Teresa Wills

Morning Edition Host, Programming Associate

Teresa Wills wakes you up every weekday morning.

She is West Virginia Public Radio’s host of Morning Edition, heard Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. till 9 a.m. 

When she’s not on the air, Teresa produces the log the radio hosts use for the program schedule, promos and donor announcements.  She also does some voice promotion work on West Virginia Public Television. 

Teresa grew up in St. Albans, West Virginia.  She graduated from West Virginia State University with a degree in Communications.  While attending “State” she worked at a couple of commercial radio stations around Charleston. 

Teresa lives in South Charleston with her husband Tom, their very spoiled dog Daisy, and ornery little kitty Molly. 

Radio
10:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Why Does Music Move Us?

The Really Big Questions--Why Does Music Move us Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio Edit | Remove

Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans to make music? And why does music get so deeply embedded into our lives? We’ll delve deeper into what music can teach us about the human brain – with musicians and researchers including:

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Radio
10:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar

State of the Re:Union, Hawaii: The Legacy of Sugar, Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

For many Americans, Hawaii is a tropical playground, the place of surf, sun and dream vacations. Behind the tourist façade, though, is one of the most unique multicultural states in the nation, one still dealing with the complicated legacy of the circumstances under which it become part of this country. And so much of how Hawaii is now comes back to one game-changing element: sugar. For decades, long before it was a tourist’s paradise, what Hawaii did was grow sugar.

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Radio
10:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Are You Happily Confused?

Big Picture Science: Happily Confused, Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

Do you feel happy today? How about happily disgusted? Maybe sadly surprised, or sadly disgusted? Human emotions are complex. But at least they’re the common language that unites us all – except when they don’t. A tribe in Namibia might interpret our expression of fear as one of wonderment. And people with autism don’t feel the emotions that others do.

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Polaroid Photography
10:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Shake it - a modern Polaroid love story

Tune in for Shake it- a modern Polaroid love story, Thursday night 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

Can you hear it? Click, whir, wait, shake - ahhhh! 

Listen Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio, Shake it- a modern Polaroid love story.

Taking a Polaroid picture is a totally sensory experience. But it is more than just the sensation of a snapshot; there is something special and social about seeing, giving & receiving that white-framed photo.

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BackStory with the American History Guys
10:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

BackStory: Memorials in America

BackStory with the American History Guys Monumental Disagreements: Memorials in America Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio Edit | Remove

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Memorial Day Music Special
3:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Musical Tribute and Remembrance

Musical Tribute and Remembrance, Memorial Day at 2 p.m.

America’s finest military bands provide the musical continuity to this one-hour Memorial Day special presented by Bill Burkhardt, of WTIP North Shore Community Radio. Interwoven with narrative history of the holiday, it is a fitting memorial to those who have served and sacrificed. 

Tune if for this special Monday afternoon at 2 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Special Memorial Day Tribute
10:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Folktale of Patriotism & Remembrance

Folktales of Patriotism & Remembrance, Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

As American founding father, and second U.S. President, John Adams noted: "Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives". In honor of this weekend's Memorial Day celebrations, we're traveling the world for musical reflections, tributes and remembrances of those who gave their lives, for their country, and wise words on the importance of such patriotic acts. Beginning in our own United States, we'll be touring Europe, South America, Asia, Africa, and beyond, w/ a special tribute to our original celebration of 'Decoration Day' in Civil War days.

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Do Millennials Stand A Chance?
10:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Do Millennials Stand A Chance? On Intelligence Squared

Outlook for Millennials on Intelligence Squared U.S. Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

Intelligence Squared U.S. brings Oxford-style debating to America -- one motion, one moderator, two informed and provocative panelists for the motion, and two against. John Donvan of ABC News -- Nightline is the official moderator of Intelligence Squared debates. The debate series takes on the hot-button issues of the day to inform, enlighten and entertain.

Join us Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

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Latin American Storytelling
10:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Latin American Storytelling on Radio Ambulante

Hear Latin Americian Stories with host Martina Castro on Radio Ambulate, Thursday May 8, at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

In this one-hour special, Radio Ambulante presents the best English-language stories from its first season with reporting from North Carolina, Chile and Mexico.

Tune in for Radio Ambulante, with host Martina Castro, Thursday night May 8, at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

Featured stories:

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Holocaust Rememberance Week
10:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

America's Test Kitchen Talks to Author of "In Memory's Kitchen"

America's Test Kitchen, Special Holocaust Remembrance airs Thursday, May 1 at 9 p.m.

On America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Cara De Silva, the editor of In Memory's Kitchen: A Legacy from the Women of Terezin, a cookbook written by starving women in the Czechoslovakian ghetto/concentration camp of Theresienstadt. Find out how these brave women used their culinary heritage as an act of defiance by talking about food and trading recipes.

“for these women when they were doing this it was a form of resisting psychologically, of reinforcing who they were and they were using recipes as defensive weapons…”

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Poetry Month
10:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Poetry on State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union's Al Letson celebrates Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m.

Hear the latest radio special in honor of National Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m. 

In addition to being a public radio host, Al Letson is also a poet, playwright, and actor.

In this hour-long program,  Letson will explore all facets of poetry. Poets from all over the country will speak about the craft, the lifestyle, and the resurgence of poems.

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Radio
6:25 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Heroin's Path on Reveal

Reveal airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

This week on our new investigative journalism show, "Reveal," we learn about the abuse of heroin, immigrant farmworkers, and teen prisoners and animals, including:

- An investigation by WBEZ/Chicago and The Chicago Reader explores the path heroin takes from Ciudad Juarez to Chicago and across the Midwest, where it supplies dealers, addicts and teens.

- A look at the solitary confinement of teens, many of whom are unconvicted, at Rikers Island in NYC.

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VA Over-prescription to Veterns
10:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Over-Prescription of Opiates to Veterans on Reveal

Reveal airs Thursday, April 10 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

Reveal is a new investigative program from the The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. In this pilot: an exclusive story about the volume and impact stemming from the VA's over-prescripton of opiates to addicted veterans; the attorney behind many of the worst for-profit charities; bodycams for cops; and how one reporter helped one man prove his brother had been abused at a state mental facility. Hosted by Al Letson from State of the Re:Union and WJCT, Jacksonville.

Reveal airs Thursday, April 10 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio.

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