"On the Road" is a collection of stories from across the region, broadcast at various times throughout each day. The stories, each just a few minutes long, highlight local personalities, businesses, organizations and events, all interesting subjects and cultural treasures from our own communities.
"We are the region's story teller and community square," said James Baum, Blue Ridge PBS President and CEO. "With "On the Road," we will share stories about our local history, arts and culture-stories that truly make this region special."
By airing "On the Road" stories multiple times on a daily basis, Blue Ridge PBS is able to add significant local content to its programming schedule. It also helps the featured subjects, giving them a voice and reach that magnifies their effectiveness.
"On the Road: Martinsville" is made possible, in part, with a grant from The Harvest Foundation, supporting expanded coverage of Martinsville and Henry County as a place where everyone has the opportunity to live, work, and play.
More information about visiting Martinsville can be found at www.visitmartinsville.com/
"On the Road" Martinsville Video Archives
"On the Road: Roanoke" is made possible, in part,
with a grant from Roanoke Arts Commission.
"On the Road: Roanoke" Video Archive
Blue Ridge PBS visited the Booker T. Washington National Monument in Hardy, VA as part of the station's "On the Road" series. Check out the video, which includes students and teachers from Roanoke's Lucy Addison Middle School. The school's visit and video productions about this historic site were supported by a grant from WETA. The purpose of the grant was to engage new and traditionally underserved audiences in the educational richness of this local treasure.
Additional video was produced by students from the Burton Center for Arts and Technology, a high school in Roanoke, VA.
More information about visiting Booker T. Washington National Monument can be found at www.nps.gov/bowa/