Shayla Klein

Shayla is our digital intern. She is a sophomore journalism student at West Virginia University, and the Digital Media Producer of U92 College Radio. Shayla's interests include dinosaurs, Photoshop, and her dog Pluto.

You won't want to miss these June TV specials on West Virginia Public Broadcasting in June! 

You might not expect a veteran to be less-than-honorably discharged due to mental trauma...but that’s the issue many veterans are facing today. One student at West Virginia University is going around the state with lawyers to help veterans get access to benefits.

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This February West Virginia Public Broadcasting celebrates Black History Month through programming that commemorates the contributions of African Americans in music, literature, television and civil rights. We're bringing you a new lineup of films AND turning a lens on you to celebrate the moments, memories and people in Black history that inspire you.  

Taking an Ass Whoopin'

Nov 16, 2016

The 2016 presidential campaign was one of the most brutal in America’s history. Trey was stunned by the outcome and is trying understand what the whole thing means. Are truth and bitter reality the new Us? Have our news sources become Them?

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.

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Kristina “Breezy” Weaver  lives in Wyoming County, which has one of the highest drug overdose death rates in a state that leads the country in drug overdose deaths. Last June, Weaver’s father died of a heroin overdose.

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Out-of-state and dark money spenders (campaign contributions from nonprofits and super PACs that don’t have to disclose the sources of their funding) are contributing more money to judicial elections than they have in previous years.  

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the second presidential debate Sunday night. The town hall-style debate will allow audience members to ask Trump and Clinton questions. West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) will provide extensive coverage of the debates our statewide TV and Radio networks, and online and wvpublic.org. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. EDT.

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Hello Mary Lou!

May 21, 2016

Mary Lou Bruner, who made headlines with her wild accusations about President Obama is running for Texas State Board of Education. If elected, she’ll be responsible for guiding the nation’s second largest public school system. Could she influence the content in textbooks used across the nation?

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.

Something has shifted in the way our society thinks about heroin addicts these days. Could it be that smack users are seeming more like “us” and less like “them?”

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.

Decades before same-sex marriage became legal, the Reverand Jim Lewis of Charleston, West Virginia, sparked outrage by blessing the unions of gay men and lesbians. 

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.

Americans' attitudes toward gay relationships have changed dramatically in a short time. Host Trey Kay returns to his home state of West Virginia to see how this change is playing out in a state where 53 percent of residents believe the Bible is the literal word of God.

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.

What should children learn in school? It's a question that's stirred debate for decades, and in 1974, it led to violent protests in West Virginia. People planted bombs in schools, shot at buses, and shut down coal mines. This radio documentary was honored with Peabody, Murrow and DuPont/Columbia awards. 

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.

Trey & Alice

May 1, 2015

A blue state secular liberal and a red state Christian conservative have an unlikely friendship

From West Virginia Public Broadcasting, this is "Us & Them" the podcast where we tell stories from America's cultural divides.