The BobCast MOV

The BobCast MOV

We are The Heartbeat of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Based out of Wood County, West Virginia, our podcast is all about our fascinating history and the issues that affect Wood and Washington Counties and the entire Mid-Ohio Valley area. There is a lot going on in our community that most of our residents are unaware of, and we hope to generate in others as much pride in our community as we feel.

Episodes

March 24, 2023 57 min
Bob and Rick chat about a number of different topics.
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Bob discussed plans for the upcoming season of The BobCast MOV.

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February 15, 2023 49 min

Bob and Rick talk about what's coming up in Season Two.

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Bob and Rick, along with Mrs. Bob (Amanda), plus daughter Jessica and granddaughter Aubrey, spent last evening hosting trunks at the annual Trunk or Treat event at the Humane Society of Parkersburg. The video podcast contained a few videos which would make no sense at all in an audio-only format, so they have been edited out.

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Our planned guest this evening was Teresa Racer, better known in the community as “Momma T.” She was unable to get her smartphone to cooperate and connect her to our studio feed, so we will absolutely have her back on as soon as we can figure out why she was unable to connect. “Momma T” leads a street ministry in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Parkersburg. Every week numerous trucks pull up to Lynn Street filled with tables to...

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September 4, 2022 48 min

This evening Rick and Bob chatted about a number of things that are currently going on in the community, some important things to look forward to in the near future, and some things we plan to do on future BobCasts.

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August 29, 2022 52 min

Our special guest this week is Michael Hess. This young man became involved in community affairs when he was still a student at Parkersburg South High School and has never slowed down. Mike joins us tonight to discuss his involvement in community affairs and his duties as a member of the Wood County Historical Landmarks Commission and to encourage Millennials to become involved in building the community they want to have 20 years f...

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Our guest this week is Roger Conley, Delegate for West Virginia House District 10. He discusses a number of issues that are before a current special session of the state legislature and summarizes three proposed amendments to the state constitution that will be placed before the people in the November elections.

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August 29, 2022 61 min

Our special guests this evening are Wendy Tuck, Parkersburg’s District 4 City Councilwoman, and Reed Byers, a Change Agent, Community Advocate, and one of the panel members for the Hope For Recovery Townhall meeting at 6:30 this Thursday evening, August 4, at The Rock Church on 37th Street in Parkersburg.

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August 29, 2022 42 min

This evening’s guest is Jason Bailey, MBA, Director of Rehabilitation Services at SW Resources, located at 1024 7th Street, Parkersburg, West Virginia. SW Resources was founded in 1964 by an organization now known as The Arc and the Junior League of Parkersburg, West Virginia. From a modest beginning in a converted storefront building, and growing through several rocky and unsuccessful years, SW Resources now occupies three buildin...

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Our guest this evening is a regional icon, long-time radio personality, and our friend, Mr. Douglas (Doug) Hess, Jr., COO of the Arc of the Mid-Ohio Valley. Since 1955, The Arc of the Mid Ohio Valley has been dedicated to ensuring a satisfying and productive life for children and adults with intellectual, cognitive, and related developmental disabilities by providing programs and services that enable, empower, and encourage them to...

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August 29, 2022 36 min

Our guest this evening is Aaron Fleenor, Public Information Officer and Administrative Assistant for the Wood/Wirt County (WV) 911 Center. Aaron says that the most important take-away from his interview is “National Number, Local Service.” That means that although 911 is the national emergency number, dispatchers cannot dispatch responders out of their own area. If you live in Parkersburg and you’re talking with your grandmother in...

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This evening we had planned to have as our guest the Public Information Officer from the Wood/Wirt County 911 Center, Aaron Fleenor. We were plagued with technical difficulties from “Action!” to “Cut!” and Aaron was unable to connect to our studio. During this week we will do our very best to identify and correct those technical problems, and we will reschedule Aaron very soon.

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Bob and Rick discuss the future of the BobCast. We have several new regular segments planned, plus some new ideas for “audience participation.” Also this afternoon, the first installment in our (hopefully) weekly area trivia contest.

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May 15 was national Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, honoring all Peace Officers killed in the Line of Duty. There were 617 human officers and 21 K9 officers killed in the Line of Duty in 2021. (Source: https://www.odmp.org/search/year/2021) Parkersburg Police Chief Matt Board and Wood County Sheriff Rick Woodyard join us to discuss National Police Week and their respective positions and departments.

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August 29, 2022 29 min

This evening we concentrate on a special tribute to our mothers and the other significant women in our lives.

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Our guest this evening is Cindy Ware, President of the Parkersburg and Wood County Neighborhood Watch. In this episode, we discuss the Neighborhood Watch in our city and county and its relationship to local law enforcement. We also talk about the makeup and some of the activities of the Watch and how area residents may become involved in the program.

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Tonight's special guests are Chief Mike Pifer of Vienna (WV) Police Department and Chief Shawn Graham of Williamstown (WV) Police Department. The topic of discussion is the state of policing in their two communities, their successes, and their challenges. One issue that has come up each time we have spoken with law enforcement is the challenge of recruiting, training, and retaining qualified, professional officers. Both men also ex...

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Tonight's guest is Lisa Doyle-Parsons, Director of the Circles® Campaign of the Mid-Ohio Valley, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. They are a community-based initiative that assists families in poverty to achieve their goal of self-sufficiency through education and supportive friendships with mentors, or “Allies”. True to their mission, They "build circles of support that strengthen our community by inspiring and equipping f...

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This evening's guest is Kenny Harris, WA8LLM, Director of Wood County Emergency Communications. WCEC is an all-volunteer non-profit Amateur Radio organization, created to provide backup and overload communications to all Public Safety agencies in Wood County, West Virginia, and the surrounding counties in West Virginia and Ohio. Please visit their website at WC8EC.org.

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