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
Our radio audiences will hear all new episodes starting this Friday, September 6, on more than 220 NPR stations. Tune in this week for an immensely entertaining show featuring modern folk duo The Milk Carton Kids, whose powerful songwriting is matched only by their humorous in between song banter. We’ll hear the incomparable energy and sweetness of Steve Poltz, songwriting vet Griffin House, avant-folk songwriter Vera Sola, and modern-pop string trio Twisted Pine. Find out where you can listen here.
As we continue into autumn you’ll hear more great live performances by the likes of Steve Earle & The Dukes, Alsarah & the Nubatones, John Pizzarelli Trio, Catherine Russell, Devotchka and many more. View the entire Broadcast Schedule here.
We’ll also welcome our guest host Kathy Mattea four times in the upcoming season. You can hear Kathy hosting with Steve Earle & the Dukes starting September 13 and in October you’ll hear our all-lady lineup with Beth Nielsen Chapman, Erin Rae, Carrie Newcomer, Lillie Mae and Lisa Mednick Powell.
Meanwhile, you still have two chances to see Kathy guest host in person when we record on September 15 with Shawn Colvin, Lucy Kaplansky and more, and October 27 she helps us welcome Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams and Cris Jacobs. These shows will also be broadcast later this fall as part of our new season. Check out our entire Live Show Schedule for a chance to help us make radio here in the Mountain State.
Stations around the country will be entering on-air fund drives soon, and we made a special episode to help entice listeners to support their public radio stations. Our host Larry Groce dug deep into our archive to bring you “The Class of 1989.” This special edition features live sets from many influential artists who appeared on Mountain Stage for the first time that seminal year; Dr. John, Mose Allison, June Tabor, Lucinda Williams, David Grisman, Daniel Lanois, Rick Danko & Garth Hudson and Taj Mahal among them. We know you’ll enjoy the program and hope you’ll be motivated to renew or increase your membership.
Keep your eyes on our podcast feed for new episodes starting Tuesday, September 17, and be sure to sign-up for our e-mail newsletter for the latest updates on live shows and radio happenings. You can peek behind the scenes on our Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages too.
Thank you for supporting Mountain Stage however you can, and we hope you’ll go out and hear some live music wherever you are, just as soon as you can.