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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Forensic Science
3:17 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Marshall Forensic Students on Top Again

Credit Marshall University

For the fifth time in eight years the Marshall University Forensic Science Graduate Program earned the highest overall test scores in the country.

The Marshall Forensic Science Graduate Program attracts students from all over the country. Take for instance Mackenzie Kilkeary, whose fondness for forensic science started with a weekly viewing of a NCIS.

It’s one of the many programs on TV that have produced what the forensic science administrators call the CSI effect.

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Classic Regatta
11:52 am
Mon July 21, 2014

City of Huntington Readies for Classic Regatta

Dan Bunting's Flex Seal Boat.
Credit Clark Davis

The city of Huntington is bringing back the classic regatta this weekend in hopes to spur more economic activity downtown.

On the heels of a three-year successful run with powerboat races, city officials decided to bring back the old tradition of a Classic Regatta to Harris Riverfront Park. The event will run three days starting this Friday through Sunday.

Attendance will be free, with events like a carnival, car show and two days of Powerboat Nationals racing. Huntington Mayor Steve Williams is excited about the differences between past events and this weekend’s event.

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Lose the Training Wheels
2:12 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Special Needs Kids Learn What it Takes to Ride a Bike

Garrett Howard learns the right balance to ride a two-wheeled bike.
Credit Clark Davis

As easy as riding a bike – that’s how the old saying goes. But for kids with special needs it can be tough. This week, a day-camp in Huntington has been helping children with developmental disabilities learn how to ride on their own.  

Garrett Howard is an 11-year-old boy from nearby Meigs County, Ohio. He has down syndrome and wants to learn how to ride a bike.

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Turn This Town Around
12:15 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Matewan Striving for Revitalization

Credit West Virginia Focus

This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub. 

Members of the Matewan community took part yesterday in the latest meeting about ideas to turn things around in the southern West Virginia City.

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Cancer Research
3:17 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

What Is Canalization?

Credit Marshall University

Marshall University professor Vincent Sollars recently received a $432,000 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his unique cancer research. It involves something called canalization.

Dr. Sollars is an associate professor in the Marshall University School of Medicine. He’s taking an unusual approach to find better treatments for cancer.

“In the end what we’re looking at is making life better for people that have this deadly disease, that’s the main reason I became a scientist,” Sollars said.

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Visual Arts Center
4:50 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Marshall Set to Open Visual Arts Center

Visual Arts Center
Credit Clark Davis

Marshall University will open a new visual arts center in the fall in downtown Huntington.

Since purchasing the 112-year-old building in downtown Huntington for $750,000, the university has issued $9 million in bonds and raised more than $4 million in private money to renovate the facility. The former Anderson-Newcomb Company building that housed a department store of the same name, later becoming the Stone and Thomas building will now house students starting in August.

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Turn This Town Around
2:52 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Is Tourism the Key to Turning Matewan Around?

Credit Daniel Walker

This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub. 

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Canadian Football League
3:58 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Marshall’s Bazzie Playing Pro Football in Canada

Credit Bclions.com

One Marshall University football player has found a unique route to a professional career.

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STEAM Education
5:06 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Elementary Students Take Part in Arts and Bots at Marshall

Student work on robots at Arts and Bots.
Credit Clark Davis

Kids from the surrounding areas were in Huntington this week taking part in Arts and Bots: Exploring Robotics and the Arts.

Students from grades 2 through 5 were on campus at Marshall learning how to build robots.

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Healthcare Pipeline Initiative
3:30 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

High School Students Experience STEM Fields at Marshall

High school students from all over the region were on Marshall University’s campus this week taking classes in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.

As part of the Health Care Pipeline Initiative, Marshall University was this year’s host to high school students from around West Virginia and Kentucky. Among the sessions the students attended were classes on Pharmacy.

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Turn This Town Around
4:16 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Matewan Hoping to Use Grant Funding to Make Change

This morning we take a look at the Turn this Town Around Project in Matewan, where they too found out about possible grant funding for the community. They hope the available funds are the key to revitalizing the town.

This is part of our continuing series on how the towns of Grafton and Matewan are turning themselves around through a special collaborative project between West Virginia Public Broadcasting, West Virginia Focus magazine and the West Virginia Community Development Hub. 

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Super WiFi
4:06 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

Huntington to Tap Unused Broadcast Frequencies for Free WiFi

Credit cityofhuntington.com

Huntington hopes an old technology proves to be the key in a new technological world.

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Med School Training
11:38 am
Thu June 12, 2014

College Students Visit Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall

College students from all over the region visited Marshall this week to find out if the field of medicine was meant for them.

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Entrepreneur Wins Award
3:39 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Huntington Entrepreneur Follows Steps to Successful Business

Credit bridgetsdanceacademy.com

Bridget Rowsey, owner of Bridget’s Dance Academy in Huntington, was named the state’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the West Virginia Small Business Administration at a ceremony in Morgantown.

As someone who found dancing easy, Bridget Rowsey hoped the steps to establishing her own business might be the same.

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Riverfront Revitalization
2:46 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

New Playground Just a Step in Revitalization of Huntington Riverfront

New playground at Harris Riverfront Park.
Credit Clark Davis

A new playground at Harris Riverfront Park in Huntington could serve as the beginning of a revitalized riverfront.

Huntington Mayor Steve Williams along with Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District officials opened the new playground yesterday morning. The $50,000 playground was paid for by the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District. The playground is just one step among many that Huntington Mayor Steve Williams hopes revitalizes the park.

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Local Food
4:08 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Wild Ramp Makes Move to Central City

The Wild Ramp Food Market will hold a grand opening ceremony Saturday at 9 a.m. as they celebrate a move to a new larger location.

Since opening its doors in July 2012 at Heritage Station in Huntington, the shop that only sells locally grown foods has flourished. With over 100 local farmers, artisans, and bakers producing goods for the market, they have run out of space. So when the city approached the market about moving to a larger location in Central City, Wild Ramp Officials jumped at the chance.

Shelly Keeney is the market manager.

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Psychiatry Program
4:40 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Marshall School of Medicine Approved for Psychiatry Residency Program

The Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine announced Thursday they have been approved to start a psychiatry residency program. Marshall’s program will become only the third in the state to train the specialists experts say the region desperately needs.

Administrators at the Marshall University School of Medicine see substance abuse as just one of many problems the new psychiatry residency program can impact. Dr. Suzanne Holroyd is the new chairman of the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine.

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City Website
3:52 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

City Hopes Redesigned Website Betters Image

Huntington officials announced yesterday morning a major redesign of the website for the city.

Mayor Steve Williams and Huntington officials felt it was time to change an outdated part of the city, the website. Huntington’s digital presence had fallen behind, according to city leaders. Williams said they had to make a better first impression.

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Learning English Language
2:07 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

International Students Learn the Intricacies of the English Language

International students at Marshall are taking advantage of a new partnership that helps them better learn the English language.

Akira Uchida is an international student at Marshall from Japan. He’s taking advantage of dialect lessons in the Marshall University Speech and Hearing Center.

“One class we do is, we go into a classroom and we learn some slangs, not bad slangs, but what American students use to communicate and how to take an order to a restaurant when you go to a restaurant and those kinds of basic things,” Uchida said.

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Video Awards
3:34 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Marshall Professor Keeps Winning Awards for His Storytelling

One professor at Marshall University has a story to tell you….and an award winning story at that. Dan Hollis- a professor in the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communications has started a tradition, for producing award winning videos.

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