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 wvpublic.org 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. 

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Final Timeout
1:53 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

1st Round Voting Ends Sunday for March Madness Public Media Style

Martin Clunes trails Miranda Hart by 3 votes in their 1st round matchup. Voting ends Sunday at Midnight. You could cast the deciding vote!

There's no timeouts left, but you still have a chance to make your vote count.

1st round voting ends Sunday at midnight in our March Madness tournament.

Several contests have razor thin margins, including a PBS showndown where Miranda Hart (Call the Midwife) now lead Martin Clunes (Doc Martin) by just 3 votes.  You can see all the current results below.

We're also eagerly anticipating some of the expected 2nd round matchups.

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Vote Early, Vote Often
1:20 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

March Madness Public Media Style - 3 Updates That Might Surprise You

Will Carl Kassel ride off into the sunset with a victory over Peter Sagal? He currently leads colleague Peter Sagal in a Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! showdown. Kassell recently announced he'll be retiring from the show this Spring.

Voting continues today in March Madness...Public Media Style.

You can find the current results below, but first these shocking (or not) developments:

1. Our Locals are doing great.

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Survive and Advance
9:20 am
Wed March 12, 2014

It's March Madness..Public Media Style!

UPDATE 3/31:  We're down to the Championship Round, and it's your votes that decide who advances and who goes home.

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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Nature on PBS
8:37 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Ireland's Wild River on Display

Watch Nature: Ireland's Wild River Wednesday, March 5 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia PBS
Credit Nature

The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and longest river. It is both a barrier and highway – a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east.

It's on display on West Virginia PBS during Nature:Ireland's Wild River on Thursday, March 5 at 8 p.m.

On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes, where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.

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Chemical Leak
4:30 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Last 'Do Not Use' Water Restrictions Lifted

 The “do not use” order has been lifted for the last customer area in West Virginia American Water’s Kanawha Valley district. Customers in the Clendenin area may begin flushing according to the established guidelines. Although the online map currently reflects that all areas have  turned blue, customers should  keep in mind that precautionary boil water advisories are in place for several smaller groups of customers throughout the district after water storage tanks were depleted following excessive flushing activities.

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West Virginia Morning
9:19 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Chemical Spill Aftermath in The Legislature, Relief for Small Businesses, A New Book on Gandhi

  On this West Virginia Morning, the Senate and House look to keep business going in the aftermath of the chemical spill. The House tackles a bill that would help business owners in a water shortage. Also, a new book from a West Virginia University law professor, on Mahatma Gandhi. 

You can subscribe to the podcast for daily downloads 

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West Virginia Morning
12:20 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

A Puzzling Astronomical Discovery, Legislative Coverage & More

  On this West Virginia Morning, a new astronomical discovery is puzzling researchers around the state. Also legislative coverage from the Senate and House.

You can subscribe to the podcast for daily downloads . 

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
11:30 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale - "The Train that Carried My Gal from Town" - Live from Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser

  Two of roots music's very finest, Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale, team up on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage. Here the perform a vamped-up version of "The Train That Carried My Gal from Town," originally made famous by Logan County native Frank Hutchison.

Find out more about all the great artists on this week's Mountain Stage broadcast.

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The Legislature Today
7:07 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Interview with Governor Tomblin kicks off The Legislature Today

The recent chemical spill and water crisis were the focus of The Legislature Today. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin and General James Hoyer discuss the current situation with Beth Vorhees. 

Subscribe to the podcast for daily downloads of the program.

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Season Premiere
2:51 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Governor Tomblin to Discuss Chemical Leak & Water Emergency on The Legislature Today

Credit West Virginia Legislature

West Virginia Governor Earl Ray Tomblin will be the first guest on this season of The Legislature Today. He will discuss the recent chemical leak.

The episode will be taped live today, and will air this evening at 6:30 on West Virginia PBS. The show airs Weekdays while the the legislature is in session.

You can also hear the show at 6:30 on West Virginia Public Radio, or listen live on the internet.

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West Virginia Morning
8:47 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Aftermath of Chemical Leak, EPA Inspections, Gordon Gee & More

  The aftermath of last week's chemical spill continues. On this West Virginia Morning, we learn why the Department of Environmental Protection wasn't inspecting the storage tank. Also, an interview with WVU interim president E. Gordon Gee.

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Chemical Leak
5:05 pm
Sat January 11, 2014

The Latest Conversation on #wvchemleak from Twitter

Here are the latests tweets about the chemical leak using the hashtag #wvchemleak

Be sure to follow @wvpublicnews for continuing coverage.

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Governor's Address
9:37 am
Wed January 8, 2014

The State of the State 2014

Governor Tomblin delivered the State of the State address Wednesday, January 8 at 7 p.m. You can watch the archived video of the address right here.

3:09 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Train derails in McDowell County

Lead in text: 
A train derailed in McDowell County this morning. At least seventeen cars were involved, including two tankers cars. One of them is in Elkhorn Creek.
Related Photos Related Links Discussion KIMBALL - Click here to view slideshow: Seventeen cars from a train have derailed this morning in McDowell County, including a tanker car that is in the Elkhorn River, emergency officials said.
Holiday Jazz
2:05 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Joy to the World - 'Angels We Have Heard on High'

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

  Enjoy this version of Angels We Have Heard On High, performed by Bob Thompson and the Bob Thompson Unit. It was recorded live during our annual Joy to the World holiday concert.

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Holiday Music
9:24 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Favorites New and Old - Joy to the World 2013

Joy to the World 2013 - Renowned vocalist Catherine Russell joins Bob Thompson to help celebrate the season
Credit Brian Blauser

Jazz pianist Bob Thompson and his band welcome renowned vocalist Catherine Russell to celebrate the holiday season with favorites old and new.

Joy to the World 2013 premieres Thursday, December 19 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

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Documentary
4:32 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

The Birth of a Radio Show: 'Mountain Stage at 30' Preview

Andy Ridenour and Larry Groce first met in 1976
Credit Mountain Stage

Have you ever wondered how Mountain Stage got started? Retrace the show's history Thursday (Thanksgiving) night at 8:00 p.m., when Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective premieres on West Virginia Public Radio.

Listen to a preview of how Larry Groce, Andy Ridenour and Francis Fisher helped start this West Virginia tradition and how they've keep the show going strong for 30 years. 

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American Experience
5:18 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

JFK: Explore a Cultural Icon on WV PBS

JFK American Experience Begins November 11 on WV PBS

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin's bullet, Kennedy's presidency long defied objective appraisal. Recent assessments have revealed an administration long on promise and vigor, and somewhat lacking in tangible accomplishment.

JFK: American Experience begins Tuesday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS, and concludes on November 12.

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Podcast
3:34 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

West Virginia Morning - Sept. 30, 2013

On this WV Morning, Glynis Board talks about the lessons we're learning in delivery rooms from kangaroos. Also, the 14th annual WV Filmmakers Festival kicks off this coming Friday at the Elk Theater in Sutton in Braxton County.

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Wound Management
8:39 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Wound Management - Doctors on Call

The body has a remarkable way of healing itself, but sometiime the process doesn't go as nature intended. Learn about wound care and how medical treatment can help wounds to heal.

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