West Virginia Headline News
Drama, Mayhem and Trust: Indie Pro-Wrestling in Appalachia
This week on Inside Appalachia, we explore the world of indie pro-wrestling. While pro-wrestling is popular across the country and all around the world, the sport has a rich and storied history here in Appalachia. In this episode we’ll take a glimpse at the action, intensity, and drama (real-life and otherwise) that happens between the ropes.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:38:59 +0000
Hazard Ahead: Ohio Valley Auto Industry Concerned About Trump Trade Policies
Automotive manufacturing leaders met in Kentucky to discuss how changes in U.S. trade policy under President Trump affect the industry and its growing presence in the Ohio Valley. Industry leaders gathered for the annual AutoVision conference and many don’t like what they see coming. NAFTA 2.0 negotiations are ongoing, companies are paying tariffs for some steel and aluminum imports and domestic metals prices are increasing as demand goes up. Add to that the prospect of auto import tariffs President Trump is exploring and executives like John-Mark Hack see trouble ahead. “Anytime that you use government to choose winners and losers you create uncertainty in the marketplace and that’s rarely good for business,” Hack said. Increasing Costs Hack is with the Bristol Group , a commercial construction firm based in Lexington, Kentucky. He said the national security tariffs on foreign steel have caused the price of American steel to go up. That not only affects the price of cars and trucks,
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 15:59:39 +0000
Inside Appalachia Takes a Peek Behind the Curtain of Independent Pro Wrestling
On this West Virginia Morning, we visit the world of independent pro-wrestling in Appalachia. We shared the mic this week with one of our colleagues here at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Adam Harris. He’s spent the past two years recording wrestling shows in Boone County for an episode of Inside Appalachia. In this morning’s preview of that episode, we’ll hear Adam Harris speaking with Dave Allen, who was the ring announcer at the time for All Star Wrestling.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:00 +0000
Coal Production Report Predicts Downturn in the Industry
A new economic forecast shows the recent uptick in coal production is expected to level out during the next two years and decline precipitously during the next two decades. The annual coal production report , released today by West Virginia University’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, shows the recent uptick in coal production will be short-lived.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 20:02:21 +0000
Us & Them: Hillers & Creekers
Americans tend to sort themselves into tribes that share similar culture, ideas and values. Trey recalls kids at his West Virginia high school sorting themselves into different camps and how one dressed was often a defining factor, right down to the shoes.
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 00:04:20 +0000