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

Our final contestants?

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.

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.

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.

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:

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

  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.  

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. 

We're down to 32 contestants left in March Madness..Public Media Style.

The second round is chock full of compelling matchups and tough choices:

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.

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.

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.

Kingfisher Ireland's Wild River
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.

 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.

  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. 

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

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Buddy Miller & Jim Lauderdale
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.

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. 

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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.

  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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