Chad Matlick

Director of Digital Services

Chad has been working for West Virginia Public Broadcasting since 1996. He is a Graduate of the West Virginia University Eberly College of Art & Sciences. 

Chad tells West Virginia's Story online, through the new website, as well as WV Public Broadcasting's YouTube, Facebook and other social media channels.

When he's not working, Chad spends time hiking, geocaching, and lounging with his wife, cats and ferrets. 


PBS Kids Writer's Contest
4:15 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Does Your Child Have a Story to Tell? - Enter Them In The PBS Kids Writers Contest

2015 Writer's Contest

Few things capture a child’s imagination like a good book. Each year, WQED, PBS39 , WITF, and West Virginia Public Broadcasting encourage children in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, in Kindergarten through 3rd grade, to create their own stories and take part in the PBS KIDS Writers Contest.

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Child Development
3:00 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

The First 1,000 Days - Watch the Trailer

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Children's first three years, or roughly a thousand days, shape the rest of their lives.  It's the only time in their lives when their brains will develop so rapidly and be so moldable.  Between 80-85% of their brain architecture is formed, providing what they need later to do well in school, both cognitively and socially.  


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10:59 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Morgantown Resident Tackles the Piano Puzzler

Every week Performance Today re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. A listener is chosen to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. This week's contestant is Wiley Newbold from Morgantown, WV
American Public Media's Performance Today features live concerts by famous artists in concert halls around the globe and from the American Public Media studios as well as interviews, news and features. Performance Today audiences, on any given day, may hear from performances in the great concert halls of New York, Prague, London, Berlin and Paris.
Education Summit
7:55 am
Mon October 20, 2014

2nd Annual West Virginia Education Summit

 The Education Alliance, in collaboration with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin, hosted the second annual West Virginia Education Summit on Monday, October 20, 2014.

Business, community, education and legislative leaders are all part of this innovative discuss on how we can work together to achieve excellence in education in West Virginia.

You can watch the Education Summit right here.

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Obama Speech
8:10 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

PBS NewsHour Stream of Obama’s Address to the Nation

Watch the PBS NewsHour  live stream of President Barack Obama’s address to the nation. on Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Following the address, NewsHour political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the president’s remarks.

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream

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7:56 am
Tue August 26, 2014

Colleges adjust to new reality that more students juggle work, family

“Adult learners are juggling family, work and educational responsibilities. They don’t do optional.”
Marshall University in West Virginia is seeing a national trend up-close, Between 2000 and 2011, the number of people 25 and older enrolled in college increased 41 percent. At Marshall, nearly 20 percent of students are over 25. The campus is one of many across the country figuring out what it takes to support them through graduation.
8:24 am
Mon August 11, 2014

Watch the DEP Surface Mine Board Hearing Live

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection's Surface Mine Board is holding a hearing Monday focused on the appeals of Keystone Industries' KD Mine No. 2. The mine sits just 1,500 feet from thed edge of the Kanawha State Forest.   

Center Square for the Block
6:50 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

Game Show Features West Virginia Music and History

West Virginia Squares will be streaming live on Youtube and, starting at 7:00 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, June 23-24


As part of FestivALL, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is hosting a game show called “West Virginia Squares.” Based on the popular “Hollywood Squares” game show, “West Virginia Squares” will feature questions about West Virginia  music and history. 

The show will be hosted by Peter Marshall, the original host of the show and a proud West Virginia native. Shows will be taped at 7 and 8:30 p.m. on June 23 and again on June 24.

The show will be streamed live on West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Youtube page. It will also be available right here on 

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WV History Bowl
3:51 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

Watch the 2014 West Virginia History Bowl

Watch the History Bowl live, starting at 9:30 am on Tuesday, April 29

Teams of 8th grade students from around West Virginia faced off Tuesday in an academic bowl competition that focused on West Virginia history, literature, arts, architecture, geography and culture.

You can watch the entire competition below. Click here for the full results.

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Gluten-Free Baking
9:08 am
Mon April 28, 2014

Want to Bake Gluten-Free? America's Test Kitchen Has The Answers

American's Test Kitchen's Gluten-Free special airs Monday at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

In this episode, America’s Test Kitchen speak with editorial director Jack Bishop about the science of gluten-free cooking, including new tricks we discovered in the test kitchen.

The gluten free special airs Monday, April 27 at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio. 

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One Shining Moment
12:33 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - And the Winner Is...

We're ready to announce the winner in our March Madness...Public Media Style tournament. 

Beth Vorhees, News Director for West Virginia Public Broadcasting, has been crowned as our first ever champion, garnering more than 70% of votes over her final round competition, Carl Kassell.

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Live Webcast
10:38 am
Fri April 4, 2014

Watch a Live Webcast of Arts Alive 2014

West Virginia Public Broadcasting will be partnering with the West Virginia Department of Education to live stream Arts Alive.

A guiding goal of Arts Alive 2014 has been to expand the accessibility of this event to those who are not able to make the trip to Charleston and to produce a professional, archival copy for educational purposes.

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Survive and Advance
2:57 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - Championship

We've reached the Championship Round of our March Madness...Public Media Style Tournament!

Our final contestants?

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About Us
3:07 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - Final Four

In our Final Four, Beth Vorhees matches up against Benedict Cumberbatch. Carl Kasell is pitted against Cecelia Mason.

We're down to the final four contestants in our March Madness...Public Media Style Tournament. 

It's a powerhouse group consisting of 2 local WV Public Broadcasting reporters, a PBS superstar and an NPR legend. We'll know you'll need some time to make your decisions, so voting will be open until Midnight on Sunday, March 29.

You can vote in the form below. If you don't see the form, follow this direct link to the cast your votes.

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Story of the Jews
9:21 am
Tue March 25, 2014

The Story of the Jews debuts Tuesday on WV PBS

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama begins airing Tuesday, March 25 on West Virginia PBS. It concludes on Tuesday, April 1.

Written and presented by historian and critic Simon Schama, the five-hour documentary draws on Schama’s immense scholarship, his acute and original viewpoints, and his own family history in a series that is both deeply historical and bracingly contemporary. 

The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, premiers Tuesdays March 25th 8-10 p.m (episodes 1 and 2) and April 1st, 8-11 p.m (episodes 3, 4 and 5) on West Virginia PBS.

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Survive and Advance
1:38 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - Pick your Final 4!

Our March Madness...Public Media Style tournament is down to 8 contestants. 3 of our local personalities have survived, but the opponents keep getting tougher. Can Beth Vorhees, Larry Groce, and Cecelia Mason keep advancing?

It's time to choose our Final 4, and it's your votes that decide who advances and who goes home. Voting for this round ends Wednesday March 26 at Midnight. We'll crown a champion on Friday, April 4.

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Survive and Advance
12:51 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Sweet 16 Voting Live for March Madness...Public Media Style!

There's only 16 contestants left, and the choices keep getting tougher.

You can vote now in the third round of our March Madness Public Media Style Tournament.

Here are a few things we've learned so far:

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Story of the Jews
10:55 am
Thu March 20, 2014

The Story of the Jews National Essay Contest

Prize-winning author and Emmy Award winner Simon Schama is bringing 3000 years of Jewish history to life in a new five-part documentary series, The Story of the Jews with Simon Schama, premiering Tuesdays March 25th 8-10 p.m (episodes 1 and 2) and April 1st, 8-11 p.m (episodes 3, 4 and 5) on West Virginia PBS. As part of a national educational and community outreach effort related to the series, WNET Education has launched an essay contest to encourage high school aged students across

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About Us
3:23 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Buzzer Beaters Ahead? - 2nd Round of Media Madness Ends Tonight

Charleston Native Giles Snyder (NPR Newscast) trails Kai Ryssdal (Marketplace) in the 2nd round of our March Madness tourney. Can he pull off a late rally?

  Voting in 2nd of March Madness..Public Media Style continues until Midnight on Wednesday. That's mean's there still time to make your vote count. There are plenty of close races in doubt; you can find the current standings at the bottom of the page.  

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1:40 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

What's Next For West Virginia? Share Your 6 Words

Here are a few submissions we've already received. Follow the link to in our story to see all the submissions and submit your own.

How would you describe the future of West Virginia in six words? We want to know as part of our digital project, What's Next for West Virginia

Here's your chance to join the conversation and offer six words that reflect what you feel is next for the state. 

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