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Brian Blauser

This week's premiere broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce features the banjo-clad indie pop of Thao & The Get Down Stay Down. Roots rock heroes The Bottle Rockets close out the show with some new songs and old favorites like "Thousand Dollar Car" and "Radar Gun." Kentucky native and cello master Ben Sollee fuses chamber pop, hip hop, classical, and jazz.

West Virginia Morning - October 17, 2013

Oct 17, 2013
Ashton Marra

On this WV Morning, the state continues to gain more interest in home-grown food; WVU students get a crack at testing cutting edge technology; and the  30th annual West Virginia International Film Festival opens in Charleston. Those stories and more.

Bottle Rockets - "Big Lotsa Love"

Oct 17, 2013
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Brian Blauser

Roots rock heroes The Bottle Rockets return to Mountain Stage with a love song - and a story - inspired by a new guitar, and frontman Brian Henneman's wife's favorite discount shopping location.

Find your local affiliate and listen to the entire show this week.

Beth Vorhees

West Virginia Public Radio's part time classical music announcer, Frank Stowers, was among the 2013 class of inductees into the West Virginia Broadcasting Hall of Fame on October 12.

The remaining eight inductees are: Jack Kane, Ralph Allen, Charles Baily, Shirly "Kitty" Bocock, the late Tom Hicks, Kay Murray, Emil Varney and George Woody. 

West Virginia Morning - October 16, 2013

Oct 16, 2013
Billy Owens as pictured in the yearbook from 1954.
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On this WV Morning, cutting edge technology at local parks is an idea most wouldn’t believe; Clark Davis reports on park WIFI in Huntington. Also, Concord University is partnering with a school from the land down under to learn more about Australian culture, and Jessica Lilly has a report on the first African American student and athlete at Concord University. And as Cecelia Mason reports, the WVU Medical School’s Eastern Division is trying to fill a void in doctor education through a new class called Med Chef.

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West Virginia Public Radio Presents is broadcast Thursdays at 9 p.m. and features a variety of insightful programs that explore life, politics, and culture in and around the Mountain State.

Produced by Larry Groce (host of Mountain Stage) these three one-hour programs  dramatize five of the short stories from G.D. McNeill’s book, "The Last Forest."

West Virginia Morning - October 15, 2013

Oct 15, 2013

On this WV Morning, Ashton Marra reports on Senator Joe Manchin's ideas on how to get the government funded, and Glynis Board brings us a feature on the first annual WV tatto expo. Those stories and more!

West Virginia Morning - October 14, 2013

Oct 14, 2013

On this WV Morning, Ben Adducchio talks about the importance of science with David Pogue, a columnist for the New York Times who also works as the host of the PBS program Nova Science Now. Also, Grand Canyon woes and how the National Park Service is effected by the federal shutdown. Plus, take a ride on the railroad in a Traveling 219 special about a tourist train run by the Durbin & Greenbrier Railroad.

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Compressed natural gas is a hard sell despite all the drilling.

West Virginia native John Nash continues to inspire.

Traditional music lovers will soon be able to own The 1928 Johnson City Sessions.

And we take a trip to the quiet zone in West Virginia, shhhh.

The Law Works - Social Media & Employment

Oct 11, 2013

Are you active on Facebook, on Twitter, Pinterest, or other forms of social media? They can be fun. They can keep you in touch. They can be dangerous.  Attorney C. David Morrison joins host Dan Ringer to talk about Social Media and Employment on this episode of The Law Works.

This episode premiers October 17, 2013 at 8:30pm on WV PBS.

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Bill Monroe on Mountain Stage 1989
Mountain Stage

This week's special broadcast from the Mountain Stage archives looks back to 1989, when we were joined by the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe. Here he plays what many consider to be his signature tune, "Uncle Pen."

Find your local affiliate and listen to the entire show this week.

On this West Virginia Morning, Sen. Joe Manchin calls for an investigation into the Food & Drug Administration, more federal charges are brought against officials in Mingo County, Fayette County Schools talk consolidation with the state Board of Education and more.

Imagine this -- you hold in your hand the keys to a new sports car. You open the door, ease into the seats, and breathe in.

This is how I feel about our website. It's shiny and fast, and definitely has that new car smell.

With help from NPR Digital, we've created this new platform with a new address: wvpublic.org. Why wvpublic? Well, it's easier to say than our old address, and it reflects our mission: we belong to you, the public. This is YOUR website.

Mountain Stage, founded in 1983, is celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. The show recently recorded it's land-mark 800th episode. A capacity crowd at the Clay Center was in attendance to see performances by folk-singer Ani DiFranco, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Dave Mason, California rockers Dawes and the high-energy, horn-driven Brooklyn group Red Baraat. WV Public Radio listeners can hear the entire show Sunday November 10 at 2pm. 

Scared to Write a Note

Oct 3, 2013
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Thumbing through a copy of Opera News, an article on opera composer Ricky Ian Gordon revealed some very provocative words:

"The twentieth century is littered with a lot of composers who were terrorized out of writing what they heard-out of writing in ...their authentic voice. There was such a critical backlash against...tonal music. I mean you could write...you were just laughed off the map."

Beth Vorhees / WV Public Radio

June 20, 2013 · West Virginia is the only state in the Union that was created as a direct result of the Civil War. When war broke out in 1861 and Virginia seceded from the Union, some living in that state’s western regions saw it as an opportunity to break away and create a new state.

 

Sting Goes Broadway

Sep 19, 2013
Yancho Sabev

  Sting is a musical icon of mine. That being stated, it pains me to recognize that his solo work is a largely uneven affair ranging from the sublime to the outright dreadful. The first couple of albums were full of fire and conviction. Listen to those albums and Sting sounds like he's singing for his life.

"After Midnight" finale from Mountain Stage

Sep 18, 2013

The Mountain Stage finale is always something special and something that you often don't hear on the radio broadcast of the show. 

We were lucky enough to have a camera at a recent Mountain Stage and we captured this nice version of JJ Cale's "After Midnight". Cale performed on Mountain Stage in 1996 and recently passed away.

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