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  • West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s news and production teams have earned an unprecedented five Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for demonstrating the spirit of excellence that famed journalist Murrow set as a standard for the profession of electronic journalism.
  • Nineteen children from across the Mountain State earned top writing awards in West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s 2021 PBS Kids Writers Contest. These students penned stories and drew images in competition with kids in their grade level from across West Virginia. Winners were presented with certificates, prizes, cupcakes and special entertainment during a private ceremony for parents and their aspiring young authors.
  • Second-grade teacher Heather Puglisi was presented WVPB's Above And Beyond excellence-in-teaching award this week at Warwood Elementary in Wheeling, West Virginia. She received a monetary award, our signature Blenko blue apple paperweight, a certificate of recognition, and a host of other special gifts made possible by the sponsorship of Advantage Technology.
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    General Revenue funding for the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, which is the governing board of West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is currently up for debate in the West Virginia Legislature. The Senate bill zeroes out $3.8 million in funding for the EBA while the House bill fully funds it.
  • Four new journalists, folklorists and a chief editor are teaming up with several returning Inside Appalachia Folkways Reporting Corps members to share even more fascinating stories that explore the region's rich cultural heritage and help break Appalachian stereotypes.
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    Ann Hall, a middle school teacher for more than 23 years in both Boone and Kanawha counties, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes excellence and creativity in and out of the classroom.
  • The nomination period for the Friends of West Virginia Public Broadcasting Board of Directors is open until 11:59 p.m. on April 16, 2021. Each director serves a three-year term, attends quarterly meetings, and acts as an ambassador on behalf of public broadcasting in their communities.
  • The Legislature Today will not air this week because of staff exposure to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and following exposure protocols, we were unable to safely tape the show this week. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to producing next week's program for our radio, digital and television audiences.
  • Melissa Schroeder, a 5th-grade teacher from Lincoln County, has earned West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Above and Beyond Award, which recognizes excellence and creativity in and out of the classroom. Schroeder was presented the award this week at West Hamlin Elementary in Lincoln County, West Virginia.
  • We're proud to announce that WVPB has won The Community Engagement National Project Award from the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA)! Remember back in 2019 when 200 of our employees, friends and volunteers scattered across the Mountain State to read the same sweet book to kids in all 55 counties? In one day, we reached more than five thousand children, and our special video was shared on our TV network, social channels and by teachers. It took our entire team, and then some.