Science, Business Leaders are Inspiring

Jan 6, 2015

Jake Harriman, founder of Nuru, a global organization fighting extreme poverty, speaks with producer Jean Snedegar.

Inspiring West Virginians is West Virginia Public Broadcasting's radio documentary series featuring the personal stories of West Virginians who have made significant contributions in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or business.

Most are from small towns and modest means, overcoming hardships and daunting hurdles on the way to the top of their fields. 

These Inspiring West Virginians credit their Mountain State upbringing as a major factor in their achievements, and in return, they are giving back to their home state in various ways.

“One goal for the series is to inspire a new generation of scientists and business people - young men and women who will one day make their mark both here in West Virginia and around the world,” said producer Jean Snedegar.

Inspiring West Virginians is in its 5th year of production and has been made possible by the generous support of the Myles Family Foundation - inspiring West Virginians to soar.