Musimbi Kanyoro (pictured) was the final speaker at the Women in Leadership BusinessWise Conference this week at the Greenbrier Resort. Kanyoro talks about her perspective on the world-wide women’s movement.
A teacher from Barboursville will realize one of her childhood dreams when she heads to Uganda this summer. Ashley Baylor is busy getting ready for the trip while wrapping up her first year teaching middle school.
In tough economic times, opening your first small business is a huge risk. As part of our on-going series on revitalization projects in McDowell County, A resident of Welch has taken a giant leap of faith in her community.
The 138th running of The
Kentucky Derby is or was this weekend at Churchill Downs in Louisville. To find out about the history of the “Run for the Roses”, we talked with Wendy
Treinen, the Director of Communications for the Kentucky Derby Museum (pictured). She says the derby
began in 1875.
Emily Newton and Roxy Todd, Americorps volunteers working with the Appalachian Forest Heritage Area are traveling up and down U.S. Route 219 in West Virginia recording interviews, oral histories and stories from the people who live on the Seneca Trail. The two have produced stories about older West Virginians who talk about growing up in this region near the Monongahela National Forest. Here, they talk with the children of today.
The West Virginia University Institute of Technology addressed academic concerns yesterday in a subcommittee meeting of the Tech Revitalization Committee. The school expects new degree programs to help bolster its profile in the region, but there are concerns about the number of professors on staff.
Charleston resident and writer Elizabeth Gaucher says there is something uniquely authentic about the perspective of a child. Some of the narrators in American stories who are children are the most beloved and with which so many readers connect: Holden Caulfield, Huck Finn, Laura Ingalls, Pony Boy. Gaucher says these narrators stay with us, even into our adult lives. Gaucher has created a website that she hopes will turn into long term project to dig deeper into examining a child’s perspective. It’s called the Essays on Childhood Project and she joined us in our studio recently to talk about it.