin Oratorio Society's 2013 performance of Handel's Messiah, the complete oratorio for Easter.

Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio at approximately 12:50 p.m. and enjoy the performance until 3 p.m.

Conductor:  Joel Navarro

Soloists: Awet Andemicael, soprano; Martha Hart, mezzo-soprano; Drake Dantzler, tenor; Benjamin Clements, bass

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Radio
6:25 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Heroin's Path on Reveal

Reveal airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

This week on our new investigative journalism show, "Reveal," we learn about the abuse of heroin, immigrant farmworkers, and teen prisoners and animals, including:

- An investigation by WBEZ/Chicago and The Chicago Reader explores the path heroin takes from Ciudad Juarez to Chicago and across the Midwest, where it supplies dealers, addicts and teens.

- A look at the solitary confinement of teens, many of whom are unconvicted, at Rikers Island in NYC.

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Radio
9:00 am
Mon April 14, 2014

Travis Morton: The Art of Symmetry

Travis Morton

Artist Travis Morton's work is very distinctive. 

Look at several of his works and a pattern emerges. Actually, several patterns emerge and permutate within a recognizable parameter. The DNA, the thumbprint: that's how I see an artist's style.

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Mountain Stage Online
6:46 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Watch the Webcast of Sunday's Mountain Stage

We're thrilled to announce that this Sunday's Mountain Stage with Keb' Mo,' Joan Osborne, Tommy Malone and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be streamed LIVE at 7pm EST at mountainstage.org. A special thanks to our television production staff for helping to make this happen. Whether it be in person or online, we hope you can join us.

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Mountain Stage Archives
12:35 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Mountain Stage Remembers Jesse Winchester

Brian Blauser

Jesse Winchester was an unforgettable personality and his songs were instantly identifiable. He visited Mountain Stage ten times from 1986 through 2013. His talent, charm, and gentle charisma became more potent with each visit.

The recent tribute album, Quiet About It, put together by Mac McAnally, with Winchester covers from Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint and seven more of the best singer songwriters you can name is a hint of the respect he has earned among peers and admirers.

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