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Steve Earle to Perform at the Peoples Bank Theatre Saturday, July 22

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Known as one of the founding fathers of country music that exists outside of the constraints of traditional Nashville songwriting, Steve Earle is headed to the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta on Friday, July 22 with his longtime backing band, the Dukes. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Earle about his latest release, So You Wannabe an Outlaw (Warner… Read More

Alpha Natural Makes New Coal Deals

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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Alpha Natural Resources says it has agreed to convey 280 permits, reclamation equipment, royalty payments and 100 million tons of coal reserves in four states to Lexington Coal Co. According to Alpha, Lexington will get $204 million at closing and $112 million in installments to help with bonding, reclamation, water treatment… Read More

Country Connection: Rural Residents Ask FCC To Improve Internet Access

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More than two million people across the Ohio Valley live in areas that lack any optionfor fast and reliable internet service. This week some of them had a chance to tell a member of the Federal Communications Commission what that means for their work, studies, and everyday life. The Appalachian Connectivity Summit in Marietta, Ohio, explored possible local… Read More

Cyber Attacks are Part of Putin’s Overall Arsenal says Russia Expert


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What Russia may lack in modern traditional military assets, it more than compensates through its ability to wage tactical cyberattacks and ultimately the potential for cyberwarfare. That’s the opinion of Dr. Steven Miner, professor and Director of the Contemporary History Institute at Ohio University. Russia’s military hardware is deteriorating and the Russian economy is not… Read More