West Virginia Public Broadcasting http://wvpublic.org en State Surface Mine Board to Consider Kanawha Mine http://wvpublic.org/post/state-surface-mine-board-consider-kanawha-mine <p>On West Virginia Morning Ashton Marra reports from the second day of testimony about the surface mine located near the Kanawha State Forest. And Beth Vorhees talks with two local actors who appear in the film “Moving Mountains” which was filmed in West Virginia.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:01:24 +0000 Beth Vorhees 17394 at http://wvpublic.org State Surface Mine Board to Consider Kanawha Mine George Bush Challenges Bill Clinton To Ice Bucket Challenge http://wvpublic.org/post/george-bush-challenges-bill-clinton-ice-bucket-challenge <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=George+Bush+Challenges+Bill+Clinton+To+Ice+Bucket+Challenge&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:37:00 +0000 editor 17393 at http://wvpublic.org Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching! http://wvpublic.org/post/notebooks-and-pencils-and-pens-cha-ching Millions of families are heading to Target or Wal-Mart this month to make sure their kids have what they need for the first day of school. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:16:00 +0000 Aly Seidel 17392 at http://wvpublic.org Notebooks And Pencils And Pens, Cha-Ching! At Least One American Ebola Patient Will Leave Atlanta Hospital, Group Says http://wvpublic.org/post/american-ebola-patients-will-leave-atlanta-hospital At least one of the two U.S. patients being treated for Ebola may soon be discharged from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, where they've been in an isolation ward since returning from Liberia early this month. They are the first patients treated for Ebola on American soil.<p>Dr. Kent Brantly will be released today, a spokeswoman for the Christian aid group Samaritan's Purse tells The Associated Press. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:57:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 17388 at http://wvpublic.org At Least One American Ebola Patient Will Leave Atlanta Hospital, Group Says Oslo Police Arrest Intoxicated Segway Driver http://wvpublic.org/post/oslo-police-arrest-intoxicated-segway-driver <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Oslo+Police+Arrest+Intoxicated+Segway+Driver&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDEwNzk4NjQwMDEzNTkxNDE0MTg3ZGYxMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:55:00 +0000 editor 17389 at http://wvpublic.org How Vacant Lots in Charleston are Transforming into a School for Farmer-Entrepreneurs http://wvpublic.org/post/how-vacant-lots-charleston-are-transforming-school-farmer-entrepreneurs <p></p><p class="western" style="margin-bottom: 0in; line-height: 100%"><span style="background: transparent"><font face="Calibri, sans-serif"><font size="4" style="font-size: 14pt">On a sultry summer evening, three women are killing harlequin beetles in an effort to save the greens at the SAGE micro-farm on Rebecca Street that they landscaped themselves. </font></font></span></p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Roxy Todd 17380 at http://wvpublic.org How Vacant Lots in Charleston are Transforming into a School for Farmer-Entrepreneurs China Investigates Lexus For Anti-Monopoly Violations http://wvpublic.org/post/business-news-24 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=China+Investigates+Lexus+For+Anti-Monopoly+Violations&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 17391 at http://wvpublic.org 'Awesome Mix' Is No. 1 On Billboard 200 Album Chart http://wvpublic.org/post/last-word-business-65 <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=%27Awesome+Mix%27+Is+No.+1+On+Billboard+200+Album+Chart&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MjIzNjkwMDEzMTcwNjcxNzNmYmMzMA004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 17390 at http://wvpublic.org Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series http://wvpublic.org/post/female-pitcher-mone-davis-hit-little-league-world-series <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Female+Pitcher+Mo%27Ne+Davis+Is+A+Hit+At+Little+League+World+Series&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTg5NDMyMDEzMTY1NDQwNzMwYjM3Nw004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Tom Goldman 17387 at http://wvpublic.org Other Hostages Are In Danger, White House Official Says. http://wvpublic.org/post/deputy-national-security-advisor-ben-rhodes-weighs-iraq-syria <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Other+Hostages+Are+In+Danger%2C+White+House+Official+Says.&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4MTU0Mjg1MDEzMTYwMTkyMzk3MTUwNQ004)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 editor 17386 at http://wvpublic.org News Out Of Eastern Ukraine Battle Zone Is Hard To Confirm http://wvpublic.org/post/news-out-eastern-ukraine-battle-zone-hard-confirm <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=News+Out+Of+Eastern+Ukraine+Battle+Zone+Is+Hard+To+Confirm&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAyMTczMTYzMDEyMzI0OTI3OTQ5NTc2ZQ001)"/></div><p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:07:00 +0000 Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson 17385 at http://wvpublic.org How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show? http://wvpublic.org/post/how-much-bigger-ebola-outbreak-official-reports The latest numbers on the Ebola outbreak are grim: 2,473 people infected and 1,350 deaths.<p>That's the World Health Organization's official <a href="http://www.who.int/csr/don/2014_08_20_ebola/en/">tally</a> of confirmed, probable and suspect cases across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:42:00 +0000 Nell Greenfieldboyce 17382 at http://wvpublic.org How Much Bigger Is The Ebola Outbreak Than Official Reports Show? Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson http://wvpublic.org/post/holder-seeks-sooth-nerves-during-visit-ferguson The nation's top law enforcement officer traveled to Ferguson, Mo., on Wednesday to wrap his arms around a community in pain.<p>Attorney General Eric Holder hugged community leaders, a highway patrol captain and the mother of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old killed by a police officer earlier this month.<p>From the moment he walked into a soul food restaurant in Ferguson, the attorney general found friends and began getting reports on the community's mood after days of protests and sporadic violence.<p>Viola Murphy, the mayor of nearby Cool Valley, Mo., boasted about economic development Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:41:00 +0000 Carrie Johnson 17383 at http://wvpublic.org Holder Seeks To Soothe Nerves During Visit To Ferguson Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964 http://wvpublic.org/post/typewriters-underwater-hotels-and-picture-phones-future-seen-1964 The 1964 World's Fair showcased jetpacks and new miracles of science. There was an entire house made from Formica. You could wipe it clean with a sponge!<p>The people who put the fair together tried to imagine how the future would look. Here are a few predictions, and how they actually turned out.<p><strong>1. We had picture phones back then?</strong><p>Vito Turso was at the fair when he used one of the first <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47xTOTFoTfc&t=7m14s" target="_blank">picture phones</a>. Back then, he was a boy selling pizza at the fair. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:36:00 +0000 David Kestenbaum 17384 at http://wvpublic.org Typewriters, Underwater Hotels And Picture Phones: The Future, As Seen From 1964 A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range http://wvpublic.org/post/maverick-director-home-range Robert Rodriguez's newest film, <em>Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For,</em> is about to hit theaters — it's a 3-D crime thriller based on the Frank Miller's graphic novel series, laden with booze, broads and bullets.<p>But Rodriguez has also made comedic spaghetti Westerns, vampire flicks and four <em>Spy Kids</em> movies, about a young brother-sister duo of super sleuths — all from his home base in Austin, Texas. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:34:00 +0000 Mandalit del Barco 17381 at http://wvpublic.org A Maverick Director, At Home On The Range U.S. Reveals Failed Special Forces Mission To Rescue Hostages http://wvpublic.org/post/us-reveals-failed-special-forces-mission-rescue-hostages <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=U.S.+Reveals+Failed+Special+Forces+Mission+To+Rescue+Hostages&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NzMxMTkxMDEzMDkyOTU3ODRmYjc2Mg001)"/></div><p>Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>Obama administration officials revealed this evening that U.S. special forces recently attempted to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria. The mission was unsuccessful. The statement comes after the release of a video depicting the murder of journalist James Foley. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Audie Cornish 17379 at http://wvpublic.org DEP Says Not Enough Evidence Will Harm Appeal Against Kanawha State Forest Mine http://wvpublic.org/post/dep-says-not-enough-evidence-will-harm-appeal-against-kanawha-state-forest-mine <p></p><p>The Department of Environmental Protection’s Surface Mine Board has finished hearing testimony in the appeal of a mine located next to the Kanawha State Forest.</p><p></p><p>In the second day of hearings, board members heard testimony from the Director of the Division of Natural Resources, employees of the DEP and a consultant who helped write the mine permit, among others.</p><p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:51:08 +0000 Ashton Marra 17377 at http://wvpublic.org DEP Says Not Enough Evidence Will Harm Appeal Against Kanawha State Forest Mine U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria http://wvpublic.org/post/us-forces-tried-rescue-foley-other-hostages-syria The White House and Department of Defense released statements Wednesday night regarding an attempt earlier this summer to free hostages held by the Islamic State in Syria, including journalist James Foley, <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/08/20/341836683/video-purports-to-show-beheading-of-u-s-journalist-by-militants" target="_blank">whose execution was announced Tuesday by the militants</a>.<p>According to Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby, the U.S. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:26:00 +0000 editor 17378 at http://wvpublic.org U.S. Forces Tried To Rescue Foley, Other Hostages In Syria Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile http://wvpublic.org/post/many-seek-justice-ferguson-mo-will-have-wait-awhile Both the county case and the federal investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown are expected to take time, as are basic answers about the circumstances that led to the black teenager's death Aug. 9.<p>About two dozen people showed up Wednesday in front of the St. Louis County Courthouse to demonstrate against County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, who is preparing to present evidence in the case to a grand jury.<p>"This means something to me, so I had to be here," says demonstrator Lamont Farr, a home health care worker. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:00 +0000 Elise Hu 17375 at http://wvpublic.org Many Seek Justice In Ferguson, Mo., But Will Have To Wait Awhile No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2 http://wvpublic.org/post/no-1-most-expensive-coffee-comes-elephants-no-2 I s#&% you not: The world's most expensive coffee is now being produced in <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=123604085">Thailand's Golden Triangle</a>, a region better known for another high-priced, if illegal, export: opium.<p>Canadian entrepreneur Blake Dinkin, 44, is betting his life savings that he can turn his idea into, well, gold. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:49:00 +0000 editor 17372 at http://wvpublic.org No. 1 Most Expensive Coffee Comes From Elephant's No. 2