Executive director to speak at Martinsburg City Club

Nov 15, 2013

Image from the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids"
Credit Jezza Neumann

Speaking Event: Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Noon at Historic McFarland House

Community Forum: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 5:30-8 p.m. at WVU Health Sciences Center

West Virginia Public Broadcasting's executive director Scott Finn will be the featured speaker at the Martinsburg City Club meeting this Wednesday at noon at the Historic McFarland House, 409 S. Queen St., Martinsburg.

The cost for lunch is $13. Anyone is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to: jmolenda@pffwv.com. Replies should show City Club in the subject line, and give the number and names of people attending.

At 5:30 p.m. West Virginia Public Broadcasting will participate in the community conversation Poverty in the Panhandle: Children at Risk at the WVU Health Sciences Center auditorium and library, 2500 Foundation Way, Martinsburg, on the Berkeley Medical Center campus.

During this event, West Virginia Public Broadcasting will show a preview of its upcoming documentary Young and Poor a film about children in poverty in West Virginia and Appalachia. This documentary is being produced by the 2013 WV Filmmaker of the Year John Nakashima.

The Poverty in the Panhandle event also includes a screening of the Frontline documentary "Poor Kids" followed by a discussion led by the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle and West Virginia Senate Majority Leader John Unger, D-Berkeley, who is one of the even organizers.

For more information about the Poverty in the Panhandle event, contact BreAnne Rugh at the United Way of the Eastern Panhandle at 304-263-0603, ext. 21.

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