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Bringing you the best of West Virginia information. We cover the state with a fresh approach, helping you to understand the history, places to eat, things to do, and citizens of WV. Join James and Jerry on this fast growing podcast.

West Virginia Talk J and J

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Bringing you the best of West Virginia information. We cover the state with a fresh approach, helping you to understand the history, places to eat, things to do, and citizens of WV. Join James and Jerry on this fast growing podcast.

    Mountain State on Tap: Exploring WV Beer Fest

    Mountain State on Tap: Exploring WV Beer Fest

    Join James and Jerry on our latest episode of West Virginia Talk as we speak to Jamie Summerlin.  Jamie is a Gulf War veteran who served in the Marine Corp for 6 years.  He is the author of the book "Freedom Run" and is currently the CEO of Guidon Creative who is the driving force behind this new festival in Morgantown, WV.  In this episode we will talk about all the amazing vendors that will be coming to participate in this year's event, along with some of the flavors they plan to be offering.  There will be over 40 breweries on site! We will touch on some of the other crafts that will have artist displaying their work.  The amazing band line up they have in store for attendees. Most importantly the details such as location and prices.  Make sure to get your tickets before they are sold out at WVBeerFest.com.
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    Three Under One Roof: The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

    Three Under One Roof: The Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences

    Ever wish you could experience world - class art, captivating science exhibits, and a stunning symphony hall all in one place?  Then take a trip with us to the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences of West Virginia!  In this episode, we delve into this unique cultural hub in Charleston, West Virginia.  We will talk about the Avampato Discovery Museum, the Juliet Art Museum, and the Maier Foundation Performance Hall.  So buckle up, art lovers, science enthusiasts, and music aficionados - this episode is for you!
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    Leading the Game: WVU Men's Basketball Coach Josh Eilert

    Leading the Game: WVU Men's Basketball Coach Josh Eilert

    This episode welcomes an exceptional guest - Josh Eilert, the head coach of West Virginia University men's basketball. As we journey through his life, from a small town in Kansas to leading a Division 1 team, be prepared for a lesson in resilience, determination, and the beauty of sports. Hearing about his experiences as an interim head coach and the heartfelt advice he offered his team - is truly inspiring.

    Get ready to learn about the intricacies of building a successful basketball program. We go beyond the basketball court, discussing Josh's invaluable role in fostering strong relationships within the program and navigating the waters of recruiting high-profile players. Also, don't miss out on our discussion about the late starters in college basketball recruitment and the impact of the new Big 12 schedule.

    Lastly, we delve into the art of creating a unified basketball team. Gain insights from Josh's extraordinary visit to Rayquan Battle's reservation and learn about the dedication it took to ensure his transfer to West Virginia University. Discover information on top talents like Kerr Crease and Jesse Edwards. This episode is a treasure trove of information that any sports enthusiast or admirer of leadership skills will find invaluable. Don't miss your chance to listen to the new coach and an even better man, Josh Eilert.
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    Uncovering the Rich History and Luxuries of the Greenbrier Resort: From Healing Springs to Cold War Bunkers

    Uncovering the Rich History and Luxuries of the Greenbrier Resort: From Healing Springs to Cold War Bunkers

    Join us as we uncover the intriguing history and luxurious offerings of West Virginia's premier destination, the Greenbrier Resort, with special guest Cam Huffman, the Director of Public Relations. Prepare to be amazed by the resort's rich history, dating back to 1778, when the healing properties of the White Sulphur Springs first attracted visitors, leading to the development of the now 11,000-acre property. From golf and spa treatments to the mysterious Cold War-era bunker tour, there's something for everyone at this iconic destination.

    Our exploration with Cam dives into the Greenbrier's connection with legendary golfer Sam Snead and the wide range of accommodations and amenities available for guests of all types. Discover how the resort caters to both casual and formal guests while maintaining its family-friendly atmosphere. As we uncover more about the property, you'll be captivated by its unique offerings, such as the ancient sport of falconry and the hidden-in-plain-sight bunker built to house the US government during a nuclear attack.

    To bring this fascinating conversation to a close, we challenge Cam and James to a West Virginia trivia showdown, proving their knowledge of the state. With laughter and friendly competition, this lively debate puts both their trivia skills to the test. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the Greenbrier Resort and the wonders it has to offer. So sit back, relax, and join us on this exciting journey through one of West Virginia's hidden gems.
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    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (Home to a Conspiracy)

    Blennerhassett Island Historical State Park (Home to a Conspiracy)

    Located in the Ohio River is one of the most unique state parks that West Virginia has to offer.  While some of the standard state park attractions such as hiking and fishing will draw some visitors in, it is the history of this fascinating island that will draw most of the visitors.  Home to Harman and Margaret Blennerhassett in the late 1800's, a replica of their home stands today.  The real draw comes from their partnership with Aaron Burr who was full of scandalous events including a major step towards treason according to some at this very island.  So, join us as we head to Parkersburg, WV for this exciting trip.
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    Heritage Farm (Where history becomes an experience!)

    Heritage Farm (Where history becomes an experience!)

    This episode takes us to Heritage Farm.  Founded in 1973 by Mike and Heriella Perry this former farm has become one of the most intriguing places to visit in our great state.  From touring any of the seven museums to having an adventure with one of their many outdoor activities, this place has it all.  This is definitely a great place for the entire family since it has something for everyone and will keep you occupied all day.  If you would like more information on this fantastic location go to Heritage Farm website.
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