Shawn Patterson http://wvpublic.org en West Virginia Public Radio Announces New Program Schedule http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-public-radio-announces-new-program-schedule <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">West Virginia Public Radio is making enhancements to the weekend schedule, offering several new programs and changing the times of others. </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvpn/files/Radio_Schedule_-_July_2014.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Check out the full schedule here.</a></p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 03:50:00 +0000 Shawn Patterson 14492 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia Public Radio Announces New Program Schedule 12 Young Authors Selected as Local Winners in PBS KIDS Writers Contest http://wvpublic.org/post/12-young-authors-selected-local-winners-pbs-kids-writers-contest <h1>12 Young Authors Selected as Local Winners of the PBS Kids Writers Contest</h1><p>Twelve young authors from West Virginia have been selected as local winners of the PBS KIDS Writers Contest, which encourages children grades K-3 to celebrate the power of writing by creating and submitting original storybooks.&nbsp;</p><p>This year’s winners were chosen from 101 representing 16 schools.</p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:12:40 +0000 Shawn Patterson 13600 at http://wvpublic.org 12 Young Authors Selected as Local Winners in PBS KIDS Writers Contest TV Special Showcases 30 Years of Mountain Stage http://wvpublic.org/post/tv-special-showcases-30-years-mountain-stage <div><p>Three decades of weekly musical performances adds up to a lot of memories. Join West Virginia Public Broadcasting as it celebrates some of those memories this Sunday at 9 p.m. on WV PBS with the debut of <strong>Mountain Stage: A 30 Year Celebration.</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TByoQ2oJ1-M</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 12:34:52 +0000 Shawn Patterson 13444 at http://wvpublic.org TV Special Showcases 30 Years of Mountain Stage West Virginia: The Road To Statehood Nominated For Emmy http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-road-statehood-nominated-emmy <p><strong>West Virginia: The Road to Statehood</strong><strong>, &nbsp;</strong>which premiered on West Virginia PBS last June, has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award in the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The film is one of four nominees in the “Documentary – Historical” category.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:14:14 +0000 Shawn Patterson 13386 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia: The Road To Statehood Nominated For Emmy Nature on Instructional Television http://wvpublic.org/post/nature-instructional-television <p>Three special re-broadcasts of <strong>Nature</strong> will air on Mondays in May at 1 p.m. as part of West Virginia Public Broadcasting's instructional television service.</p> Fri, 09 May 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Shawn Patterson 10922 at http://wvpublic.org Nature on Instructional Television New App Helps Parents Balance Screen Time, Summer Time and Learning Time http://wvpublic.org/post/new-app-helps-parents-balance-screen-time-summer-time-and-learning-time <p><em>Free app gives parents the “super power” to engage with what their kids are learning and playing on </em><a href="http://www.pbskids.org"><em>pbskids.org</em></a><em> using their own iPhone or iPod touch</em></p><p><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wvpn/files/201405/Super_Vision_app_050814.doc">Download Word version here</a></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 14:36:13 +0000 Shawn Patterson 11624 at http://wvpublic.org New App Helps Parents Balance Screen Time, Summer Time and Learning Time Peg + Cat Releases First Album http://wvpublic.org/post/peg-cat-releases-first-album <p><em>Available on iTunes, Amazon and Google Play, the album features songs from the math and problem-solving preschool series.</em></p><p><strong>Watch Peg + Cat on WV PBS weekdays at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. and weekends at 8 a.m.</strong></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 12:20:21 +0000 Shawn Patterson 11242 at http://wvpublic.org Peg + Cat Releases First Album West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Takes Home Three Regional Murrow Awards http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-public-broadcasting-news-takes-home-three-regional-murrow-awards <p>West Virginia Public Broadcasting has received the regional Edward R. Murrow award for Overall Excellence in News in the small market radio category, as well as two other top awards.</p><p>The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) announced the 2014 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards today. These awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world.</p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:18:06 +0000 Shawn Patterson 10718 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia Public Broadcasting News Takes Home Three Regional Murrow Awards Thanks for a Successful Listen, Support, Sustain Radio Campaign http://wvpublic.org/post/thanks-successful-listen-support-sustain-radio-campaign <p>Thank you for your support in our Listen, Support, Sustain drive that ended on West Virginia Public Radio on April 12.</p><p>Below are the winners from our drawings throughout the week:</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:02:04 +0000 Shawn Patterson 10443 at http://wvpublic.org Thanks for a Successful Listen, Support, Sustain Radio Campaign Wild Kratts Has a New App for Children 4-8 Who Love Animals http://wvpublic.org/post/wild-kratts-has-new-app-children-4-8-who-love-animals <p>Check out the all-new <a href="http://to.pbs.org/kratts_world_appstore">Wild Kratts World Adventure App</a> for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, a science-focused app based on the popular animal-themed children’s series. A must-have app for <a href="http://www.pbskids.org/wildkratts">Wild Kratts</a> fans, World Adventure is now available only on the App Store.</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:16:39 +0000 Shawn Patterson 10435 at http://wvpublic.org Wild Kratts Has a New App for Children 4-8 Who Love Animals Handel's Messiah on Classical Music with Matt Jackfert http://wvpublic.org/post/handels-messiah-classical-music-matt-jackfert <p></p><p>On Friday during <strong>Classical Music with Matt Jackfert, </strong>Matt will be airing the <a href="http://www.calvin.edu/music/ensembles/oratorio-society/">Calvin Oratorio Society's</a> 2013 performance of Handel's Messiah, the complete oratorio for Easter.</p><p>Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio at approximately 12:50 p.m. and enjoy the performance until 3 p.m.</p><p>Conductor:&nbsp; Joel Navarro</p><p>Soloists: Awet Andemicael, soprano; Martha Hart, mezzo-soprano; Drake Dantzler, tenor; Benjamin Clements, bass</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:57:17 +0000 Shawn Patterson 10433 at http://wvpublic.org Handel's Messiah on Classical Music with Matt Jackfert West Virginia Public Broadcasting Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant http://wvpublic.org/post/west-virginia-public-broadcasting-receives-national-endowment-arts-grant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) acting chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that West Virginia Public Broadcasting is one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">West Virginia Public Broadcasting is recommended for a $30,000 grant to support digitizing 30 years of </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Mountain Stage</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> programs into a consistent and accessible format for all audiences.</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:02:00 +0000 Shawn Patterson 10327 at http://wvpublic.org West Virginia Public Broadcasting Receives National Endowment for the Arts Grant Two West Virginia Teachers Named Digital Innovators by PBS LearningMedia http://wvpublic.org/post/two-west-virginia-teachers-named-digital-innovators-pbs-learningmedia <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two teachers in West Virginia have been selected as part of the 100 educators in the 2014 PBS </span>LearningMedia<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Digital Innovators program.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The program rewards tech-savvy K-12 educators from across the country who are serving as leaders in the education technology space and incorporating digital media in classrooms to promote student engagement and achievement with year-long hands-on and virtual professional development opportunities.</span></p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:51:27 +0000 Shawn Patterson 9922 at http://wvpublic.org Two West Virginia Teachers Named Digital Innovators by PBS LearningMedia Suddenlink Cable Subscribers in Charleston Get Improved WV PBS Service http://wvpublic.org/post/suddenlink-cable-subscribers-charleston-get-improved-wv-pbs-service <p><em>Charleston, W.Va. -- March 27, 2014 -- </em>West Virginia Public Broadcasting made significant improvements to how Suddenlink Cable subscribers in Charleston will receive the WV PBS signal.</p><p>Until this past week, Suddenlink picked up West Virginia PBS programming "off-air," meaning the cable company used a receiver and antenna to deliver the signal to customers. This type of delivery is fragile and prone to signal interruptions, causing outages and pixelation.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:52:26 +0000 Shawn Patterson 9283 at http://wvpublic.org Suddenlink Cable Subscribers in Charleston Get Improved WV PBS Service Advanced Placement Courses Help Students and Teachers Achieve More http://wvpublic.org/post/advanced-placement-courses-help-students-and-teachers-achieve-more <p>The West Virginia Center for Professional Development advances the quality of teaching and management in the schools of West Virginia through (1) the implementation of statewide training, professional staff development, and technical assistance programs and practices to assure the highest quality in such teaching and management; and (2) the provision of technical and other assistance and support to regional and local education agencies in identifying and providing high quality professional staff development and training programs and implementing best practices to meet their locally identifi Thu, 20 Mar 2014 17:43:47 +0000 Shawn Patterson 8923 at http://wvpublic.org Advanced Placement Courses Help Students and Teachers Achieve More Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers! http://wvpublic.org/post/antiques-roadshow-wants-get-your-drawers-0 <p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p><p><em>Charleston</em><em>, W.Va.</em><em> – </em><em>March 18, 2014</em><em> &nbsp;– </em>&nbsp;<strong>Antiques Roadshow</strong> is looking for furniture to appraise at its August 16 event in Charleston. If there’s a family heirloom with a great story, or a unique piece of furniture you’ve never seen on the show before, send a photo and a description to the show’s producers by April 7.</p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:29:22 +0000 Shawn Patterson 8797 at http://wvpublic.org Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers! Mountain Stage Host Featured Speaker at Creators Program Workshop http://wvpublic.org/post/mountain-stage-host-featured-speaker-creators-program-workshop <p>Larry Groce, the host and artistic director of <strong>Mountain Stage</strong> is speaking at the annual Creators Program Workshop tomorrow at the West Virginia State University (WVSU) Economic Development Center (EDC) from 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. His topic is "What Songs Do."</p><p>The center is located at 1506 Kanawha Blvd. W. in Charleston. The event is free but registration is requested. To register, visit <a href="http://edcwvstateu.eventbrite.com" target="_blank">edcwvstateu.eventbrite.com</a>.</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:45:53 +0000 Shawn Patterson 8745 at http://wvpublic.org Mountain Stage Host Featured Speaker at Creators Program Workshop WV PBS Remembers Celtic Thunder's George Donaldson This Saturday http://wvpublic.org/post/wv-pbs-remembers-celtic-thunders-george-donaldson-saturday <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofz-v7FdzE8</p><p>Fans of <a href="http://www.celticthunder.ie/">Celtic Thunder</a> can enjoy one of the group’s concerts this Saturday as they remember the principal singer, George Donaldson, who died unexpectedly this week. Tune in to West Virginia PBS Saturday at 8 p.m. for the Heritage concert which was taped in Poughkeepsie, NY, in front of a live audience in 2010.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 16:13:13 +0000 Shawn Patterson 8607 at http://wvpublic.org WV PBS Remembers Celtic Thunder's George Donaldson This Saturday Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers! http://wvpublic.org/post/antiques-roadshow-wants-get-your-drawers <p>Antiques Roadshow is seeking large pieces of furniture located within a 50-mile radius of Charleston, W.Va., to be included in the August 16 event at the Charleston Civic Center.</p><p>If your furniture is selected you’ll get two tickets to the show, and the Antiques Roadshow team will make arrangements to transport the furniture to the event and back at no cost to you! &nbsp;The owner of the furniture must attend the event. &nbsp;</p><p>Click here for <a href="http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/roadshow/furniture.html">complete furniture submission rules.</a></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:22:58 +0000 Shawn Patterson 8474 at http://wvpublic.org Antiques Roadshow Wants to Get Into Your Drawers! Ten Friends Board Positions Open http://wvpublic.org/post/ten-friends-board-positions-open <p>Nominations open March 8-27, 2014</p><p>The <a href="http://wvpublic.org/friends-west-virginia-public-broadcasting">Board of Directors of The Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting</a> is vital to strengthening local support for the organization’s mission. They are ambassadors in their community, leveraging their influence on behalf of public broadcasting.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 19:05:00 +0000 Shawn Patterson 8121 at http://wvpublic.org Ten Friends Board Positions Open