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Converations with Bob Denton

You likely know Bob Denton as a political analyst for various news organizations throughout western Virginia. These days, you’ll find Bob on Blue Ridge PBS hosting a new show, CONVERSATIONS WITH BOB DENTON

On this weekly show, Bob seeks to engage guests in conversation and dialogue about various issues and social concerns affecting Virginians. The goal of the show is to share and understand rather than oppose and debate.

We hope you’ll tune in Fridays & Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.

Watch past episodes on Blue Ridge Streaming!


March 31
There are 21 Virginia Association Planning District Commission across the commonwealth of Virginia. Collectively they spend billions of dollars to support housing, environment, transportation, and community enhancement projects. A look at regional activities and projects with guests Jeremy Holmes, Executive Director of Roanoke Valley-Alleghany Regional Commission, and Kevin Byrd, Executive Director of the New River Valley Regional Commission.

April 7
Historically speaking, journalism has been an essential element of a healthy democracy, yet American trust and confidence in the media are at historic lows. Veteran journalist and current Professor of Practice in the School of Communication at Virginia Tech, Robin Reed, joins Bob to discuss the state and practice of contemporary journalism.

April 14
Blue Ridge PBS is launching a first-of-its-kind television channel in Southwest Virginia, PBS Appalachia. Bob’s guest is Julie Newman, Vice-President and General Manager of the all-digital station.

April 21
The growing interest in solar power is also generating a need for solar farming. Dr. John Fike, with the School of Plant and Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech shares the opportunities and advantages of solar farming.