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House rejects motion to remove WVPB from House budget

House rejects motion to remove WVPB from House budget

The Friends of WV Public Broadcasting would like to thank our viewers and listeners for their support. Earlier this evening, the WV House rejected an amendment to remove funding for West Virginia Public Broadcasting by an 88-10 margin. Your calls, emails and letters are being heard! Keep up the good work, and together we will

Statement from Susan C. Hogan, chair of The Friends of WVPB

Statement from Susan C. Hogan, chair of The Friends of WVPB

Statement from Susan C. Hogan, chairwoman of The Friends of WV Public Broadcasting, regarding passage of the Senate budget bill from the Senate Finance Committee: “The move today by the Senate Finance Committee to pass out a budget bill that removes all public funding from West Virginia Public Broadcasting runs counter to the discussions that

Could WV lawmakers be rallying to save arts funding?

Could WV lawmakers be rallying to save arts funding?

By Rusty Marks, The State Journal Published March 27, 2017 CHARLESTON — Coalwood native Homer Hickam may be best known as a NASA scientist and author of the best-selling novel “Rocket Boys.” But the STEM education supporter returned to West Virginia recently to meet with Gov. Jim Justice and his staff about something else he

West Virginia Public Broadcasting preparing to lay off workers

West Virginia Public Broadcasting preparing to lay off workers

By Phil Kabler, The Charleston Gazette-Mail Published March 8, 2017 Anticipating that its state funding will be cut, if not eliminated entirely, West Virginia Public Broadcasting plans to lay off 15 employees by the end of the month, Executive Director Scott Finn told the House Finance Committee on Wednesday. “We know something is coming, and

WVPB: State funding cut means we would be going off the air

WVPB: State funding cut means we would be going off the air

WHEELING — Gov. Jim Justice’s proposal to cut all state funding to West Virginia Public Broadcasting has the public service media group weighing its options — including possible ownership by a university or creating a nonprofit. On Thursday, Executive Director Scott Finn of the Educational Broadcasting Authority urged members of the Senate Finance Committee to

Gazette Editorial: Save WV treasure, public broadcasting

Gazette Editorial: Save WV treasure, public broadcasting

Charleston Gazette Editorial Staff Published February 15, 2017 Public broadcasting is a West Virginia treasure. It brings top-quality culture and drama, plus the best science and history, plus education for children and adults. With the state government teetering on self-inflicted bankruptcy, new Gov. Jim Justice wants to halt public support for Public Radio and Public

‘Mountain Stage’ host: Programming sends message gov should want

‘Mountain Stage’ host: Programming sends message gov should want

By Brad McElhinny, MetroNews Published February 12, 2017 CHARLESTON,  W.Va.  —  Gov.  Jim  Justice’s  proposed  budget  goes heavy  on  taxes  and  small  on  cuts,  but  he’s  already  getting  pushback Like 1.6K Share over  some  of  the  cuts. Under  particular  scrutiny  is  a  proposed  $4.6  million  cut  to  the Educational  Broadcasting  Authority,  the  agency responsible  for  West