New Voices, New Programs on WVPB

Sep 14, 2017

In response to our recent listener survey, West Virginia Public Broadcasting (WVPB) is excited to broadcast several new voices (and programs) on our statewide radio service, our live stream and our WVPB mobile app

What's new?

Plenty!

Each weekday at 9 p.m., enjoy a variety of interviews and insight from public radio's best and brightest:

REVEAL: Produced by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, Reveal is for anyone who is interested in stories that break news and change our understanding of how the world works. Helmed by host Al Letson, Reveal examines what governments, businesses and communities are doing behind the scenes, hidden from public view. Reveal can be heard every Monday at 9 p.m.

PLANET MONEY/HOW I BUILT THIS: A joint broadcast of two popular podcasts. Planet Money uses storytelling and Peabody award-winning deep dive, roll-up-your-sleeves journalism to explain the economy. Guy Raz has won hearts and minds as host and co-creator of TED Radio Hour, and he now adds another show to his roster: How I Built This, where innovators, entrepreneurs, and idealists take us through the often challenging journeys they took to build their now iconic companies. Planet Money/How I Built This can be heard every Tuesday at 9 p.m.

HIDDEN BRAIN: NPR social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam helms a brand new program and podcast from NPR called Hidden Brain: A Conversation About Life’s Unseen Patterns. The show uses science and storytelling to help curious people understand the world – and themselves. Hidden Brain will air starting October 11 and can be heard every Wednesday at 9 p.m. (with On Being with Krista Tippett filling in until then).

BULLSEYE: Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." Bullseye can be heard every Thursday at 9 p.m.

“These are some of the most engaging and innovative shows in public radio,” said WVPB CEO Scott Finn. “They’re funny and satisfy our sense of curiosity about the world. We’re happy to add another hour of quality programming at 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.”

Find the full radio schedule here.