West Virginia Public Broadcasting Productions

West Virginia Public Broadcasting has an excellent tradition of local produced documentaries and specials. 

West Virginia Poetry
2:54 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Celebrating Irene McKinney, Sept. 15, 2013

Poet Irene McKinney
Credit West Virginia and Regional History Collection, WVU Libraries

Irene McKinney was West Virginia's Poet Laureate until her death in 2012. 

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3:37 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

West Virginia 150: Commemorating Statehood

The West Virginia State Capitol in Charleston on the state's 150th birthday.
Beth Vorhees WV Public Radio

June 20, 2013 · West Virginia is the only state in the Union that was created as a direct result of the Civil War. When war broke out in 1861 and Virginia seceded from the Union, some living in that state’s western regions saw it as an opportunity to break away and create a new state.


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Appalachian Music
3:25 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Clifftop - the Appalachian String Band Music Festival.

  A documentary look at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival -aka Clifftop - where many of the participants are musicians. Each night at any given moment,there are literally a hundred jam sessions going on. The documentary  also explores the evolving concepts behind Old Time. Also featured are interviews and performances of legendary West Virginia fiddler Lester McCumbers.

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