Clark Davis

Huntington Reporter/Producer

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Clark Davis can be heard throughout the week on West Virginia Morning at 7:30am during NPR's Morning Edition.

Clark works in the Huntington Bureau of West Virginia Public Broadcasting covering news and public affairs for radio and sometimes television.

Clark joined West Virginia Public Radio in 2007 as the Huntington reporter.

Clark graduated from Marshall University in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio/TV and later in 2007 with a Masters in Public Relations.

Born in Huntington, Clark grew up an enthusiastic sports fan and has always been interested in radio.

He has been married since 2010.

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Digital Evidence
2:19 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Can Social Media be the Key to an Investigation?

Credit appyaide.org

The Appalachian Institute of Digital Evidence is holding its 5th annual conference this week in Huntington and Charleston.

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Higher Education
11:21 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Marshall Professor Named 2013 Professor of the Year

Credit Marshall University Communications

A Marshall University English Professor has been named the 2013 Professor of the Year in the state.

Kateryna Schray is an English Professor in the Marshall University College of Liberal Arts. She’s been named the 2013 Professor of the Year by the Faculty Merit Foundation. Each year the Faculty Merit Foundation honors an outstanding faculty member at a West Virginia college or university. Schray said her students were supportive and happy for her after her award. She said she’s just not sure she’s deserving because she still has a ways to go.

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Slavery in Cabell County
3:11 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Maurice Sanders: “I’m A Proud Descendent of Slaves”

A Michigan man paid a visit to Cabell County last week to see where his ancestors were once slaves.

Maurice Sanders is from Michigan, where most of his family lived for the majority of his life. His visit to Marshall’s campus and to Huntington last week on the surface is not unlike other visitors. What makes Sanders visit special, is that much of his family tree in the 1800’s was once enslaved in the area that is now Milton in Cabell County. It’s just up Route 60 from Huntington. They visited the grave site of Sampson Sanders, the man who owned Maurice’s ancestors, Friday.

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Facing Hunger Foodbank
3:58 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Huntington Area Food Bank Changes Name

Officials at the Food Bank in Huntington hope a new name will make all the difference in helping those in need.

Leaders at the Huntington Area Food Bank think the name change holds the key to better representing their coverage area. Tiffany Tatum is the Executive Director at the food bank.

“I hope that it opens people’s eyes, we can have this warehouse stocked full of food and I can give it out in a day, I know that I could,” Tatum said. “I hope that it hopes up a lot of opportunities for food resources.”

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Herd Football
3:43 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Spring Practice Begins at Marshall Before Season of Expectations

With expectations at levels not seen in over a decade Marshall Football is into the second week of spring football practice, working to improve the overall quality of the team by adding depth in some key positions on the field.

Fresh off a 10-4 season that was capped off with a 31-20 win over Maryland in the Military Bowl, Marshall Football is back on the practice field.

Spring Football practice started last week for the Thundering Herd. Marshall Head Football Coach Doc Holliday said this is the time when depth is built and young guys have to step up.

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Applachian Studies Conference
9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Appalachian Studies Association Holds 37th Annual Conference

Nearly 800 people were on Marshall’s campus this weekend for the Appalachian Studies Conference.

The three-day conference marked the 37th time the organization has got together to discuss the ins and outs of what makes Appalachia, Appalachia. Tyler Hughes made the trip from East Tennessee State University to attend.

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National Championship
3:25 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

Can Huntington Prep Win a National Title?

Dick's High School National Tournament Championship

Next week Huntington Prep will get the chance to play for a National Championship for the first time.

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Holbrook to take SC post
1:42 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Huntington Police Chief Resigns

Huntington Police Chief Skip Holbrook announced his resignation this morning. 

Holbrook will take over the same position in Columbia, South Carolina, a city with a population over 130,000. Holbrook said he sees many similarities between the two jobs.

It starts at the top and the common similarity I saw here is they have tremendous officers, they have a tremendous management staff that were stymied or handcuffed and were not allowed or had the capacity to move the department in a certain direction,” Holbrook said.

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Huntington Fitness
1:54 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Huntington Groups Taking Fitness to the Next Level

Exercise advocates in the Huntington area are hoping to take advantage of the popularity of health related events this summer.

  Several groups in Huntington have decided the next step in the area’s continued focus on health consciousness should be the designation of a summer day to celebrate fitness.

So the United Way, Huntington YMCA, Cabell Huntington Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital, the City of Huntington and the Cabell County Commission have worked together to create the first United Day of Fitness – scheduled in June.  

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Addicted Babies
2:56 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Lily’s Place Hoping to Open Soon

Lily’s Place, a drug rehabilitation facility for new born babies in Huntington, is still trying to open its doors to babies in need in the region.

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Herrion Resigns
3:50 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Marshall Basketball Coach Tom Herrion Resigns

Credit herdzone.com

Marshall Basketball’s season ended last Wednesday night with a 73-58 loss to Old Dominion in the Conference USA basketball tournament. On Friday Head Coach Tom Herrion resigned.

The season ending loss capped an 11-22 season for Herrion and the Herd. Over the last two years Marshall was a combined 24-41 and in Herrion’s four years was 67-67 overall. After a discussion between Athletic Director Mike Hamrick and Herrion Friday morning, Herrion resigned his position as head coach. Hamrick said as much as Herrion was liked in the athletic department it was not working out.

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Globetrotter connection
3:42 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Former Marshall Star Makes a Name with Globetrotters

The Harlem Globetrotters will crowds Tuesday night in Charleston and Wednesday night they will do the same in Huntington.

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Northcott Demolition
2:38 pm
Fri March 7, 2014

City of Huntington Works to Revitalize Fairfield Area

One area of Huntington will soon see demolition and construction that could go a long way towards changing the city’s reputation.

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Incubator School
10:38 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Cabell County to Develop Incubator School for Expeditionary Learning

Incubator School Site Plan

Cabell County School officials are excited about a new school they hope will set an example for schools around the state. Cabell will develop the incubator school through a waiver they attained with an innovation zone grant.  

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Marshall Food Pantry
1:42 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Marshall Opens Food Pantry for Students

MU Alumni Association holds drive for pantry.

College students are not part of the group that most would think about needing help from a food pantry. Marshall University officials say the need is definitely there for that little extra support for students to get by and are doing something about it.

Marshall University and the Huntington Area Food Bank have teamed up to develop a food pantry on campus for students. The idea for the pantry began two years ago.

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Jobs for the Homeless
4:27 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Jobs First Program Helps Huntington’s Homeless

People who have found jobs through the Jobs First Program.

Officials at the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless are taking a new approach to the problem of homelessness and unemployment.

  Jobs First is a new idea developed by coalitions around the country. Instead of working with job candidates by training, developing and molding them before they apply for jobs, Jobs First helps them find jobs right away and continues to train them while they’re employed.

Helping the unemployed and homeless find work first puts them one step closer to a stable living environment where they can provide for themselves.

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Economic Impact
1:58 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Businesses Lose $61 Million Because of Elk River Spill

Signs like this one at Charleston Bread on Capitol Street illustrate how local businesses were forced to temporarily close in the wake of the Jan. 9 spill. They and other businesses soon reopened but they took a significant hit because of the water crisis.
Credit Dave Mistich / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

A local research group has calculated that roughly $61 million was lost by local businesses as a result of the chemical spill into the Elk River.

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Marshall's Connection to Sochi
4:51 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Herd Tennis Player Grew Up in Sochi

Credit Braxton Crisp

One Marshall University athlete has a unique perspective on the home of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

When Anna Pomyatinskaya talks about Sochi, Russia she reflecting on a place she calls home. The freshman Marshall University tennis player just arrived on campus in January after spending the last few years at IMG Academy in Florida. She says she’s not been back to Sochi since winter break of the 2012-2013 school year. She said her home looks completely different.

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Campus Concerns
2:45 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Huntington Mayor Speaks with Students

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams took some time out of his schedule last week to pay a visit to Marshall University students and professors.

Since his election in 2012, Huntington Mayor Steve Williams has made a conscious effort to be out in the community. Last week marked the beginning of a second year of “Coffee with the Mayor.”  This is a once a month visit Williams makes to the Marshall University Memorial Student Center - his effort to hear the concerns of students and faculty.  

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Guest Lecture
3:15 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

NPR Host to Speak at Marshall

Host of National Public Radio’s “Snap Judgment” Glynn Washington will speak at Marshall University Tuesday evening.

Glynn Washington isn’t your prototypical NPR talk-show host. "Snap Judgment" isn’t your prototypical NPR show and yet the popularity of the program that can be heard at 9 p.m. each Sunday evening on West Virginia Public Radio is growing quickly. Washington wanted the show to be different.

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