On this West Virginia Morning, Willie Carver was Kentucky’s teacher of the year in 2021, but as a gay man, he and some of his students were harassed. So, in 2022, he resigned from Montgomery County High School. Last summer, he released Gay Poems for Red States. The book earned praise and helped turn Carver into a much-followed, outspoken voice on social media. Bill Lynch caught up with Carver.
Broadcast from 1am-5am Saturday and Sunday mornings here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Mountain Stage After Midnight takes the best episodes from the show’s 32 year history and shares their memories and songs with our late-night listeners.
Tune in this Saturday July 11 and Sunday July 12 for some great tunes on Mountain Stage After Midnight.
We’ll hear an October 2006 show, recorded at the Creative Arts Center on the campus of West Virginia University. It includes Guster, Larry Coryell, The Slip (now known as The Barr Brothers), Miho Hatori and Hazmat Modine.
We’ll also hear a September 2007 show featuring Suzy Bogguss, Anais Mitchell, Lucky Tomblin Band, Eleni Mandell and Sylvie Lewis.
Amy Ray returns to Mountain Stage on this week’s encore broadcast, along with her band, New York trio The Lone Bellow, progressive banjo player Alison Brown, slide guitar master and banjo champion Tony Furtado, and Nova Scotia folk group Villages. This episode was recorded at the People's Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio with guest host Larry Groce.
On this episode of The Legislature Today, lawmakers have introduced bills this session that they say protect single-sex spaces. Advocates with LGBTQ rights organizations, though, say the legislation follows a pattern of singling out transgender people for discrimination.