Brian Blauser

Americana stalwart Robert Earl Keen kicked off the 30th season of Mountain Stage last year with his song "Who Do Man." This also marked Keen's tenth appearance on the show.

Nine efficiency style apartments in the Vanity Fair space at the Cabell-Huntington Coalition for the Homeless receive heating and air conditioning units, Morgan County writer Jeanne Mozier stays busy with two projects--a release of her travel guide 'Way Out in West Virginia'  and a fictionalize account of a Senate campaign more than 20 years ago, and storyteller Karen Vuranch shares a favorite Christmas time story.

R.E.M. "Likes" Recent Mountain Stage Documentary

Dec 17, 2013

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R.E.M. “likes” recent radio documentary, posts it on the band’s website

The Energy Corporation of America considers building a class two injection well in Preston County near Deckers Creek, The Countess of Carnarvon talks about her new book and the real Downton Abbey in anticipation of the premiere of the show's fourth season, and the Womack brothers discuss West Virginia Music Hall of Fame gospel-rock inductees, The Swan Silvertones.

West Virginia Morning
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West Virginia University Chief Diversity Officer David Fryson remembers Charleston social activist Leon Sullivan, WVU begins a partnership with a University in China to promote exchanges in language, culture and business,  and Beckley actress, playwright, and historian Karen Vuranch reads "Christmas in the Appalachian Mountains" by Richard Madison.

Brian Blauser

Before a newly formed legislative committee begins to meet, Speaker of the House Tim Miley and a group of legislators plan a tour around the state to learn from small business owners and entrepreneurs, members of the Cabell County Board of Education tour the new Huntington East Middle School before it opens in January, Book Lovers of Charleston celebrate 90 years, and The Steep Canyon Rangers perform "Tell The Ones I Love" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

Brian Blauser

We hope you can tune in this weekend for another all-new episode of Mountain Stage with bluegrass phenoms The Steep Canyon Rangers, west African guitarslinger Vieux Farka Toure, Australian stringband The Greencards, alt-country pioneer Robbie Fulks, and Minnesota-based singer-songwriter Mason Jennings

Tune in this Sunday at 2 pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on over one of 130 across America.

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Lawmakers continue to address the issue of student achievement with new or updated programs, a Marshall University professor investigates how power outages affect the elderly, our friends at Traveling 219 bring us a report on Tucker County clock maker Doyle Kisner, and jazz pianist Bob Thompson takes his holiday tradition, 'Joy To The World' on the road around West Virginia for the first time.

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A Select House Committee focused on issues related to crimes against children plans to introduce four bills to the full legislature, parents of children with special needs form a support group, E. Gordon Gee returns to West Virginia University as the Interim President, and a non-profit research organization outlines who owns property in the state.

Brian Blauser

Bluegrass band The Steep Canyon Rangers appear on this week's premier broadcast of Mountain Stage, fresh off their Grammy award-winning collaborations with Steve Martin. Here they perform the title track from their latest album, "Tell The Ones I Love."

West Virginia Morning
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The legislature takes a closer look at how the state handles the purchasing of technology and broadband infrastructure, Builder Levy returns to Appalachia to document the changes since he first photographed the region in the '60s, Tim O'Brien is not only a Grammy nominee but also a recent inductee of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

Kristi George named director of radio

Dec 9, 2013

Contact Shawn Patterson or (304) 556-4908

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Charleston, W.Va. – December 9, 2013 –  West Virginia Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce that Kristi George has joined the organization as director of radio. She began on Nov. 1.
George replaces James Muhammad who left the organization last spring.

McDowell County ranks the lowest in the country for life expectancy for men and women, Concord University students remember loved ones taken by cancer, plumbing and pipe fitting trades grow because of the natural gas boom, and Martinsburg High School makes history by bringing home their fourth state football title in as many years.

Josh Saul

West Virginia University's Board of Governors approves two motions to find a replacement for soon-to-be departing President Jim Clements, a private company bids to house the state's prisoners at an out of state facility, a preview on this weekend's high school football championship games, and Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott perform "It All Comes Down to Love" on this Mountain Stage song of the week.

Brian Blauser

This week's all new episode of Mountain Stage was recorded on the campus of East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. You'll hear a set from roots music superduo Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott. You'll also hear bluegrass and indie folk darling Sarah Jarosz make her first appearance on Mountain Stage, along with sets from two of today's most remarkable string bands: The Deadly Gentlemen and Old Man Luedecke.

The Salem Industrial Home For Youth has transitioned to a rehabilitation facility for adult males, the Marshall University Thundering Herd football team sets to battle the Rice Owls for the C-USA Championship despite controversy over who should've had home field advantage, a competition at Fairmont University focuses on robotics, and West Virginia native and country music star Homer Bailes passes away at the age of 91.

Josh Saul

Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott are two of roots music's most formidable singer-songwriters in their own right, but when they join forces, the results are nothing less than spectacular. Here they perform "It All Comes Down to Love," from their latest collaboration, Memories and Moments.

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin visits a Macy's fulfillment center in Berkeley on Cyber Monday, the second part of a story on the battle over the Fairfax Stone on the West Virginia/Maryland border, and West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inductee Melvin Goins speaks about his upbringing in the state and his career that took him elsewhere.

West Virginia Morning
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Students at South Charleston High School build a satellite to be launched into space, a look at some specifics of the debate over the natural gas industry, and the history of the West Virginia/Maryland border battle over who owns the Fairfax Stone.

Special New Year's Programming for Radio Fans

Nov 30, 2013

Mark your calendars for these special programs  from West Virginia Public Radio. We'll help you celebrate the year than was and  ring in the new one.

Let us know what you think about these shows! Go to our Facebook page, tweet us or e-mail

New Year's Eve

9 a.m. -- Inside Appalachia Year in Review

10 a.m. -- Former Governors Caperton and Wise on the Future of Education