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11:04 am
Mon April 21, 2014

In God We Trust: Finding The 'We'

University of Charleston news series special

What does the national motto, “In God We Trust,” mean to Americans today?

Dr. Daniel L. Anderson, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, James Haught, Imam Ehteshamul Haque, Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, and Rabbi Victor Urecki explore this topic with University of Charleston President Ed Welch in a panel discussion titled, “In God We Trust: Finding the ‘We.’”

The program will air at 2 pm Monday, April 21 on West Virginia Public Radio.

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West Virginia Morning
9:40 am
Mon April 21, 2014

The Judiciary's Take on State Government Powers, Wheeling Native Authors a Pastoral Letter, & More

Supreme Court Justices Benjamin and Loughry speak about the balance of power in state government, the public campaign finance program, and partisan elections bringing them to their office. A Wheeling native who is a doctoral student of theology will be the lead author of a new Pastoral letter in the works.  Division of Natural Resources officials are trying to stop Columnaris Disease from spreading to more waters and aquatic wildlife in the state. 

Opera Lovers
9:37 am
Mon April 21, 2014

A School for Lovers?

The setting is Naples, Italy, late 18th century.  Two young officers, Ferrando and Guaglielmo, boast about the beauty and virtue of their girlfriends, the sisters Fiordiligi and Dorabella.  Their older friend, the cynical philosopher Don Alonso, declares that a woman’s constancy is like the phoenix – everyone talks about it but no one has ever seen it.  Don Alfonso proposes a wager –if they will give him one day and do everything he asks, he will prove to them that the sisters are unfaithful, like all other women. (from the synopsis provided by the Metropolitan Opera).

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Mountain Stage Radio Preview
2:43 pm
Sat April 19, 2014

Hear Justin Townes Earle, Nellie McKay, John Gorka & More on Mountain Stage

Justin Townes Earle
Brian Blauser

On this week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce, you'll hear sets from John Gorka, Justin Townes Earle, Nellie McKay, Elizabeth & The Catapult, and Wesley Stace.

Listen this Sunday at 2 pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 stations throughout  America.

Inside Appalachia
2:41 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Spring Kindergarten Roundup, Seed Sharing, Young W.Va. Poet

Listen here for the April 19 & 20, 2014 edition of Inside Appalachia.

On Inside Appalachia this week, a small program in Appalachia is trying to help childcare providers save for retirement.  We go to the West Virginia Pipe Trades Apprentice Contest in Wheeling and seed sharing in Pennsylvania -- it's one way to make gardening more fun and affordable.

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Poetry Month
10:00 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Poetry on State of the Re:Union

State of the Re:Union's Al Letson celebrates Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m.

Hear the latest radio special in honor of National Poetry Month Thursday, April 24 at 9 p.m. 

In addition to being a public radio host, Al Letson is also a poet, playwright, and actor.

In this hour-long program,  Letson will explore all facets of poetry. Poets from all over the country will speak about the craft, the lifestyle, and the resurgence of poems.

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Drawing winners from our spring drive
12:02 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Thanks for a Successful Listen, Support, Sustain Radio Campaign

Thank you for your support in our Listen, Support, Sustain drive that ended on West Virginia Public Radio on April 12.

Below are the winners from our drawings throughout the week:

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Radio
10:32 am
Thu April 17, 2014

John Gorka - "Give Us Back Our Water" - Live from Mountain Stage

John Gorka live on Mountain Stage
Credit Brian Blauser

Iconic Midwestern folk singer John Gorka returned to Mountain Stage in early February, with a brand new song that he introduced as his "love letter to Charleston." Here he performs "Give Us Back Our Water," from this week's premiere broadcast.

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Good Friday Music
8:57 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Handel's Messiah on Classical Music with Matt Jackfert

Calvin Oratorio Society

On Friday during Classical Music with Matt Jackfert, Matt will be airing the Calvin Oratorio Society's 2013 performance of Handel's Messiah, the complete oratorio for Easter.

Tune in to West Virginia Public Radio at approximately 12:50 p.m. and enjoy the performance until 3 p.m.

Conductor:  Joel Navarro

Soloists: Awet Andemicael, soprano; Martha Hart, mezzo-soprano; Drake Dantzler, tenor; Benjamin Clements, bass

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West Virginia Morning
8:03 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Lawmaker: Legislators are Ceding Power to Governor, The Mysterious Tradition of Salt Rising Bread

One state lawmaker says the balance of power in the state has been shifting toward the office of governor for decades as legislators slowly cede their powers to the office, and the tradition of salt rising bread in Appalachia is slowly being forgotten, but two Pennsylvania women are trying to change that. They're making sure people remember not just the history, but also the science behind the food.

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Radio
6:25 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Heroin's Path on Reveal

Reveal airs Thursday night at 9 p.m. on West Virginia Public Radio

This week on our new investigative journalism show, "Reveal," we learn about the abuse of heroin, immigrant farmworkers, and teen prisoners and animals, including:

- An investigation by WBEZ/Chicago and The Chicago Reader explores the path heroin takes from Ciudad Juarez to Chicago and across the Midwest, where it supplies dealers, addicts and teens.

- A look at the solitary confinement of teens, many of whom are unconvicted, at Rikers Island in NYC.

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Mountain Stage Online
6:46 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Watch the Webcast of Sunday's Mountain Stage

We're thrilled to announce that this Sunday's Mountain Stage with Keb' Mo,' Joan Osborne, Tommy Malone and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band will be streamed LIVE at 7pm EST at mountainstage.org. A special thanks to our television production staff for helping to make this happen. Whether it be in person or online, we hope you can join us.

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Mountain Stage Archives
12:35 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Mountain Stage Remembers Jesse Winchester

Jesse Winchester was an unforgettable personality and his songs were instantly identifiable. He visited Mountain Stage ten times from 1986 through 2013. His talent, charm, and gentle charisma became more potent with each visit.

The recent tribute album, Quiet About It, put together by Mac McAnally, with Winchester covers from Jimmy Buffet, James Taylor, Elvis Costello, Allen Toussaint and seven more of the best singer songwriters you can name is a hint of the respect he has earned among peers and admirers.

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West Virginia Morning
10:43 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Mr. Energy Independent: John Prusa and Bettye LaVette on Mountain Stage

John Prusa hasn't been to a gas station in more than eight years but he's also been able to be energy independent. Betty LaVette performs "Everything is Broken" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

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West Virginia Morning
9:09 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Awards Recap: Investigating 'Oxyana', A Plan to End Poverty, & The Demon Beat

A special edition of West Virginia Morning in which we have another listen to stories that recently won awards at the Associated Press Broadcasters Association of The Virginias. Jessica Lilly investigates claims made in the film Oxyana. Glynis Board highlights her outstanding efforts as an individual reporter as she explains one West Virginian's plans to end poverty. And Dave Mistich eulogizes Eastern Panhandle rock band The Demon Beat.

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Mountain Stage Song of the Week
9:00 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Betty LaVette - "Everything is Broken" - Live from Mountain Stage

Credit Brian Blauser

R&B singer Bettye LaVette is comfortable covering material ranging from Tom Waits to Bob Seeger. Here she lends her soulful voice to Bob Dylan's classic "Everything is Broken."

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West Virginia Morning
8:45 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Black Lung Clincs Brace for Federal Cuts & The Award-Winning 'West Virginia at 150'

A McDowell County clinic is worried that federal cuts could compromise care for coal miners with Black Lung Disease. Also, a segment from West Virginia at 150, which won the Best Documentary Award at the Associated Press Broadcasters Association of The Virginias.

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West Virginia Morning
8:17 am
Tue April 8, 2014

W.Va. Struggles in Election Performance, Specialized Bikes for Kids, and a W.Va. Farmer's Story

The Pew Charitable Trusts' Election Initiative releases their state rankings for election performance in 2008, 2010 and 2012, showing West Virginia did poorly in many areas. A program in Northern and Central West Virginia brings donated bikes to children with special needs and Traveling 219 takes us to Pocahontas County to meet a farmer who happens to also be a middle school principal.

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West Virginia Morning
9:32 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Zero-Waste Event Services, Improving Basements for Energy Efficiency, & A Food Bank Faces Hunger

Morgantown resident Garth Lindley is the founder of Green Earth Event Services—an organization that provides recycling and composting services at events--and his goal is to provide zero-waste events. Improving your basement or crawl space for energy efficiency and better health. The Huntington Area Food Bank becomes the Facing Hunger Bank to more accurately reflect the area they serve.

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