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Exploring Pittsburgh's Role In Appalachia And Jazz Singer Holly Cole Has Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning

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On this West Virginia Morning, when people ask, “What is Appalachia?” you tend to hear different views. It depends on who you ask and where you are. Take for instance Pittsburgh, which is Appalachia’s largest city. We explore the city’s role in the region.

Also, in this show, Canadian jazz singer Holly Cole has made five appearances on the Mountain Stage since 1992. Artistic director Larry Groce chose her 2009 performance of “Maybe This Christmas,” from this week’s special holiday edition of Mountain Stage, as our Song of the Week.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

Appalachia Health News is a project of West Virginia Public Broadcasting with support from Charleston Area Medical Center and Marshall Health.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Curtis Tate, David Adkins, Eric Douglas, Jessica Lilly, June Leffler, Liz McCormick, Roxy Todd and Shepherd Snyder.

Andrea Billups is our news director. Eric Douglas is our producer.

Teresa Wills and Chuck Anziulewicz are our hosts.

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