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West Virginia Morning
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On this West Virginia Morning, compassion training is taking hold in schools across the country. The object is to improve student achievement and foster healthier communities by cultivating things like focus and empathy. Glynis Board reports the movement has inspired a school in West Virginia to take on a pilot compassion curriculum project of their own.

We also hear The Earls of Leicester perform “Salty Dog Blues” on Mountain Stage's Song of the Week.

Tickets have been sold out for more than a month to this Sunday’s live recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce featuring St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Mac McAnally, Chastity Brown, Sarah Siskind and The Wild Reeds.

Listen: The Earls of Leicester on Mountain Stage

Jul 26, 2017
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Under the direction of dobro master Jerry Douglas, The Earls of Leicester perfectly conjure the sounds of bluegrass legends Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs — and in the process, have created one of music's great band-name puns. Recreating the spirit of bluegrass giants is serious business though, and it paid off when the group took home a 2015 Grammy for its efforts.

They appear on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, alongside Lera Lynn, Cheryl Wheeler, Rob Ikes & Trey Hensley and Nora Jane Struthers.

Zack Smith

Tony Award winning West Virginia Native Michael Cerveris (Fun Home, Assassins) will guest host during FestivALL Fall.

Grammy winning songwriter Dan Wilson added to September 24 line-up.

"Keep on pickin'"-- That's one of the many mantras of legendary composer, conductor, and performer David Amram. He used that mantra when sending out his composition portfolio to job prospects. Several times that portfolio was returned to him unopened, so he simply changed the address on the package and sent it out again. In 1966, however, his portfolio caught the attention of another legendary composer and performer, Leonard Bernstein, and he received the position of composer-in-residence with the New York Philharmonic. 

Listen: William Matheny on NPR's Mountain Stage

Jul 19, 2017
Josh Saul

This week's broadcast of Mountain Stage proudly introduces two very deserving West Virginia voices: the first in special guest host Joni Deutsch, and the second in Mannington native William Matheny in his solo debut.

Here he performs "Living Half to Death," from his new album Strange Constellations, on a show that also features sets by Lucius, Rachel Yamagata, Adia Victoria and Margaret Glaspy.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, the special session of the West Virginia Legislature this year was supposed to be focused on one thing—putting together a budget for the 2018 fiscal year, but over the course of several weeks, lawmakers spent most of their time debating a separate issue: tax reform.

It turns out, West Virginia wasn’t the only state having the conversation about changing its tax code this year. In fact, 23 states attempted to make changes specifically to taxes charged on services. 

Mountain Stage is excited to record the program's historic 900th episode this Sunday at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. Now, thanks to our partners at VuHaus, we are inviting the world to join the celebration. Just log on to MountainStage.org or VuHaus.com at 7p.m. EST to catch a glimpse of what radio looks like.

Josh Saul

Beloved dynamic pop band Lake Street Dive return to this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, with songs from their acclaimed album Side Pony. Here they perform "Call Off Your Dogs," on a show that also features performances by Seratones, My Bubba, Royal Wood, and Suzzy Roche & Lucy Wainwright Roche.

Brian Blauser

Beloved singer-songwriter Brett Dennen returns to this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, but this time with his full touring band. Here he performs the single "Cassidy," from his new album Por Favor

You'll also hear sets by alt-rock trailblazers Cracker, along with Liz Vice, Elephant Revival, and Lords of Liechtenstein.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Today marks one year since floods devastated many parts of West Virginia, killing 23 people and causing major damage to many communities, including homes, businesses and schools.

This Sunday, June 25, point your browser to MountainStage.org at 7pm EST to watch a LIVE recording of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce via VuHaus.

Brian Blauser

The undisputed masters of soulful folk The Wood Brothers appear on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage, alongside Steve Poltz, Sean Rowe and more.

Fresh off the release of their critically acclaimed and politically charged latest release, "American Band," modern-day rockers Drive-By Truckers will appear on a special Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce Sunday, October 8 at The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV.

Brian Blauser

Inspired by trailblazers like Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger, and the traditional songs of the ‘50s folk revival, Judy Collins embarked on a career that has lasted more than five decades - and is still going strong. She's joined during her set by respected singer and songwriter Ari Hest. Here they perform, "I Choose Love," from this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, lawmakers working on a tax-reform plan heard from Gov. Jim Justice. Ashton Marra s following budget negotiations at the Capitol and brings us the latest on discussions between the governor and legislative leaders.

We also preview this week's Inside Appalachia episode and Mountain Stage's Song of the Week.

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Lovingly referred to as The First Family of the Banjo, partners in love, life and music Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn return to the Mountain Stage for an extended set on this week's broadcast.

Courtesey of the Artist

Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will record four episodes in August and September of this year as part of the program’s 33rd season.

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Singing-dancing-acting duo Nancy And Beth (aka actresses Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) make their Mountain Stage debut in grand style on this week's broadcast. While you'll have to wait to hear their cover of Gucci Mane's "I Don't Love Her" on the Mountain Stage podcast, you'll be able to hear their heartstring-pulling take on "Waiting for My Child" (as originally performed by The Consolers, Mavis Staples and Patty Griffin).

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about a documentary film from a Mountain State native that's in production about life in the state's coal camps. Inside Appalachia host Jessica Lilly speaks with one of the film's producer's, Marcus Murrow.

We also hear about the dangers coal ash storage ponds pose in parts of Kentucky, as well as the Mountain Stage song of the week.

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