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Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:32:10 GMT
After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go. As massive walkouts over teacher salaries and school funding inspired many teachers to run for office, Urie was among at least 36 current and former educators on the ballot for the legislature in Kentucky. Two-thirds of them lost.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 17:06:40 GMT
It took a few weeks for Hannan High School principal Karen Oldham to realize her school might have made history. She was so busy with the day-to-day grind of running the small, rural Mason County school that it didn’t cross her mind, until an elderly alumnus brought it to her attention.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:39:33 GMT
A report from the West Virginia legislative auditor’s office says the Federal Emergency Management Agency has penalized the state for not complying with grant requirements.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 15:28:31 GMT
Mountain Stage with Larry Groce will return to the campus of Ohio University on Sunday April 7, 2019 as guests of OU Performing Arts in partnership with our affiliate station WOUB . Performing at the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium April 7 with be The Lone Bellow , who asked to reschedule their appearance from November 11 due to a family matter. More guests will be announced soon. Mountain Stage is working with Ticketfly to issue refunds for tickets purchased online to the November 11 show. Each request has to be approved individually so we appreciate your patience as we work through the refund process. If you haven't already, please reach out to Ticketfly customer service via e-mail or by phone at 877.987.6487 to start the process. If you purchased your tickets at Taylor Books please send an e-mail to redeem for a future show. More information on the show can be found here , and full ticketing details are available on our Live Show Schedule . Mountain Stage with Larry
Mon, 12 Nov 2018 04:30:44 GMT
A West Virginia state senator and Army veteran who lost a bid for congress in the 2018 midterms now has his sights set on running for president in 2020. According to a statement of organization filed with the Federal Election Commission , Richard Ojeda has established a campaign committee to run for the nation’s highest office as a Democrat.
Sun, 11 Nov 2018 00:16:19 GMT
Suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry has stepped down following a nearly year-long scandal and a federal conviction. His resignation from the bench comes just days before lawmakers were again set to consider the embattled justice’s impeachment.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:56:48 GMT
The U.S. Department of Energy named a new director of the agency’s National Energy Technology Laboratory. The new director, Brian Anderson, comes from West Virginia University’s Energy Institute.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:36:18 GMT
Marshall University has announced a $25 million gift to the Lewis College of Business from Intuit Chairman and CEO Brad D. Smith and his wife.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 21:12:48 GMT
Gov. Jim Justice has called a special session of the West Virginia Legislature to again consider the impeachment of suspended state Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry. Lawmakers will return to the matter Tuesday. They will already be in Charleston for their monthly interim committee meetings.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 20:17:58 GMT
This is a developing story and may be updated. Following Tuesday’s midterm election, Kanawha County election officials have announced that more than 1,700 ballots may have not yet been counted. Technical issues with voting machines could affect vote totals at 20 precincts across the county, including locations in Elkview, Clendenin, Pinch and Kanawha City. County election officials made the announcement at a Friday news conference.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:30:00 GMT
On today’s show, we’ll hear from people who write novels, short stories and newspaper articles, each one telling Appalachia’s story in his or her own way.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 16:02:02 GMT
Thanks to our colleauges at VuHaus and the video production department at West Virginia Public Broadcasting , we are offering a live video webcast of THIS SUNDAY'S Mountain Stage from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 15:55:29 GMT
The way you read the results of the midterm election might depend on where you live. In California, candidates were rewarded for opposing President Trump -- critics like California’s new Gov. Gavin Newsom won big. But in West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin was returned to office while siding with the president on key issues. What's going on?
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 14:59:30 GMT
Due to a family emergency The Lone Bellow have asked to reschedule their performance on Mountain Stage and are unable to appear this Sunday, November 11. A mutually agreeable date to reschedule the The Lone Bellow will be announced later. Will Hoge has been added to the line-up for this Sunday's show at the Culture Center Theater, which also features River Whyless, Martha Scanlan, Royal Wood and Morgantown, WV's Hello June. The Grammy-nominated songwriter Hoge will be performing a solo set with songs from his newly released album “ My American Dream .” Tickets are still available at Taylor Books in downtown Charleston and online . Ticket holders for November 11 that wish to redeem their ticket for a rescheduled appearance by The Lone Bellow should e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and place of purchase. We will contact you about transferring your ticket to the newly scheduled date as soon as possible. In other live show news, our January 27 recording with Greensky Bluegrass
Fri, 09 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, here are two messages you can read from the midterm elections: candidates in California were rewarded for opposing President Trump -- critics like California’s new Gov. Gavin Newsom won big. But in a red state like West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin was returned to office for, some say, embracing the president and siding with him on key issues. So how did we get here? Cherry Glazer of KCRW in California speaks with West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Trey Kay in the latest episode of “Red State Blue State”, our weekly chat between Trump Country and the Blue Bubble.
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 13:00:00 GMT
On this West Virginia Morning, the mid-term election is behind us, but the implications of the election will be with us for some time. So news director Jesse Wright asked long-time West Virginia Morning contributor Dr. Robert Rupp, a professor of history and political science at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, to put this election in historical context and talk about what it might mean for the next state legislative session.
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 12:00:00 GMT
Bit Logic is the latest album from road-tested, blue-collar rockers Bottle Rockets, who have been visiting Mountain Stage since 1995.
Thu, 08 Nov 2018 08:38:00 GMT
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 20:38:02 GMT
The “Blue Wave” that broke in some midterm races around the country hit a “Red Wall” in the Ohio Valley, and while the Democrats will take control of the House in Washington, the partisan makeup of the Congressional delegations for Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia remain unchanged. In the region’s two Senate races, Democrats managed to hold on to Senate seats in Ohio and West Virginia, states that voted for President Trump two years ago. In House races, some deeply red parts of the region saw very competitive races in areas where voters went heavily for Trump in 2016, but no House seats "flipped" party control in the three states. Ohio Valley ReSource data reporter Alexandra Kanik created these maps to provide a comparison of the 2018 and 2016 election outcomes in the region and to provide some insight into how the vote relates to the socioeconomic conditions in the region. The county-by-county data show the vote results compared to some important indicators, such as poverty,
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 15:24:26 GMT
Researchers say science makes it clear that there's a direct, systematic way we should be teaching kids to read. But lots of people discount the science of reading. They say teaching kids to sound out words is boring, and kids will learn to read naturally if they're read to and exposed to lots of books. This is more of an angry argument than a polite debate. It's been raging for years. And there's a lot at stake. Millions of American adults are not proficient readers.