Arts& Culture

12:04 pm
Wed September 3, 2014

Thousands Will Ride the World Class Gauley Rapids Beginning This Weekend

White water rafting on the Gauley RIver begins this weekend.
Credit Ken Thomas / wikimedia Commons

Five thousand people on some 500 boats are expected on the Gauley River beginning Friday as the U.S. Corp of Engineers begins drawing down the water levels on Summersville Lake, releasing a thunderous amount of water into the Upper and Lower sections of the Gauley.

The releases will occur during the next 7 consecutive weekends, supporting the local rafting industry and ensuring the river maintains its world class rafting status.

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Inside Appalachia Podcast
6:00 am
Sat July 26, 2014

Therapeutic Gardening for Vets, Gardens Feeding the Hungry, Chinese Medicine and More

The country’s top energy official visits Pittsburgh.

Veterans find gardening therapeutic.

We visit with Appalachian blogger and podcaster Dave Tabler.

And take a tour of a historic home in Hinton West Virginia.

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Affrilachian Influence
8:14 am
Tue April 29, 2014

New Anthology of Appalachian Writers to Be Released

Frank X Walker
Credit Eliza Griffiths

Fans of Appalachian literature will have another reason to celebrate as volume six of Shepherd University’s Anthology of Appalachian Writers is set to be released by the end of April.

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History & Culture
9:46 am
Mon April 14, 2014

W.Va. Barn Demolition Uncovers 19th Century School

Credit Eric DiNovo / The Bluefield Daily Telegraph

A barn demolition project in Mercer County has uncovered a 19th century log school.
Brian Pigg discovered the hand-hewn logs at his barn's core while removing siding. The barn is located on Browning Lambert Mountain in the Montcalm area.

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Mercy Killers
4:38 pm
Wed March 26, 2014

New Play Delves Into Problems With Health Care System

Michael Milligan

As the deadline for signing up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act approaches audiences in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia will have the opportunity to view the issue of health care through a one-man play called Mercy Killers.

The main character in the play is Joe. He’s from southeast Ohio, works as an auto mechanic and is libertarian in his political views. Michael Milligan, the Juilliard educated stage actor, wrote the play and has been performing it for about a year now.

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Realities and Possibilities
9:19 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Conference at Marshall Will Explore Applachian Issues

Credit Appalachian Studies Association

About 800 people are expected to attend a conference at Marshall University in Huntington Friday through Sunday for the 37th Annual Appalachian Studies Conference.

Marshall University Education Professor and conference organizer Linda Spatig says the theme is New Appalachia: Known Realities and Imagined Possibilities.

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Inside Appalachia Podcast
7:00 am
Sat February 15, 2014

Report Says More Solar Needed in W.Va., Sen. Rockefeller on the Water Crisis, Snow Fun and More

A new report says West Virginia can do more with solar power.

Sen. Jay Rockefeller expresses his opinion about the West Virginia water crisis.

A Marshall University student is watching the winter Olympics with extra special interest.

And for Jessica Lilly all this snow is a slippery slope.

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