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Mountain Stage After Midnight
8:29 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- December 6 & 7

Singer-songwriter Karla Adolphe and percussionist Caleb Friesen made their first appearance on Mountain Stage as Jacob & Lily.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Since Max Hatt and Edda Glass were recently crowned the winners of the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest (congrads to the jazzy duo!), this week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" features some amazing NewSong alumni. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
6:15 pm
Wed December 3, 2014

Hear Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn Play "What'cha Gonna Do" Live on Mountain Stage

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

First Family of the Banjo Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn return to Mountain Stage this week, with songs from the first album they've recorded together as a duo. Over a bed of intertwined banjos, Abigail takes the lead on a song Bela wrote, lyrics and all, "What'cha Gonna Do?"

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7:57 am
Wed December 3, 2014

December 3, 1787: James Rumsey Tests First Steamboat Near Shepherdstown

Spectators gathered in Shepherdstown along the banks of the Potomac River to watch history being made.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online.

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A Change of Tune Holiday
4:09 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

'Tis the Season for Holiday Music

West Virginia Public Radio's unofficial mascot, Uri the Sheepdog, dressed for the holidays.
Credit Joni Deutsch

December's finally here, a season full of yule log background savers and ugly-yet-still-popular-at-Urban Outfitters holiday sweaters. To me, the best part of the holiday season comes from rock'n around the Christmas tree/menorah and giving special gifts to my family and friends. And yes, dear reader, A Change of Tune, West Virginia Public Radio's brand new indie/alternative music program, is sending some holiday musical cheer your way.

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7:37 am
Tue December 2, 2014

December 2, 1933: Charlestown Race Track Opens

In 1996, West Virginia voters approved placing video lottery machines at the state’s tracks. Today, the track—now known as Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races—brings in most of its revenue from video slots and table games.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online.

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8:12 am
Mon December 1, 2014

December 1, 1998: Political Consultant Matthew Reese Dies

Burnside, who had been Reese’s political science teacher at Marshall College, later hired Reese as a congressional aide.

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10:17 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Nov. 28 1891 WVU Plays First Football Game

After that initial loss, WVU didn’t field a team again for two years. Its teams gradually got more competitive.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / West Virginia University Football, Washington and Jefferson College, F.L. Emory, WVU Athletic Association

On November 28, 1891, West Virginia University played its first football game ever. The contest didn’t go as hoped. About 250 fans showed up at a field south of Morgantown to watch Washington and Jefferson shut out WVU 72 to 0.

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8:15 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Nov. 27 1933 WVU President Daniel Purinton Dies

Purinton taught logic, mathematics, metaphysics, and vocal music. He also wrote about 40 songs in his lifetime. In 1881, he became acting president of the university and was an early supporter of co-education.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / West Virginia University, Daniel Purinton, Preston County, Dennison College

Daniel B. Purinton died in Morgantown on November 27, 1933. A native of Preston County, he was one of West Virginia University’s early graduates. He earned a bachelor of arts from the school in 1873 and a master of arts in 1876. He later received a doctorate from the University of Nashville.

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Recommended If You Like: Dynamic Pop Rock
3:53 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

'A Change of Tune' Interviews Goodwolf

Goodwolf's Tyler Grady posed with his public radio icon, WVPB's own Frank Stowers.
Credit Joni Deutsch

This week, "A Change of Tune" host Joni Deutsch chats with West Virginia rocker Tyler Grady about his new solo project. Grady branched out from Morgantown group Sleepwalker with a relatively new pop-rock side gig called Goodwolf, which just released its sophomore record titled Car in the Woods with the help of West Virginia mega-producer Bud Carroll. If you’re a fan of rambunctious pop influenced by ‘90s rock, this interview and music are recommended for you.   

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8:06 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Nov. 26 1921 Publisher Ned Chilton Born

Chilton saved his most spirited attacks for Governor Arch Moore, who commonly referred to the Gazette as the “morning sick call.”
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Ned Chilton, Charleston Gazette, Governor Arch Moore, WV House of Delegates

Ned Chilton was born on November 26, 1921. Chilton served four terms in the state House of Delegates in the 1950s. He made his biggest political splash, however, after becoming publisher of the Charleston Gazette newspaper in 1961.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
8:23 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- November 29 & 30

Folk legend Arlo Guthrie performed a special extended set with his family band Boys Night Out.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Turkey and post-turkey naps aside, Thanksgiving is really about spending time with loved ones. With that in mind, this week's "Mountain Stage After Midnight" showcases friends and kin coming together for the sake of great music. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:18 am
Tue November 25, 2014

The Traveling McCourys With Keller Williams - "Price Tag" - Live from Mountain Stage

The Traveling McCourys featuring Keller Williams - Live from Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

This week's special Thanksgiving weekend broadcast of Mountain Stage features a performance by bluegrass icons the Traveling McCourys, who are joined onstage by acoustic music hero Keller Williams. When playing together, they're known to explore sounds ranging from the traditional to jazz and jamband, along with covers of well-known pop songs. Here they perform Jessie J's hit "Price Tag," recorded live at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

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9:27 am
Mon November 24, 2014

Nov. 24 1883 Izetta Jewell Kenny Born

In 1922, Izetta Jewell Brown became the first woman south of the Mason-Dixon Line to run for the U.S. Senate. She lost the Democratic nomination to Matthew Neely by only 6,000 votes.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Izetta Jewell Brown, US Senate, William Gay Brown, Preston County

Izetta Jewell Kenny was born in New Jersey on November 24, 1883. In 1914, she moved to West Virginia with her husband, William Gay Brown, a congressman from Kingwood.  In 1920—the year women got the right to vote nationally—Brown attended the National Democratic Convention.

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Mountain Stage After Midnight
3:06 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Mountain Stage After Midnight- November 22 & 23

Brett Dennen soldiered through the flu during his 2011 Mountain Stage set. Vitamin C is a musician's best friend.
Credit Brian Blauser / Mountain Stage

Need to refresh your music library? Let "Mountain Stage After Midnight" help. Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Radio, "Mountain Stage After Midnight" takes the best episodes from the show's 31 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners. Each week we'll hand-pick two of our favorite episodes that'll alternate order each night.

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9:24 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Nov. 21 1810 US Senator Allen Taylor Caperton Born

Caperton set two precedents. He became the first ex-Confederate elected to the U.S. Senate. He also was the first and only former Confederate senator to serve in the U.S. Senate after the war. His time in the senate, though, was brief—less than 17 months.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Allen Taylor Caperton, US Senate, Civil War, Monroe County, Union

Allen Taylor Caperton was born on November 21, 1810, on his family’s estate in Monroe County. During the 1840s and 1850s, he served as a Whig in the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate. As the Civil War approached, Caperton was personally opposed to secession.

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9:06 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Nov. 20 1968 Farmington Mine Explosion Kills 78

A massive explosion ripped through the Consolidation Coal Company’s Number 9 mine near Farmington. Twenty-one miners were able to escape.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Farmington, Consolidation Coal Company, Coal Mine Health and Safety Act, Ken Heckler

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
3:00 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Hear Chip Taylor Play "Big River" Live on Mountain Stage

Chip Taylor, live on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Singer, songwriter, golf pro, and nationally recognized horse race handicapper Chip Taylor may be the actual Most Interesting Man in the World. While he's written hits like "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning," one of his best known solo albums was his country-influenced "This Side of the Big River," which featured a cover of the famous Johnny Cash tune of the same name. He performs it live on this week's broadcast of Mountain Stage.

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8:54 am
Wed November 19, 2014

Nov. 19 1899 Sculptor Gladys Tuke Born

After studying art in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia, she returned to West Virginia in the 1930s. She took up residency at The Greenbrier resort’s Art Colony and became well known for her sculptures of horses.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Gladys Tuke, The Greenbrier, The Greenbrier Resort Art Colony, Pocahontas County,

Sculptor Gladys Tuke was born in Pocahontas County on November 19, 1899. In the 1930s she took up residency at The Greenbrier resort’s Art Colony and became well known for her sculptures of horses. During World War Two, Tuke taught sculpture and pottery to soldiers who were recovering at The Greenbrier.

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8:45 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Nov. 18 2009 Senator Robert C. Byrd Longest Serving Member of Congress

In his early years, Byrd primarily was a conservative. He notably led a filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Sen. Robert C. Byrd, US Senate, 1964 Civil Rights Act, Senate Appropriations Committee

On November 18, 2009, Senator Robert C. Byrd became the nation’s longest-serving member of Congress. He was first elected to public office in 1946. After serving two terms in the West Virginia House of Delegates and one in the state senate, he was elected to three terms in the U.S.

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7:04 am
Mon November 17, 2014

Nov. 17 1766 Pioneer Morgan Morgan Died

A native of Wales, Morgan emigrated in 1712 to Delaware, where he worked as a tailor and a coroner. In 1731, he settled in the Bunker Hill area of present Berkeley County. Four years later, he received a land patent in the region for 1,000 acres.
Credit e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online. / Morgan Morgan, Bunker Hill, Berkeley County, Christ Church Episcopal Church, Potomoke

Generations of schoolchildren grew up being taught that Morgan was the first permanent white settler in present West Virginia. Now, though, we know that others came before him. A native of Wales, Morgan emigrated in 1712 to Delaware, where he worked as a tailor and a coroner.

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