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StoryCorps recently visited Charleston, West Virginia to help over 100 people record their stories. One of the conversations recorded was between Mountain Stage Host Larry Groce and jazz musician Bob Thompson. Thompson grew up in New York City, but moved to West Virginia in the 60s to attend college at West Virginia State. 


On this West Virginia Morning, we’ll hear from a young woman who shares one of the most difficult experiences she’s faced – losing a loved one to a drug overdose; a conversation about loss, faith, and love as we continue hearing the conversations recorded by StoryCorps in West Virginia.

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Will Laird visited the StoryCorps air stream with his kids, nine-year-old Liam and six-year-old Conrad. The brothers asked Will about his childhood and the reason their parents pick their names.

You can hear this conversation and more on Tuesday, October 2 at 5:30 p.m. at the Walker Theater in the Clay Center in downtown Charleston.

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We’ve teamed up with StoryCorps and Georgetown University’s American Pilgrimage Project for this episode about faith in Appalachia.

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On West Virginia Morning, President Trump has proposed a 20 percent cut in funding for agriculture, just as farmers and food banks have partnered to provide fresh produce to the poor and we’ll hear another conversation about religious faith and cultural identity.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

New Pa. Ethane Plant Seeks to Keep Existing Status

Feb 7, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, in Pennsylvania, Shell is building a new ethane cracker plant but the company has asked regulators to consider it an existing plant to avoid new pollution rules and we’ll hear a conversation about helping the homeless from two students at Wheeling Jesuit University.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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Nicholas Cochran, 27, and Uneeke Ferguson, 21, are students at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling, West Virginia, where they volunteer at a catholic worker home.

They discussed their childhood experiences with homelessness growing up in inner city Baltimore and Marietta, Ohio, and how volunteering has changed their views on the homeless population.

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On West Virginia Morning, a ten percent tax credit helps restore historic structures in the state, but a group says that’s not enough and they are lobbying to increase it and our collaborative series with StoryCorps continues with a conversation about faith between an elderly man and his pastor.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

A Conversation About Faith and Friendship

Jan 18, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, a conversation on faith and friendship between an Episcopalian, a Muslim and a Rabbi.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, reporter Glynis Board profiles Wilbur Ross.  President-elect Trump’s choice to lead the Department of Commerce has a history in the Ohio Valley and we’ll re-visit a conversation between two pastors who reflect on Dr. Martin Luther King Junior.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

Volunteers Use Phone App to Pick Up Unused Food

Jan 11, 2017
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On West Virginia Morning, another installment of our series on faith in West Virginia in collaboration with the folks at StoryCorps and from Pittsburgh, a non-profit is finding success with a new phone app called the Uber for unused food.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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We’ve teamed up with StoryCorps and Georgetown University’s American Pilgrimage Project for this episode about faith in Appalachia.

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This month, we're hearing a series of interviews about religious faith and cultural identity in West Virginia. John Simmons grew up on the West Side of Charleston and is now a pastor in a church there.  But a few years ago he heard a calling that would take him and his family to northern Thailand for Christian missionary work for four years.  In this interview, John's wife Lisa asks him to reflect on the family's time there and what it meant to him and his faith.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting and StoryCorps have teamed up for a series of conversations about religious faith told by West Virginians. We'll be bringing you these conversations over the next few weeks.

In this interview, we hear from a woman who describes her relationship with God as "complicated". Patience Deweese was interviewed by her 18-year-old daughter Keturah, who was interested in finding out about her mother's time as a Jehovah's witness and how her faith has evolved over time.

StoryCorps: One Woman's Faith Journey

Dec 7, 2016
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On West Virginia Morning, the state’s 8 Regional Education Service Agencies may be on the chopping block by the new legislature and we continue our series of interviews in partnership with StoryCorps about religious faith.

That’s on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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On West Virginia Morning, we begin a new series from our colleagues at StoryCorps with West Virginians talking about their religious faith and in Pittsburgh, the camera car operated by Google is not only mapping neighborhoods – it’s also looking for methane leaks from gas pipelines under the city.

These stories on West Virginia Morning from West Virginia Public Broadcasting – telling West Virginia’s story.

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West Virginia Public Broadcasting and StoryCorps have teamed up for a series of conversations about religious faith told by West Virginians. We'll be bringing you these conversations over the next few weeks. We begin the series with Ronald English and James Patterson. Both men are ministers in Charleston. They also share the experience of challenging racism during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and '60s.

Last year over 50,000  folks sat around the Thanksgiving table and captured some family history.  This year encourage your students, friends and family members to do the same.  Leave a "Key" For Future Historians & StudentsRecording with the StoryCorps app is about sitting down with someone you care about, asking them a few important questions about the life they have lived, and then listening.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen is a national education project that empowers high school students to create an oral history of the contemporary United States by recording an interview with an elder over Thanksgiving weekend using the StoryCorps App.

Interviews are entered into the StoryCorps archive at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress and on StoryCorps.me where they become an invaluable resource for future historians and provide families with a priceless piece of personal history.