Shawn Patterson

Director of Communications


Create Marathon
10:25 am
Sun December 1, 2013

Create's gift specialists show you unique holiday shops & crafts

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The Gift of Giving

Sunday, Dec. 1 Noon to 6 p.m. on WV PBS.2

The old adage states, "it's better to give, than to receive". With the holiday season approaching quickly, take notes from our gift specialists Katie Brown, Joseph Rosendo, Donna Dewberry and Nancy Zieman. They'll take you to the finest holiday markets and you'll learn how to add that extra special detail to a homemade gift. Show someone how much you care with the gifts of love that you give.

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Radio Holiday Specials
1:03 pm
Sat November 30, 2013

Special New Year's Programming for Radio Fans

Dec. 31: Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year's Edition 2013

Mark your calendars for these special programs  from West Virginia Public Radio. We'll help you celebrate the year than was and  ring in the new one.

Let us know what you think about these shows! Go to our Facebook page, tweet us or e-mail

New Year's Eve

9 a.m. -- Inside Appalachia Year in Review

10 a.m. -- Former Governors Caperton and Wise on the Future of Education

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Performed in Streisand's hometown: Brooklyn
10:13 am
Fri November 29, 2013

Great Performances presents Barbra Streisand live on WV PBS

Barbra Streisand
Credit WNET

Watch Barbra Streisand: Back to Brooklyn Friday, Nov. 29 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS

“I love people from Brooklyn. Because they’re real. Down to earth. They tell it like it is.” So Barbra Streisand informs an adoring audience at the opening of her heralded hometown return at the brand new Barclays Center.

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New Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood episode
2:04 pm
Sun November 24, 2013

Daniel has a starring role in the Snowflake Day Show

Scenes from Snoflake Day!

Watch this special episode on WV PBS Monday, Nov. 25 at 11 a.m.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood can be seen daily at 11 a.m. on WV PBS

In this 30-minute holiday musical episode, the Neighborhood is celebrating Snowflake Day! Daniel has a very important role as the snowflake in the Neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show and he can’t wait to say his lines! The Enchanted Garden is full of excitement and winter cheer as everyone pitches in to make the celebration a true Neighborhood success!

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WV PBS Kids holiday shows
8:43 am
Sun November 24, 2013

New and favorite episodes spread cheer with fun and educational holiday programs

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas kicks off the holiday schedule on Nov. 27 at 8:30 a.m. & 3:30 p.m. on WV PBS

Families can kick off the holiday season on West Virginia PBS with the return of the blockbuster hit The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 3 p.m.

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Create Marathon
8:35 am
Sun November 24, 2013

Set your Thanksgiving table with these scrumptious holiday tips


Sunday, Nov. 24 Noon to 6 p.m. on WV PBS.2

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Return to Downton Abbey
1:19 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

What's next for Downton Abbey? Here's a little peek.

Susan Sarandon hosts Return to Downton Abbey premiering Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. on WV PBS.
Credit Stephanie Berger

Join Host Susan Sarandon for favorite moments from past seasons and a sneak peek at Season Four

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New season begins Saturday, Nov. 23 on WV PBS
11:18 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Celebrate 50 years of Doctor Who with a brand new season

Doctor Who Season 7 on WV PBS begins Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 p.m.
Credit BBC

Season 7 of Doctor Who begins on WV PBS Saturday, Nov. 23 at 11 p.m.

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New radio documentary
10:40 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Here’s a listening appetizer before the Mountain Stage 30th anniversary party!

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Dave Mistich sits down with Robert Earl Keen, Jr. backstage at the Creative Arts Center in Morgantown before the show.
Josh Saul Mountain Stage


Contact Shawn Patterson (304) 556-4908

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New West Virginia Public Radio documentary features more than 10 artist interviews

Broadcast date(s):.Thursday, Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio                                

Additional broadcasts on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 9 p.m.

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PBS Kids content boosts early learning
8:33 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Study Finds that Use of PBS KIDS Content in the Classroom Improves Early Math Skill

Sid the Science Kid uses comedy to promote exploration, discovery and science readiness among preschoolers. Watch it on WV PBS weekdays at noon.
Credit Courtesy of TM and © 2013 The Jim Henson Company

A new study conducted by Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC), and SRI International found that the acquisition of essential early math skills, such as counting, recognizing numerals, recognizing shapes, and patterning, increased significantly among four- and five-year-old children from economically disadvantaged communities who participated in a 10-week PBS Kids Transmedia Math Supplement initiative. Transmedia includes the use of familiar characters, settings, and stories across different media formats.

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We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories
10:07 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Hear from people who crossed paths with JFK in this radio special

Listen to We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives on Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

Hosted by Robert MacNeil, We Knew JFK is a radio documentary in oral history form, built around the recorded recollections of people who knew Jack Kennedy personally.

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50 years of photographs
9:40 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Photojournalist Rowland Scherman captured the events that shaped the Baby Boomer generation

Eye on the Sixties is an intimate portrait of photographer Rowland Scherman, who captured the transformational events and figures of the 1960s, including the March on Washington in August 1963.
Rowland Scherman

Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. on WV PBS

Famed LIFE photojournalist Rowland Scherman and his Nikon and Leica cameras bore witness to some of the most transformational events of the 1960s. 

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Wild Kratts on WV PBS
6:37 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Elf owls help the Kratt brothers find their friends

Credit Courtesy of ©2013 Kratt Brothers Company

Wild Kratts find “desert elves” today on WV PBS

Tune in at 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. every week day to watch.

When Koki and Jimmy get stranded in the desert, Aviva and the Kratt brothers must rely on the serendipitous trail of Jimmy’s lost seed collection to lead them to their friends. But when the seed trail becomes broken by some unsuspecting creatures, the gang must rely on the eyes and ears of the “desert elves” to find their friends in the harsh desert habitat.

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London's police headquarters
1:52 pm
Sun November 17, 2013

The secrets of Scotland Yard revealed tonight on WV PBS

The Horse Guards Building of Scotland Yard.
Credit Pioneer Productions

Secrets of Scotland Yard

Tonight at 8 p.m. on WV PBS

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Hidden Valley Gems
8:40 am
Sun November 17, 2013

Visit attractions most tourists miss

Credit American Public Television

Create Marathon on WV PBS.2

Today Noon to 6 p.m.

Pack your bags, we're out the door! Ever wonder about those beautiful villages that don't get the hype of the Paris and Romes of the world? Or those tiny towns nestled on the coastline or cradled in a valley that tourists just pass on by? Intrepid world travelers Rudy Maxa, Darley Newman and David Yetman are taking you to the hidden gems that have everything plus a little small town charm.

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Nov. 21 at Historic McFarland House
10:44 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Executive director to speak at Martinsburg City Club

Image from the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids"
Credit Jezza Neumann

Speaking Event: Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Noon at Historic McFarland House

Community Forum: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at WVU Health Sciences Center

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's executive director Scott Finn will be the featured speaker at the Martinsburg City Club meeting this Wednesday at noon at the Historic McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St., Martinsburg.

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PBS Fall Arts Festival presentation
9:39 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman from Great Performances

Hugh Jackman as Curly
Simon Farrell

Tonight 9 p.m. to Midnight on WV PBS

Great news for Hollywood and Broadway fans: Hugh Jackman—who recently starred in the worldwide hit film version of Les Misérables— can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

This Great Performances is part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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30 levels of word fun
3:49 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Word up! There's a WordGirl app that'll make you a superhero

New WordGirl app builds super-hero vocabulary skills

Kids train to be a superhero alongside WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in the brand new WordGirl Superhero Training App now available for iPad and Android tablets!

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The Travel Detective
12:30 pm
Wed November 13, 2013

Travel guru offers tips and tricks for traveling like an insider

Host of The Travel Detective Peter Greenberg.
Credit Courtney Crockett

Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. on WV PBS.2

Tired of feeling like a helpless traveler? In the new series The Travel Detective with Peter Greenberg, viewers will have access to hard-to-find information — from some of the best minds in the travel industry. Every week, Greenberg and a team of acclaimed experts — including editors from The Wall Street Journal and Travel Weekly — share the tools and information needed to take charge of every trip and deconstruct travel myths from the facts every traveler needs to know.

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Come join the party!
9:34 am
Wed November 13, 2013

Three ways to enjoy this special anniversary performance: in person, on radio, and online

Larry Groce, host and artistic director of Mountain Stage
Brian Blauser

No matter where you are, there will be a way for music lovers to enjoy the 30th anniversary performance of Mountain Stage® in real time: be a part of the audience in Charleston, listen to a live broadcast on West Virginia Public Radio, or view the first-ever live web stream.

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