On this West Virginia Morning, Shepherdstown and Romney both lay claim to being the oldest town in West Virginia – but there’s some confusion as to which town is actually correct. Shepherd Snyder spoke to Appalachian historian and Shepherd University professor Benjamin Bankhurst about why the answer is more complicated than it appears.
Mountain Stage After Midnight: John Gorka, LOW, Trampled by Turtles
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To say that Mountain Stage is excited about returning to Grand Marais this September? Total.Understatement.
In honor of our upcoming Minnesota trip, this weekend’s #MSAM takes place at the North House Folk School.
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.
Join us this Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23 for Mountain Stage After Midnight, where we’ll hear…
… a 2011 Grand Marais show featuring John Gorka, Cheryl Wheeler, Michael Johnson, Linday Mac, Pat Donohus & Mary Flowers.
… and a 2012 Grand Marais show featuring Trampled by Turtles, LOW and Barbara Jean Minnesota (feat. Peter Himmelman).
For his ongoing series Getting Into Their Reality: Caring For Aging Parents, he spoke with Chris Schneider, the director of communications for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, about how to celebrate Mother’s Day when mom has dementia.
West Virginia-born fiddler Phillip Bowen writes songs that reflect love for the place he calls home. His descriptions of the people and places from his childhood touch the ear and heart like a sentimental postcard. But he’s also willing to share songs that remember those who’ve been marginalized or forgotten.
On this West Virginia Morning, we travel two years back in time to 2021, when Inside Appalachia asked the question, “What is Appalachia?” Recently, the show received email responses from students in a writing class taught by Debra Nickles at Ohio University Chillicothe. Inside Appalachia host Mason Adams spoke with Nickles and her class about the assignment, which sparked a conversation about regional identity.