Arts & Culture http://wvpublic.org en Fallingwater One of "10 Homes That Changed America" http://wvpublic.org/post/fallingwater-one-10-homes-changed-america <p></p><p>Southwestern Pennsylvania’s famous Frank Lloyd Wright home Fallingwater will be featured in a new PBS program called <em>10 Homes That Changed America</em>. The crew out of Chicago started production there last week.</p><p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:39:49 +0000 Glynis Board 17765 at http://wvpublic.org Fallingwater One of "10 Homes That Changed America" Mountaineers and Herd Kick Off 2014 Season http://wvpublic.org/post/mountaineers-and-herd-kick-2014-season <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state’s two Division 1 football programs kick off their seasons on the road Saturday afternoon.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Both Marshall and </span>WVU<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> kickoff at 3:30. Marshall is headed to Oxford, Ohio to take on the Miami University Red Hawks. The Mountaineers have a slightly tougher challenge Saturday as they travel to Atlanta for a matchup with Alabama, the team ranked number two in both the USA Today and Associated Press Preseason Polls.</span></p> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 15:54:07 +0000 Clark Davis 17734 at http://wvpublic.org Mountaineers and Herd Kick Off 2014 Season "You Can Not Kill Me" - Boxing Champion Christy Salters-Martin Shares Her Story of Survival http://wvpublic.org/post/you-can-not-kill-me-boxing-champion-christy-salters-martin-shares-her-story-survival <p>Thirty West Virginians were killed as a result of domestic violence in just a year’s time during the last reporting period, between October 2012 and September 2013. It’s situation that Wyoming County native Christy Salters Martin is all too familiar with.</p><p></p><p>The six-time World Boxing Council Champion found herself fighting for her life after her former husband and manager tried to kill her. The former boxer is now sharing her story with the hopes of helping other victims.</p><p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:11:02 +0000 Jessica Lilly 17653 at http://wvpublic.org "You Can Not Kill Me" - Boxing Champion Christy Salters-Martin Shares Her Story of Survival Staging the Auction to Sell the Collection of a Lifetime http://wvpublic.org/post/staging-auction-sell-collection-lifetime <p></p><p>More than fifty years of marriage… plus two international performing careers… plus a shared passion for seeking out eclectic and interesting objects… adds up to one remarkable collection. World-famous opera singer Frances Yeend&nbsp; and her husband amassed just such a collection. It’ll be auctioned off starting this weekend at the Sagebrush Roundup near Fairmont.</p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:53:07 +0000 Sarah Lowther Hensley 17637 at http://wvpublic.org Staging the Auction to Sell the Collection of a Lifetime Skateboard Park Becomes Reality in Huntington http://wvpublic.org/post/skateboard-park-becomes-reality-huntington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Huntington is developing a new downtown skateboard park.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s been idea that’s been in the works for quite a while. Or better yet, a dream that </span>skateboarders<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> thought they’d never see realized. At a reception yesterday in Huntington, officials broke ground on a skateboard park that is just the beginning for skaters. Charles Holley is the executive director of the city’s department of development and planning.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Clark Davis 17476 at http://wvpublic.org Skateboard Park Becomes Reality in Huntington In Greenbrier County, This Country Music Dance Hall Takes Honky Tonk Fans Back in Time http://wvpublic.org/post/greenbrier-county-country-music-dance-hall-takes-honky-tonk-fans-back-time <p>By Dan Schultz and <a href="http://www.traveling219.com/stories/lewisburg-rich-creek/american-heritage-music-hall/">Traveling 219</a>.</p><p>It’s Saturday night and the dance floor of the American Heritage Music Hall is crowded with couples swinging, stepping, and shaking to live country and rock ‘n’ roll music.</p><p>The music hall is spacious and makes a perfect venue for live music. Its walls are strewn with banjos, guitars, and photographs of early country music stars.</p> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:39:18 +0000 Roxy Todd 17465 at http://wvpublic.org In Greenbrier County, This Country Music Dance Hall Takes Honky Tonk Fans Back in Time Pricketts Fort Forges New Connections By Teaching Old Skills http://wvpublic.org/post/pricketts-fort-forges-new-connections-teaching-old-skills <p></p><p>The blacksmith is one of the most enduring figures from the early days of American history. The art form calls to mind strength, ingenuity and craftsmanship…fire, iron and sweat. But in the age of technology and 3-D printers, what’s to become of this time-tested trade? One West Virginia state park is taking steps to forge new interest in traditional arts.</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:50:54 +0000 Sarah Lowther Hensley 17354 at http://wvpublic.org Pricketts Fort Forges New Connections By Teaching Old Skills "A Change of Tune" Interviews Run River North http://wvpublic.org/post/change-tune-interviews-run-river-north <p></p><p><em>&nbsp;&nbsp;<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch interviews&nbsp;</em><span style="font-weight: bold; color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">Alex</span><span style="color: rgb(84, 84, 84); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 18.200000762939453px;">&nbsp;Hwang (vocals, acoustic guitar) of indie folk group Run River North about the band's self-titled debut. The discussion also veers into the Korean-American band's connections to Honda, their definition of folk music, and how the group was influenced by, of all things, rap and hip-hop music.&nbsp;</span><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15.555556297302246px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">If you’re a fan of indie folk music with a twist, this interview is recommended for you.</em></em></p><p></p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:26:35 +0000 Joni Deutsch 17423 at http://wvpublic.org "A Change of Tune" Interviews Run River North Photos Sought for W.Va. Wildflower Calendar http://wvpublic.org/post/photos-sought-wva-wildflower-calendar <p>Wildflower photos are being sought for West Virginia's next "Roadsides in Bloom" calendar.</p><p></p><p>The state departments of Environmental Protection and Transportation are sponsoring the 12th annual West Virginia Operation Wildflower calendar photo contest.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:01:44 +0000 Associated Press 17399 at http://wvpublic.org Photos Sought for W.Va. Wildflower Calendar Shepherd Picked to Repeat in Mountain East http://wvpublic.org/post/shepherd-picked-repeat-mountain-east <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">College Football doesn’t just happen in Huntington or Morgantown on fall Saturday’s in the state. It’s happening in the Mountain East Conference.</span></p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:21:23 +0000 Clark Davis 17314 at http://wvpublic.org Shepherd Picked to Repeat in Mountain East Faith Based Adventure Camp Planned for Nicholas Co. http://wvpublic.org/post/faith-based-adventure-camp-planned-nicholas-co <p>A faith based organization plans to develop land in West Virginia to create a youth camp. The <a href="http://nrgrda.org/">New River Gorge Regional Development Authority</a> made the announcement earlier this week.</p><p><a href="http://www.younglife.org/Pages/default.aspx">Young Life</a>, a non-denominational Christian organization, plans to build an adventure camp in Nicholas County close to Mt. Nebo.</p><p>The organization has 35 camps around the globe according to their website. In a release, Young Life’s state Director, Scott Berg, said it was the outdoor activities, and landscape that attracted the group to West Virginia.</p><p> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:04:08 +0000 Jessica Lilly 17300 at http://wvpublic.org Faith Based Adventure Camp Planned for Nicholas Co. National Park Service Completes Shepherdstown Battlefield Study http://wvpublic.org/post/national-park-service-completes-shepherdstown-battlefield-study <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The National Park Service has completed a study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield and related resources.</p><p>Congress ordered the study to determine whether the Civil War battlefield should be added to the national park system. It could become an addition to either Harpers Ferry National Historical Park or Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.</p><p>Tammy Stidham with the park service <a href="http://bit.ly/1sOYwZz" target="_blank">tells The Journal</a>&nbsp;that the study looked at historical significance, natural resources and economic uses.</p><p> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:56:44 +0000 Associated Press 17238 at http://wvpublic.org National Park Service Completes Shepherdstown Battlefield Study Debating the Death Penalty in Ky., Trying to Track Fracking Materials, "Uncle Dude" and more http://wvpublic.org/post/debating-death-penalty-ky-trying-track-fracking-materials-uncle-dude-and-more <p>Capital punishment is debated in Kentucky.</p><p>Coal camp communities are working to cope with dated water systems created by coal companies.</p><p>A farmer’s market is provides summer meals to children.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Questioning Capital Punishment in Kentucky:</strong>&nbsp; Mirroring a national trend, the debate over&nbsp;capital&nbsp;punishment&nbsp;continues to makes headlines in Kentucky. Earlier this month, the state legislature held the first public hearing testimony on the death penalty since it was reinstated in 1976. As Kentucky Public Radio’s Jonathan Meador found that arguments for and against a bipartisan legislative effort to abolish&nbsp;capital punishment&nbsp;boil down to, in part, a moral quandary over vengeance versus forgiveness.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 20:34:07 +0000 Jessica Lilly 17133 at http://wvpublic.org Debating the Death Penalty in Ky., Trying to Track Fracking Materials, "Uncle Dude" and more Musician Who Couldn't Walk Created One of The Longest Running Bluegrass Bands in W.Va. http://wvpublic.org/post/musician-who-couldnt-walk-created-one-longest-running-bluegrass-bands-wva <p></p><p>After contracting polio as a young boy, Glen Irvine spent most of his life in a wheelchair, but his mandolin almost never left his side.</p><p></p><p>A<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: 'Open Sans', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.800002098083496px; line-height: 15.600003242492676px;">lthough he’s virtually unknown outside of Pocahontas County, West Virginia, Irvine--or Dude, as he was known--was one of the area’s most gifted musicians. One of the founding members of the Black Mountain Bluegrass Boys, Dude was a virtuoso, self-taught musician. Although Dude he passed away at the age of 52 in 1973, his bluegrass band continues to play all around West Virginia today.</span></p><p> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:24:06 +0000 Roxy Todd 17122 at http://wvpublic.org Musician Who Couldn't Walk Created One of The Longest Running Bluegrass Bands in W.Va. Local Craft Brewers Hope to Use Festivals to Lobby for More Industry-Friendly Laws http://wvpublic.org/post/local-craft-brewers-hope-use-festivals-lobby-more-industry-friendly-laws <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">IPAs, Stouts, </span>Hefewiezens<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, and Ales.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you’re in Huntington or Wheeling this weekend, you’re bound to get a taste of some locally-brewed varieties at the Rails and Ales Festival or the Mountaineer </span>Brewfest<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>But, brewers from around the state aren’t just hoping to raise awareness about their products with these events, they’re also looking to influence the way they do business by getting the attention of state lawmakers.</p><p> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 22:57:52 +0000 Dave Mistich 17080 at http://wvpublic.org Local Craft Brewers Hope to Use Festivals to Lobby for More Industry-Friendly Laws National Drug Official Pays a Visit to Huntington http://wvpublic.org/post/national-drug-official-pays-visit-huntington <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Drug and law enforcement officials were in Huntington Wednesday as the Huntington Police department outlined their fight.</span></p> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:23:21 +0000 Clark Davis 17021 at http://wvpublic.org National Drug Official Pays a Visit to Huntington Can This Huntington Warehouse Become a Magnet for Artists? http://wvpublic.org/post/can-huntington-warehouse-become-magnet-artists <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A local factory that’s been vacant for more than ten years could be the next step in making Huntington the go-to place for artists in the state.</span></p> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:30:00 +0000 Clark Davis 16742 at http://wvpublic.org Can This Huntington Warehouse Become a Magnet for Artists? Ky Pastors Share Thoughts on Same Sex Marriage, an Addict's Advice, Korean ex-POWs and more http://wvpublic.org/post/ky-pastors-share-thoughts-same-sex-marriage-addicts-advice-korean-ex-pows-and-more <p style="margin-left:.25in;"><strong>Kentucky pastors sound off about gay marriage.</strong></p><p style="margin-left:.25in;"><strong>A former addict urges drug courts to address the roots of addiction.</strong></p><p style="margin-left:.25in;"><strong>The America Legion says the VA is a system worth saving. </strong></p><p style="margin-left:.25in;">&nbsp; Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:14:32 +0000 Jessica Lilly 16770 at http://wvpublic.org Ky Pastors Share Thoughts on Same Sex Marriage, an Addict's Advice, Korean ex-POWs and more Production of 4th Season of Abracadabra Wraps Up: Q&A with Dr. Adelman and Joey http://wvpublic.org/post/production-4th-season-abracadabra-wraps-qa-dr-adelman-and-joey <p></p><p><a href="http://www.abracadabra.org">Abracadabra</a> – shortened to just “Abra” in the hallways of WV Public Broadcasting—is a locally produced program for children that combines magic and ventriloquism with nutrition, health, exercise and safety. &nbsp;The show is hosted and produced by physician/magician/ventriloquist <strong>Michael Adelman</strong>, the President of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.</p><p>Characters like Daisey, Salty the Pirate, Professor Science, and Duk (the magical duck) sing, dance, learn, and watch magic tricks. And of course there’s Joey, a bright well-meaning, mischievous boy puppet. Glynis Board visited set this week to talk to Adelman and Joey as the fourth season of production wraps up.</p><p> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 02:03:04 +0000 Glynis Board 16717 at http://wvpublic.org Production of 4th Season of Abracadabra Wraps Up: Q&A with Dr. Adelman and Joey Theatre West Virginia Rebounds from Tough Times http://wvpublic.org/post/theatre-west-virginia-rebounds-tough-times <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Theatre West Virginia has rebounded from tough financial times and is looking forward to next year's season.</p><p><a href="http://bit.ly/1oc4d1O">The Register-Herald&nbsp;reports </a>that more than 5,000 people attended 17 performances of the outdoor historical drama "Hatfields and McCoys" at Cliffside Amphitheatre at Grandview.</p><p> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:39:20 +0000 Associated Press 16620 at http://wvpublic.org Theatre West Virginia Rebounds from Tough Times