Robbie Harris

Robbie Harris appears in the following:

With Switch From Pencils To Computers, GED Gets Tougher For Inmates

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Formerly, the test to get a GED diploma was multiple-choice, and taken with a pencil. Not anymore: Now, it requires computer skills some inmates simply don't have.


Fresh From Appalachia: Chinese Medicinal Herbs

Sunday, October 26, 2014

As alternative medical treatments gain traction in the U.S. and the demand for Chinese herbs grows, farmers in Appalachia are responding.


At The Cradle Of Country Music, A Monument You Can Hear As Well As See

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Bristol, a Virginia border town, hosted the first recording sessions of Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family. Now, a museum stands to honor what is known as country music's "big bang."


Pews Are Out, Fireplace Is In At Restored Appalachian Church

Sunday, May 25, 2014

A tiny Presbyterian church in southwestern Virginia is coming back to life, thanks to a new pastor who's mixing old-time Appalachian culture with a new twist on worship.


How A Pan, A Lamp And A Little Bit Of Water Can Trap A Stink Bug

Friday, May 02, 2014

It's stink bug season. Robbie Harris of WVTF offers a new trap for these odorous pests: a low-tech solution thought up by Virginia Tech scientists, which can be made for just a couple of bucks.