FestivALL

West Virginia Day
11:39 am
Fri June 20, 2014

How to Celebrate West Virginia's 151st Birthday

I got this tattoo of the state shortly after my twin brother (who lives in Athens, Georgia) got the same one on his leg. I'm not saying it's original, it just gets a lot of compliments.

I crawled out of bed this morning at 4:30. 

I'm not bragging, I had to come in to host the morning newscasts and West Virginia Morning.

But I woke up feeling good. 'It's West Virginia Day, after all' I thought to myself as I was getting ready, doing my best not to crawl back into bed and wind up late for work. 

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Arts & Culture
8:22 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Peter Marshall to Host 'West Virginia Squares'

Credit West Virginia Music Hall of Fame

  Longtime "Hollywood Squares" host Peter Marshall is returning to his home state for a West Virginia version of the TV game show.

The Huntington native will tape four episodes of "West Virginia Squares" at the Clay Center on Monday and Tuesday as part of Charleston's FestivALL celebration.

The game show will feature questions about state music and history. West Virginia Public Broadcasting will film and distribute the shows to state schools.

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West Virginia Morning
9:38 am
Fri June 13, 2014

Gov. Tomblin Outlines Success in Reducing Prison Populations, Wilderness Medicine, 'The Blob' & More

It’s only been a little over a year since Governor Tomblin signed the Justice Reinvestment Act into law, but the state is already seeing tremendous decreases in the number of people in prison. College students from all over the region visited Marshall this week to find out if the field of medicine was meant for them.  At this year's FestivALL, Charleston’s Contemporary Youth Arts Company their own adaptation of the classic 1958 film The Blob in the form of a musical.  Also, Rodney Crowell performs "Moving Work of Art" in this Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

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