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West Virginia Morning
8:33 am
Wed June 11, 2014

Is a Fayette Co. Waste Pit Dangerous?, The Future of New Power Plants in W.Va. & More

An update on a Fayette County waste pit, as DEP data suggests that before the pit was shut down, it had been leaking.  There’s been much deliberation over the last week regarding new Environmental Protection Agency proposals for regulating coal fired power plant carbon emissions, but, there are also proposals on the table for how to regulate future power plants, and some are asking whether any new ones will be built again in West Virginia. Also, Grow Ohio Valley hopes to widen the local food economy in the Northern Panhandle.  

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West Virginia Morning
9:41 am
Tue June 10, 2014

Grow Ohio Valley Expands in Wheeling, Beckley LGBT Center Tackles Big Issues & More

Grow Ohio Valley is a new non-profit looking to help revitalize Wheeling. A new gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender center on North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley hopes to encourage communication between them and the  gay population of the southern part of the state. Also, the West Virginia Public Theatre looks back as it begins its 30th season, while its founder considers stepping away.

West Virginia Morning
9:40 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Harvard and Syracuse Map Air Benefits, WVU and Downstream Strategies Evaluate EPA Rules, & More

Together, Harvard and Syracuse Universities have released a study that maps potential air quality benefits based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed carbon dioxide emissions reductions revealed this month. WVU’s Center for Energy and Sustainable Development is working with Downstream Strategies on a new report to advise policy makers as they draft strategies to submit to the EPA. Also, A Brooklyn-based theater company will bring a play to Charleston in response to the Elk River Chemical Spill. 

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West Virginia Morning
9:44 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Worry Over EPA Rules, Danny Boyd's 'Carbon', Girl Scouts Talk Future & Keb' Mo' on Mountain Stage

Coal miners in the state's southern coalfields worry about their jobs in light of the EPA's Clean Power Plan. Filmmaker, writer, and graphic novelist Danny Boyd enters the political arena with Carbon. The Girl Scouts' Black Diamond Council talk leadership and the future. Also, Keb' Mo' from Mountain Stage on this song of the week. 

West Virginia Morning
9:37 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Diversifying with Solar, Monongahela National Forest Gets Help to Combat Threats, & More

A Shepherdstown-based company looks to diversify West Virginia's economy by focusing on solar energy. The Monongahela National Forest gets a new federal designation to help combat insects and disease. Also, a Brooklyn, New York-based theatre company will soon brings a production to Charleston with hopes to open the public's eyes after the Elk River Chemical Spill.

Song of the Week
4:37 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Hear Keb' Mo' perform "The Worst is Yet to Come" Live on Mountain Stage

Keb' Mo' live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Singer-songwriter Kevin Moore first visited Mountain Stage nearly 20 years ago, around the same time he adopted the stage name of "Keb' Mo.'" In the time since, Keb' Mo' has become one of America's most respected and beloved blues artists. Here he performs "The Worst is Yet to Come" from his brand new studio album Blues Americana.

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West Virginia Morning
9:50 am
Wed June 4, 2014

More Perpspective on the EPA's Proposed Rules & Kate Long Wants West Virginia to 'Try This'

    

The Union of Concerned Scientists supports the EPA's proposed rules on carbon emissions, while officials with The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity oppose the rules. What began as a series of articles for The Charleston Gazette by Kate Long has turned into a full blown conference on how to raise awareness about healthy lifestyles. 

West Virginia Morning
9:28 am
Mon June 2, 2014

Safety Concerns Over Retreat Mining, A Honeybee Heaven, & Handbells Ring in Spring

 

The method of mining that recently killed two men in a Boone County mine isn't the only safety concern.  While Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder is relatively uncommon in West Virginia, bees and pollinators are still threatened here in this region and all across the country. Also, Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Ringers community handbell group is ringing in spring.  

Mountain Stage Live Show Preview
10:00 am
Sun June 1, 2014

The Head and the Heart Appearing on Mountain Stage Today

The Head and the Heart, appearing Sunday June 1st on Mountain Stage

This just in - fresh off their appearance at Nelsonville, the "special unannounced band" that will be performing at today's Mountain Stage event in Charleston is acclaimed Portland-based group The Head and the Heart. They'll appear alongside Patty Griffin, Toad the Wet Sprocket, and Parker Millsap. Be prepared to cheer them on! Today's show is sold out, but if any remaining tickets become available, they will be placed on sale at 5pm in the Culture Center lobby. We'll see you there.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:39 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Hear Amy Ray Play "Duane Allman" on Mountain Stage

Amy Ray on Mountain Stage
Credit Josh Saul

Indigo Girl Amy Ray visits Mountain Stage this week, with songs from her latest solo release. Growing up in Georgia, The Allman Brothers were one of the very first bands Ray listened to, playing a major part in her musical upbringing. Here she pays tribute to the band's beloved legendary lead guitarist with the song "Duane Allman."

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West Virginia Morning
9:13 am
Wed May 28, 2014

The Realities of Heroin Addiction and Recovery, Concord Athlete Finishes Decorated Career & More

 Addiction to heroin is a difficult cross to bear for many seeking treatment, but they also have hope. Although Concord University senior Shawnee Carnett’s last steps in outdoor 800 meter came up a bit short of another national championship, her college track and field career make her the most decorated athlete ever to hit the halls there. Over the Memorial Day weekend in north-central West Virginia a lot of skin was on display in one restaurant but, it might not be the skin you’re thinking about. 

 

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West Virginia Morning
9:16 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Heroin Continues Its Grip on West Virginia & CTC System Helps Students in Developmental Courses

A recent Associated Press news story revealed heroin deaths in West Virginia have nearly doubled since 2010.  Also, West Virginia's Community and Technical College system looks to give students more help with developmental courses to increase graduation rates.

West Virginia Morning
9:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

A Look At The Magistrate Court System, The Wild Ramp Grows Into a New Home, & Robert Cray

Lawmakers heard a report this week on the state’s magistrate’s system from a national group.  In Huntington the Wild Ramp food market is moving to a new larger location. Also, Robert Cray performs "You Move Me" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

West Virginia Morning
10:29 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Senator Raises Questions Over Funding Amendment, Wheeling School Builds Learning Lab & Matewan

The legislature passed seven bills in their special session that ended yesterday but, one senator questions whether one of those bills they passed is legal. Wheeling Catholic Central High School is making bold moves to deal with their aging library by instituting a learning lab based on a concept from MIT. Also, we take a visit to Matewan, whose rich history might play a part in how they 'Turn This Town Around.'

Mountain Stage Song of the Week
10:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Robert Cray - "You Move Me" - Live from Mountain Stage

Robert Cray live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

In addition to being one of America's foremost electric blues guitarists, Robert Cray's nimble vocals allow him to venture into R&B and rock sounds, as he does here with the song "You Move Me."

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Radio
1:49 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Coming July 1 - Our Improved Weekend Radio Lineup

Bridget Lancaster of Charleston is co-host of America's Test Kitchen, coming to West Virginia Public Radio in July

Our listeners have spoken, and we're listening at West Virginia Public Radio!

Starting in July, we're making improvements to our weekend schedule, based on listener surveys, ratings and other feedback.

The New Schedule is Here!

We’ll still have your favorites, like Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, Prairie Home Companion and Car Talk.

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West Virginia Morning
9:00 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Vigil for Funding of Child-Family Programs, 'What's Next, WV?', & Enriching Schools Through the Arts

    

 

Child and family advocates are continuing their push at the statehouse for the restoration of 800 thousand dollars in state funds. West Virginia Center for Civic Life director Betty Knighton and Catherine Moore, an Appalachian Transition Fellow assigned to 'What's Next, WV? speak with Beth Vorhees about the new initiative. An Elkins couple is working to keep storytelling, history and music alive in Appalachia through their work in Randolph County Schools.

West Virginia Morning
10:11 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Lawmakers Review Bills from Previous Session, Impact of EPA's New Regulations, Documenting Fracking

  Lawmakers decide to take more time to review bills, as they get called in for a special session. The Environmental Protection Agency's new regulations on carbon emissions from coal fired power plants will be released next week, leaving concerns for many in the industry. Also, a couple from Elkins who specialize in oral histories are taking a look at all sides of fracking. 

West Virginia Morning
8:01 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Logan Schools in Jeopardy of Being Taken Over, Oil and Gas Waste in Raleigh Co. & Why I Stay

  After two audits just this year and despite showing some signs of improvement, Logan County Schools are in jeopardy of being taken over by the state. The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection says materials from a pit holding waste of the oil and gas industry, is being taken to the Raleigh County landfill--even after an nearby underground injection well's permit was revoked. Also, we hear more about our Why I Stay project, where we're seeking photos on Instragram that explain what keeps West Virginians in place.
Mountain Stage Live Show Preview
2:32 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Mountain Stage This Weekend: ALL ACCESS, Rodney Crowell, Infamous Stringdusters & More

Rodney Crowell, appearing LIVE on Mountain Stage May 18th

UPDATE: ALL ACCESS tickets have sold out. If you haven't purchased a ticket or reserved a seat but would like to participate in cocktail hour and the silent auction, a suggested donation of $50 is requested. If you can't attend and would like to make a donation, simply click here. 

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