On this West Virginia Morning, book deserts are places without nearby libraries or bookstores, which can be very hard for children just learning to read. Morgantown High School senior Rania Zuri is trying to fight that and bring books to kids in West Virginia. Inside Appalachia’s Mason Adams spoke with her.Continue Reading Take Me to More News
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. Energetic string band The Howlin’ Brothers make their first visit to the show, and electric lap steel guitar players The Slide Brothers bring their church-bread style of playing to the airwaves.
Listen this Sunday at 2 pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 stations across the country.