Special New Year's Programming for Radio Fans

Mark your calendars for these special programs  from West Virginia Public Radio. We’ll help you celebrate the year than was and  ring in the new one.

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New Year’s Eve

9 a.m. — Inside Appalachia Year in Review

10 a.m. — Former Governors Caperton and Wise on the Future of Education

11 a.m. — West Virginia @ 150: a radio documentary on our sesquicentennial that explores the state’s rich cultural diversity and how the state’s history and other characteristics shaped today’s West Virginians.

Noon — Inspiring West Virginians: profiles of West Virginians from humble beginnings who contribute nationally to science, technology, engineering, math, and business.

1 p.m. — The Vietnam Veterans Memorial from Studio 360: a beautiful and moving story about how the memorial came to be, and why it means so much to so many.

2 p.m. — Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year’s Edition 2013 — Help roast 2013 to a crisp with the Capitol Steps and their annual year-in-review awards ceremony.  It’s all in this hour-long special, “Politics Takes a Holiday!”  It’s been a great year for job creation…although of course many of the jobs created were for comedians!

3 p.m. — Mountain Stage at 30: A Radio Retrospective — In this hour-long radio special, you’ll hear how the show came to be, its rise to a national program, and examine what it is that makes Mountain Stage mean so much to the artists who have performed on the show and the audience it reaches.

4 p.m. — Mountain Stage’s 800th Show: 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.

6 p.m. — Sidetracks: West Virginia’s 150th Birthday in music

8 p.m. — The Long Game: The Battle for the Direction of the Classroom. This new radio documentary from Trey Kay (producer of “The Great Textbook War”) delves into the culture war battles over public school curriculum content in Texas.

9 p.m. — Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday New Year’s Edition 2013

New Year’s Day

5 a.m. — The Moth Radio Hour

6 a.m. — State of the ReUnion: Hospitals

7 a.m. — Burn: The Energy Journal, Rising Seas

8 a.m. — The Unconventionals

9 a.m. — Song Travel with Michael Feinstien and Friends

10 a.m. — Woodsongs Radio

11 a.m. — History of Classical Music

Noon —  New Year’s Day from Vienna 2014 — Direct from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, it’s the most popular classical music concert in the world! This year, Franz Welser-Möst leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic, featuring the waltzes, marches, gallops of the Strauss family and much more.  Laura Carlo hosts.

2 p.m. — Dream Farm Cafe

3 p.m. — On Point

4 p.m. — Diane Rehm

5 p.m. — Value This

6 p.m. — Big Picture Science

7 p.m. — Travel with Rick Steves

8 p.m. — America’s Test Kitchen

9 p.m. — From the Top