West Virginia Public Broadcasting

TV
2:00 pm
Fri September 19, 2014

The Law Works - Problems of Marcellus Drilling

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

There is great excitement in West Virginia, and elsewhere, about the Marcellus Shale gas boom. But not all of the excitement is celebratory.  Some people are very worried and concerned. We’ll talk about the problems of Marcellus drilling - and we’ll take your calls live on the air. Thursday night, September 25, at 8:00pm, on a special hour long The Law Works.

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TV
1:32 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

The Law Works - Black Lung

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

Black lung disease was thought by some to be a disease of the past. It is not. It is not treatable or curable. Federal law says that a coal miner should work his or her entire life without incurring any disability from black lung. Why isn’t that happening? We’ll talk about Black Lung on this episode of The Law Works.

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Children's Programming
10:03 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

Production of 4th Season of Abracadabra Wraps Up: Q&A with Dr. Adelman and Joey

Nastini, Salty, Joey, Adelman on set.
Credit John Hale

Abracadabra – shortened to just “Abra” in the hallways of WV Public Broadcasting—is a locally produced program for children that combines magic and ventriloquism with nutrition, health, exercise and safety.  The show is hosted and produced by physician/magician/ventriloquist Michael Adelman, the President of the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Characters like Daisey, Salty the Pirate, Professor Science, and Duk (the magical duck) sing, dance, learn, and watch magic tricks. And of course there’s Joey, a bright well-meaning, mischievous boy puppet. Glynis Board visited set this week to talk to Adelman and Joey as the fourth season of production wraps up.


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TV
10:58 am
Fri June 6, 2014

The Law Works - FOIA

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

Freedom of information acts, were enacted for the purpose of providing information about the workings of government and the acts of public officials and employees. So how's that working out? Dan Ringer with guests Prof. Patrick C. McGinley, WVU College of Law and Don Smith, Executive Director, WV Press Association will talk about freedom of information on this episode of The Law Works.

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TV
10:46 am
Fri May 30, 2014

The Law Works - State Budget

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

Do you have a budget? How do you create it? Is it easy to follow? The State of West Virginia has a budget. It is not easy to create, and it is not easy to follow.  Dan Ringer and guest State Senator Roman Prezioso, Chair of the West Virginia State Senate Finance Committee will talk about the West Virginia State Budget on this episode of The Law Works.

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TV
10:29 am
Wed May 28, 2014

The Law Works - Stream Mitigation

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

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TV
6:00 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

The Law Works - Police Corruption

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

If you're accused of a crime, you are entitled to a few things. An attorney. To see the evidence. To confront witnesses. Your day in court. And an honest police effort. But what if the police are not honest?  Dan Ringer and Richard Neely, Esq., former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice will talk about Police Corruption, on this episode of The Law Works.

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TV
12:57 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

The Law Works - Fair Housing

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.

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AP Awards
8:00 am
Sun April 6, 2014

West Virginia Public Broadcasting Named Top Radio News Operation in the Virginias

West Virginia Public Broadcasting won six top AP awards, including this one for best website.
Credit Jessica Lilly

West Virginia Public Broadcasting was named Outstanding Radio News Operation among metropolitan stations in Virginia and West Virginia at The Virginias AP Broadcast awards luncheon Saturday.

West Virginia Public Broadcasting also won top honors in six categories: best investigative reporting, best website, best radio news anchor, best spot news, best documentary, and outstanding effort by an individual reporter.

News Director Beth Vorhees was named best radio news anchor, and reporter Glynis Board received the outstanding reporter award.

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Milestone
1:50 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Celebrating 30 Years of Beth Vorhees at West Virginia Public Broadcasting

From left to right Andy Ridenour, George Manahan, Beth Vorhees, Larry Groce.

News Director Beth Vorhees signed on to work for West Virginia Public Radio 30 years ago Sunday. To commemorate the occasion, Beth tweeted a photo of the agreement she signed when she was hired:

When it comes to news from West Virginia Public Broadcasting there is no other voice and name more well-known and respected than Beth's. Those who have chimed in on a post on our Facebook page make it clear that Beth's impact in radio and television has stretched the entire state and spans age demographics.

In marking the occasion ourselves, we thought we'd allow some of Beth's colleagues over the years to weigh in on her personality and her work.

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TV
9:00 am
Thu March 13, 2014

The Law Works - Municipal Bankruptcy

Suppose you live in a town or city. You work for the municipal government. You depend on the government for your pension, your police and fire protection, for trash pick-up, for street maintenance and parks. Then it files bankruptcy. Now what?  Dan Ringer and guest Attorney Martin Sheehan will talk about Municipal Bankruptcy on this episode of The Law Works.

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TV
5:22 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

The Law Works - Truancy

Forty years ago, the United States had the highest public school graduation rate in the world.  Today we're number twenty-one.  In West Virginia we have a public school truancy rate of up to fifty percent in some counties.  Dan Ringer and his guests Judge Alan Moats, Barbour & Taylor Counties and Glenn Sweet, Director, Barbour County Office of Attendance will talk about Truancy.

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4:52 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

What We Can Learn From West Virginia Public Broadcasting's Water Crisis Coverage

While many would argue West Virginians were not lab rats after the Elk River chemical spill and the subsequent water crisis, in some ways, our news team was just that. Without a doubt, news is an ever-evolving platform in the 21st century and, with that in mind, NPR Digital Services breaks down our coverage over the past seven weeks.
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When thousands of gallons of a chemical spilled into a river in West Virginia in January, leading to a water crisis that affected over 300,000 people, West
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10:03 am
Thu February 20, 2014

The Law Works - Environmental Bankruptcy

The only weekly television series that deals with legal issues of concern to citizens across West Virginia.
Credit WV PBS

What happens when a company causes an environmental disaster... injures hundreds of thousands of people...closes large and small businesses for days...then files bankruptcy? Join The Law Works host Dan Ringer and guest Martin Sheehan as they talk about "getting away with it" through bankruptcy.

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TV
7:10 pm
Sat February 8, 2014

The Law Works - Safe Water in West Virginia

2013 in Review
5:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

4 Accomplishments & 4 "To-Do" Items for West Virginia Public Broadcasting

WVPB Director of Video Production Chuck Roberts on "Read for the Record" day in Kanawha County.
Credit Janet Kunicki

This week, I’m looking back at my first year as leader of this organization -- what we got done in 2013, and what we still have left to accomplish.

It hasn’t been an easy year. I arrived at a station in need of major upgrades at a time of rapidly shrinking government funding.

Thanks to you, our members, and a hard-working staff, we’ve been able to make significant progress in 2013 – and I think we’ll make a lot more in 2014.

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TV
9:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The Law Works - Sentencing in Criminal Cases

Why are some convicted criminal defendants sentenced more harshly than others? If two people commit the same offense, and are convicted of it, sometimes one goes home, and the other to prison. Why is that?  Judge Alan Moats and Judge Russell Clawges join Dan Ringer to discuss Sentencing in Criminal Cases on this episode of The Law Works.

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WV PBS Legal Series
9:00 am
Fri October 25, 2013

The Law Works - Buying a House

WV PBS legal series
9:00 am
Fri October 18, 2013

The Law Works - Americans with Disabilities Act

Host Dan Ringer is joined by (l-r) Carol Kisner McGraw (Occupational Therapist) and Beth Loy (Job Accommodation Network) for a discussion of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Credit Robin Mazza / WV PBS

The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communication and governmental activities.  Sounds nice, but what does it mean to you and your family. Beth Loy of the Job Accommodation Network and Carol Kisner McGraw, an Occupational Therapist join host Dan Ringer to talk about the ADA on this episode of The Law Works.

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