Caitlin Tan

The People Who Brewed Craft Beer Before It Was Cool

Peanut butter stouts, guava sours, hazy double IPAs, pomegranate ales – these are just a few experimental beers to come out of the craft beer craze in recent years. According to the National Brewer’s Association , this expanding industry started in the 1990s but didn’t gain momentum until 2010, making it relatively new. Today there are more than 7,000 commercial breweries in the country.

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Tristen Marie Gaspadarek, or just Tristen, is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville.
Chris Sikich / www.sikichphotography.com

Tristen: A Good Obsession

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Farmers Across Appalachia Get New Customers Through Craft Beer Craze

People in Appalachia have made spirits for hundreds of years. Some people even say Appalachians are among the best at making whiskey and moonshine. But this history is sometimes coupled with negative stereotypes. Outsiders have long portrayed Appalachians as dangerous, lawless moonshiners.

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Charleston's Yeager Airport
e-WV / WV Humanitites Council

Authorities at a West Virginia airport say a passenger's carry-on bag ignited as it was going through a security checkpoint.

courtesy PETA

Three young pigs who were involved in vehicle accidents are being honored with a billboard - sponsored by PETA, the animal rights organization. The billboard is located off Interstate 64 Westbound near the Cross Lanes Exit.


Tristen: A Good Obsession

Jun 13, 2019
Tristen Marie Gaspadarek, or just Tristen, is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville.
Chris Sikich / www.sikichphotography.com

I saw Tristen and her band on Mountain Stage on June 16, 2017 and was duly impressed. I love singers with a little grit in their voice and Tristen has that, plus a lyrical purity and range. When she wants to imbue her lyrics with a delicate vulnerability or a outright aggressiveness, it flows out with ease.

For example, Glass Jar reveals its layers of meaning by her vocal inflections. First, the verse is sung with almost a sweet innocence:

Ben Curtis / AP Photo

Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2019 at 4:05 p.m.

A Morgantown drag performer who told police they were attacked over Memorial Day weekend has filed paperwork to discontinue an investigation into the incident. Local police say they found inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account of the incident and are following up on the matter.

West Virginia Department of Education

The West Virginia Department of Education and its Simulated Workplace Initiatives are connecting students to careers with the training the receive in their Career and Technical Education programs.  Four students graduating from their respective programs this year are heading directly to work at the Dutch Miller Automotive Group. 

Coal companies controlled by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice have agreed to a settlement covering millions of dollars in overdue property taxes in four eastern Kentucky counties: Harlan, Knott, Magoffin, and Pike.

West Virginia Morning
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear the final story in our series on breastfeeding, the second part of a two-part series on water infrastructure issues in Kentucky, and we hear a discussion with singer-songwriter Tristen Marie Gaspadarek.

Brian Blauser/ Mountain Stage

Our Song of the Week comes from acclaimed Nashville singer and songwriter Kim Richey, along with her band and San Francisco's Chuck Prophet, who was a guest on this episode and also appears on Richey's new album "Edgeland."

This Week in West Virginia History.
e-wv, The West Virginia Encyclopedia online.

On June 13, 1861, a committee led by John Carlile of Clarksburg presented a Declaration of Rights of the People of Virginia to the Second Wheeling Convention.

The convention was the first major step toward West Virginia statehood, and the declaration is perhaps the most significant document in our state’s history.

Photo courtesy of West Virginia and Regional History Center

West Virginia University researchers recently completed a year-long project exploring the history of a coal community in Monongalia County, using photos and oral history to create an exhibit.


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