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Quitting Smoking While Pregnant Reduces Risk of Preterm Birth, Study Finds

A new study found that when pregnant moms quit smoking during pregnancy – especially early in pregnancy – their babies are less likely to be born preterm.

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Opioid Recovery in Appalachia's Ground Zero

For this episode, Trey speaks with Caitlin Esch, a reporter for The Uncertain Hour podcast, which is produced from the Wealth and Poverty Desk at APM’s Marketplace. They’ve produced a series that examines the history of the so-called “War on Drugs.”

Within this series, Caitlin shines a light on the opioid crisis playing out in Appalachia -- “ground zero” for the nation’s current addiction problems. Several years ago, Caitlin was in Wise County, Virginia reporting about the...

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Cecelia Mason

The West Virginia Board of Education is pledging not to share students' personal information with anyone outside the system.
     The move was codified with a resolution passed at the board's regular meeting this week and will eventually become policy.
     The Charleston Daily Mail reports that the action was taken in large part to appease those are concerned with West Virginia's adoption of the national Common Core standards for education.

Oklahoma! starring Hugh Jackman from Great Performances

Nov 15, 2013
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Tonight 9 p.m. to Midnight on WV PBS

Great news for Hollywood and Broadway fans: Hugh Jackman—who recently starred in the worldwide hit film version of Les Misérables— can be seen again in his breakout musical role as cowpoke Curly in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!,” Friday, Nov. 15 at 9 p.m. on West Virginia PBS.

This Great Performances is part of the PBS Arts Fall Festival.

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The Marshall and Huntington communities remember the 75 that lost their lives in a place crash on November 14, 1970, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame inducts a new class on Saturday, Classical Music host Jim Lange speaks with a guest maestro for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, and Jesse Winchester performs "That's What Makes You Strong" on this Mountain Stage Song of the Week.

The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame will induct its latest class of notable musicians Saturday, November 16.  West Virginia PBS and West Virginia Public Radio will air the ceremony live from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston at 8 p.m. Executive Director Michael Lipton considers the induction ceremony and the short video bios about the artists being inducted as historical documents that highlight the diverse array of musical styles for which West Virginia is known.

Marshall University and the Huntington community remembered those who perished in the 1970 plane crash Thursday. The event marked the 43rd anniversary of the crash that killed 75, players, coaches, and members of the university and surrounding communities.

Each year on November 14 members of the Marshall Community gather on plaza surrounding the Memorial Fountain.

Will W.Va. Get an Ethane Cracker Plant?

Nov 14, 2013
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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin announced this afternoon that a Brazilian petrochemical company, Odebrecht, has chosen a site in Wood County to explore the possible location of an ethane cracker plant and three polyethlene plants. 

The governor was disappointed when Shell announced a few years ago it was choosing Pennsylvania over West Virginia for a cracker plant.  And he’s wanted one ever since.

New WordGirl app builds super-hero vocabulary skills

Kids train to be a superhero alongside WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in the brand new WordGirl Superhero Training App now available for iPad and Android tablets!

Another county in Southern West Virginia is now recognized as a high drug trafficking area. Congressman Nick Rahall announced the federal label today. The title means the County is eligible to receive additional Federal resources to further the coordination and development of drug control efforts.

Brian Blauser

Recorded live on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown, this week's Mountain Stage broadcast features iconic singer-songwriter Jesse Winchester, Pistol Annies member Ashley Monroe, Bombadil, the John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band, and Scott Miller with fiddler Rayna Gellert.

Listen Sunday at 2pm on West Virginia Public Radio, or on one of over 130 public radio stations around America.

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Many try - but Jesse Winchester is among the elite group of songwriters who can truly captivate an audience with just his words, his voice, and an acoustic guitar. Here he performs "That's What Makes You Strong" in front of an entranced Morgantown audience, from this week's premier broadcast of Mountain Stage with Larry Groce.


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WVPB’s ‘Inside Appalachia’ intensifies focus on folklife, arts, culture

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – West Virginia Public Broadcasting has launched a new program that will help support journalists as they tell the real stories of Appalachians and expand the focus of its award-winning "Inside Appalachia" radio and podcast program to include even more emphasis on folklife, arts and culture, announced Chuck Roberts, executive director and CEO of West Virginia Public Broadcasting

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