1. From Sea To Shining Sea


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    This is a coast-to-coast drive across the United States: Four interstates, two turnpikes and a highway. Two bays, three mountain ranges and a divide. Eleven states, twenty-two ecoregions, seven metropolises and eight state capitals. Five days, four time zones and a continent. From sea level to eleven-thousand feet and back again. From the original colonies to their manifest destiny. This is a contemporary portrait of the American landscape. This is a contemporary portrait of the United States of America experienced via a cross-county time-lapse video and audio collage. This incredible landscape diversity – through twenty-two eco-regions from the Atlantic, over the Rockies, and to the Pacific – is united by a common visual element: the Interstate Highway System. By watching the film, one essentially takes the journey itself, and gains a greater appreciation for the sheer beauty of the American landscape.

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    • Dan Bonner: In My Own Words


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      Dan Bonner joined Marines out of high school in 1965. After basic training he was assigned to the 5th Marine Division, 28th regiment. He arrived in Vietnam June 1966 and served there until February 1968, completing two tours of duty in-country. His second tour ended with the beginning of the Tet Offensive. While in Vietnam, Dan was stationed at Chu Lai air base as part of Marine Air Group 12, VMA-311 and 1st Battalion 7th Marines. Like all Marines, Dan was first and foremost an infantryman, but he was also a highly trained airplane mechanic. This interview is a production of the Veteran Voices of Pittsburgh Oral History Initiative, in partnership with the nonprofit Veterans Breakfast Club. It was recorded April 24, 2014 as part of the Winchester-Thurston School Veterans Oral History Project, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. http://VeteranVoicesofPittsburgh http://VeteransBreakfastClub

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      • West Virginia 2008 Gubernatorial Debate - Hedgesville


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        Blocked out of the first and only statewide network televised gubernatorial debate, the balloted third party candidate Jesse Johnson shakes a few leaves off that two-party tree in this one hour debate held in Hedgesville, West Virginia. This debate was hosted by WEPM, a news/sports/talk radio station in West Virginia. As the only candidate opposing Mountain Top Removal (MTR), Johnson provided relief to the protesting environmentalists in the crowd, many of whom had come to voice their objections to "The Path", a high-voltage power line that would carve a 10,000 acre line through private properties in order to accelerate delivery of coal-powered energy to the East Coast states. While "the Path" is a federally mandated program, many see the current Governor as complicit in the sacrifice of West Virginia for the use of energy corporations. There are a couple of interesting points to observe in the radio station's reporting of the debate on its website, the most important of which is the exclusion of the discussion of MTR. A recent poll indicated that most West Virginians are against MTR, as well they should be given the level of contaminants dumped into the headwaters by profit-driven coal companies and the ensuing air pollution created by the burning of the coal. Instead, the station reported that the retention of teachers was the major topic discussed, which, while provocative, was not the heated point of opposition during the debate. Hedgesburg is about a 5 hour drive from the state capitol Charleston and it sits in the upper east panhandle. It was once a sleepy rural area but has become a booming bedroom community for Washington D.C. commuters, who are transient in their commitment to West Virginia and unaware of the rest of the state's history. The state's history with coal mining has effected its politics for generations. It was a state made up of company towns in which a culture of obedience and isolation made it difficult for people to organize. This foundation of corporate control still permeates and aggravates the already dire conditions in which many live in the mid and Southern sections of the state. One might wonder why the debate was not held in a more populated area so that the theater that held four hundred might at least be a quarter filled. Then again, it might be all too evident.

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        • Mountaineer Montessori School "Life-Lights" Premiere and Annual School Performance 2013


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          MOUNTAINEER MONTESSORI SCHOOL DEBUTS LIFE-LIGHTS; ORIGINAL PRODUCTION EXPLORES ENVIRONMENTAL CONNECTIONS THROUGH LIGHTS, SONG AND DANCE NOTE: This video is largely unedited; time codes for highlights from this event are: Life-Lights Performance: 12:12. Green Anaconda Song: 23:40 I Can Sing a Rainbow- MMS Primary Classrooms: 43:00 De Colores-Junior and Advanced Spanish Class and Guitar Students: 47:15 Fourth Grade Recorder Performance: 52:00 M-M-S (to the tune of Y-M-C-A)-Fifth and Sixth Graders: 58:50 Celebration of Sixth Grade Graduates: 105:25 At Mountaineer Montessori (MMS School Song)-all students and alumni: 1:09 "Life-Lights," an original dance and live music production exploring the energy and life cycles of local plants and animals and man’s interconnection to the environment, premiered at the MMS Annual School Performance on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at the WVU Health Sciences Center Charleston Division Auditorium. The production featured young performers dressed entirely in black, outfitted with LED lights interwoven in their shoes and clothing. Through light patterns on costumes and specially-designed props, “Life-lights” vividly depicted the cycle of life and the connections between all plants and animals, including man. The project placed first in the annual arts in education crowd funding competition sponsored by the Arts Council of the Kanawha Valley last fall; the winnings provided critical seed funding for technical development of the production. From ages 6-9, children are developing a sense of themselves and the world around them. MMS junior elementary students spent this year studying the biosphere, learning that plants and animals cannot live without each other. Through this performance, students will share important lessons about our native environment and the interconnection among all of us with the community, especially other children in the Kanawha Valley. This video also featured performances by MMS primary and advanced elementary students and a special tribute to our graduating sixth graders. dailymail.com/Entertainment/201305280201?page=93860 http://www.dailymail.com/Entertainment/201305280199

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          • Seneca Creek (Lower) WV @ 5.26ft (635cfs) and rising


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            Lower Seneca Creek is a beautiful run which starts near the town of Onego,WV near the confluence with Whites Run and ends 6-7 miles later right at Seneca Rocks, WV. Seneca Creek ends shortly below the Rt 28 bridge where most people take out and flows into the North Fork of the South Branch of the Potomac. A few miles downstream of this is the beginning of Hopeville Canyon. We got some unusually warm weather for February in the few days preceding this. 3 days before this it was 70 degrees, and on this day 02/21/2011 it was in the 50s. Then on the way home it started sleeting and freezing rain, and a few hours later it dumped 4-8 inches of snow in the region. Level was 5.26ft @ Cabins, WV and rising. When going back to the putin for the shuttle vehicle it looked like the creek came up about 6 inches while we were out there and the Cabins gauge (which is downstream) did go up to 5.75 or more later that night.

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            • Tom Breiding: Steeltowns, Coalfields, and the Unbroken Circle


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              With his guitar, banjo and harmonica accompaniment, Breiding delivers original musical stories of life in American towns, Pittsburgh steel mills, and West Virginia and Pennsylvania coal mines.

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              • Trés Tones


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                These West Virginia women first gathered around a kitchen table twenty years ago for a Capella singing, good food and sisterly soul sustenance. Their performance is eclectic with selections of French and Spanish songs, African chants and laments, doo-wops, freedom songs, rap and reggae. 5-31-08 @ NPR Library

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                • Davis & Elkins College Debate // March 19th, 2014 // Warrantless Electronic Surveillance


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                  Topic: This house would end the U.S.’s practice of electronic surveillance being conducted without a warrant. ------ Should the government discontinue its program of collecting electronic information on persons without a court-issued search warrant? Since 2001, the National Security Agency of the United States of America has collected electronic information on suspicious persons and/or activity without having to show just cause an obtain a court warrant for the information. While the program was shut down temporarily in 2007 due to allegations of privacy violations by the NSA, it was revived in 2008 as the PRISM data collection program (aided by amendments to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act). Today, the NSA collects massive amounts of data – including mined information requested from Google and Apple – in order to secure the country from the threat of terrorism both at home and abroad. The proposition side, represented by Taylor Fealy and Katelynn Hanek, will argue that the government should end the program. Andrew Carroll and Zachary Hanshaw of the opposition side will argue that the NSA electronic surveillance program ought to continue. The audience will be polled, and the winning team will represent Davis & Elkins College at James Madison University’s Madison Cup debates in April. According to Brent Allen Saindon, D&E Instructor of Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies Coordinator, “This will be the second public debate held on our campus this academic year. The students have been working hard to develop their skills in argument. The topic is important, timely, and ought to matter to everyone. The venue is ideal. I believe this will be a wonderful, entertaining event for both students and the broader campus community. We hope that you will join us on Wednesday to help determine who will have the opportunity to represent the College next month at James Madison University.”

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                  • GO TEAM Report (11-06-11 PM)


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                    Nicaragua GO TEAM report Pastor Thompson Pastor of Children's Ministries Bible Center Church

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                    • Recreating Consciousness - Coal Consciousness - Part 6


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                      www.Recon2012.com A Monumental MusicMentary "A Non-Profit Prophecy for the Profit of All Mankind" Great Spirit * Maria Gunnoe * I Love Mountains * Larry Gibson * Quarter of a Billion Year Ol' Mountains * Kayford mountains * Berea, Kentucky * Appalachia * Appalachian Children * VBS.TV * West Virginia * Deers * Wilderness Sorcerers * Massey Energy * Don Blankenship * Purdue Pharma * Massey Coal Company * Mountain Top Removal * Iron * Lead * OxyContin * Diane Sawyer * Bill O'Reilly Photographs: flickr.com/photos/washingtoniv/collections/72157623687127744/ Recon2012.com

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