Archive for November 2007

Inside Appalachia: Dec. 1, 2007

November 30, 2007

On this week’s program, Google Earth and mountaintop-removal mining, a museum dedicated to miners, and a man with AIDS tells his story.


WVU football: A look back at Mountaineer Field in 2007

November 30, 2007

This segment looks back at the sights and sounds from Mountaineer Field in 2007. Chuck Roberts produced this piece for the program Outlook on West Virginia PBS. It aired Nov. 29, 2007 – two days before the regular-season finale against Pitt.

Harman Mining owner believes Supreme Court biased toward Massey, Blankenship

November 30, 2007

Hugh Caperton, the owner of Harman Mining, discusses why he doesn’t think the Supreme Court treated him fairly in his lawsuit against Massey Energy. On Nov. 21, the court overturned a $50 million verdict against Massey that had ballooned to $76 million with interest. This segment also includes Dan Ringer, the host of the “The Law Works” on West Virginia PBS, discussing the case and other issues concerning the Supreme Court. It aired Nov. 29, 2007, on Outlook.


Songwriter Billy Edd Wheeler

November 30, 2007

By Suzanne Higgins and Russ Barbour 

Even if you haven’t heard of him, you’ve certainly heard his music. His songs include “Jackson,” made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash; “Coward of the County” and “Coal Tattoo.”

He spoke to Suzanne Higgins on the day he was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. In this profile, Billy Edd explains how West Virginia is especially reflected in his work. This story first aired Nov. 29, 2007, on Outlook. A radio version ran Dec. 10, 2007, on West Virginia Morning.

Message to WVU’s critics: Get over it

November 30, 2007

By Andy Ridenour
The prospect of WVU’s football team playing for the national championship is exciting the state, but not everyone thinks the M
ountaineers belong in the game even if they win this weekend.

World AIDS Day commemorated in WV

November 30, 2007

By Beth Vorhees
World AIDS Day has been celebrated every December 1 since 1988. WV-HIV Prevention Specialist Chuck Anziulewicz talked about AIDS education and outreach efforts in the state.

Google teams with environmental group on mountaintop removal

November 29, 2007

By Scott Finn 

Environmental activists who are trying to stop mountaintop removal mining have a new ally – Appalachian Voices, a non-profit organization based in Boone, N.C., has teamed with Google Earth Outreach to launch a new tool. It allows people to type their zip code onto a web page and see their direct connection through their electricity to mountaintop removal coal. 

It’s part of a pilot project by Google Earth Outreach, the new philanthropic arm of Rebecca Moore of Google Earth Outreach says the new web tool grabs people’s attention in a new way. 

When you turn on your light switch, here are the mountaintops in Appalachia that were blown up, essentially, to provide the coal for your personal electricity,” Moore said.