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Biden to Announce First Executive Actions Against Gun Violence

WTOP 24 Hour News

02:00 min | Last week

Biden to Announce First Executive Actions Against Gun Violence

"President Biden is taking to address gun violence and order to review federal policy on so called ghost guns, self assembled weapons that require no serial numbers. Another would review the use of stabilizing braces on pistols, which turns them into short barreled rifles. The president will also ask the Justice Department to draft model legislation to implement red flag laws at the state level to prevent people facing mental health issues from accessing firearms. President. Biden also plans to nominate gun violence expert David Chipman as the next director of the A. T F, an agency that has not had a permanent director since 2015. I don't need to wait another minute. Alone an hour. To take common sense steps. Recent mass shootings, like those in Georgia and Colorado have once again put gun violence, front and center as a candidate. Mr Biden promised legislation, including a ban on assault rifles. In fact, my first day of office, I'm going to send the bill with Congress. Repealed, repealing the liability protection for gun manufacturers. Closing the background, check loopholes and waiting period. Moderate Democrats like West Virginia's Joe Manchin have signaled they will not support the sweeping reforms his more liberal colleagues want. It is time for Congress to act and stop on CBS this morning. Last month, Vice President Kamila Harris said President Biden is prepared to act. But urged Congress to take up the issue. I served in that body and I believe that it is possible it has to be possible that people agree That these slaughters have to stop. The entire area is slamming President Biden's plan, saying that they could require law abiding citizens to surrender lawful property. The association promises to fight

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Biden's infrastructure plan tests Democratic unity in Congress

WBZ Afternoon News

00:36 sec | Last week

Biden's infrastructure plan tests Democratic unity in Congress

"The road for President Biden's $2 Trillion infrastructure bill is a rocky one. Republican opposition is hardening, and one key Democrat is signal he has concerns with the way to pay for it. President proposes to pay for his Jobs plan over 15 years by raising the corporate tax rate from 21% to 28% West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin says he opposes that, arguing it risks American competitiveness. In a West Virginia radio interview mansion said he'd find a 25% corporate tax rate acceptable mansion signals he'd vote to prevent the 50 50 Senate from taking up the infrastructure measure if it isn't changed to his

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Biden says higher corporate tax won't hurt economy

The Russ Martin Show

00:43 sec | Last week

Biden says higher corporate tax won't hurt economy

"Hurt the economy. Fox is Jared Halpern has this live president. Biden says his proposed corporate tax rate increased to pay for an infrastructure bill is fair. Yeah, 15 1 of 52 corporations proportions. 500 hasn't paid a single penny in taxes three years come on the president's proposal would increase the top corporate tax. Great to 28% up from 21%. Republicans have strongly opposed that plan in West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin also argues 28% is too high. Democratic leaders are considering approving a $2 trillion infrastructure bill with a budget process that would eliminate the 60 vote. Filibuster requirement. Lisa Thanks, Jared. A 28% rate

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Manchin after border visit: 'Past time to do immigration reform'

The John Phillips Show

00:33 sec | 2 weeks ago

Manchin after border visit: 'Past time to do immigration reform'

"Senator Joe Manchin thinks his past time for lawmakers to work on immigration reform, Brian shook reports The West Virginia Democrat visited the southern border and argued he sees a human crisis there, He insisted something needs to be done quickly because this problem will not cure itself. Mansion noted immigration reform should provide a pathway to citizenship, including for dreamers who have no other home but America. His trip comes as the Biden administration faces criticism over a surge of migrants at the border. Including thousands of unaccompanied

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Manchin after border visit: 'Past time to do immigration reform'

Richard Eeds

00:16 sec | 2 weeks ago

Manchin after border visit: 'Past time to do immigration reform'

"Joe Manchin thinks it's past time for lawmakers to work on immigration reform. The West Virginia Democrat visited the southern border and argued he sees a human crisis there. He insisted something needs to be done quickly because this problem will not cure

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Voice of the Bison Jeff Culhane Speaks Highly of Trey Lance

KNBR Tonight

01:48 min | 2 weeks ago

Voice of the Bison Jeff Culhane Speaks Highly of Trey Lance

"Hank, who is the voice of the Bison, North Dakota State Web trade, played Is with us and glad to have him. Jeff. Thanks for coming on. How are you? Hey, Mark, I'm great. Appreciate you guys reaching out and it's a pleasure of Sakia really appreciate being on the show. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, we're excited to have you. I think you know the average football fan. Is maybe still just starting the process of getting to know Trey, Lance and 40 Niner fans. You know if it don't Jeff, it's only been 45 days a year since they've realized Oh, wait a minute. We're in this Derby, so so tell everybody about Trey Lance. Well, I'll tell you what. Trey Lance is one of the more impressive young men that I've had a chance to cover and get to know and be around. It comes from a great family. In fact it father Carlton spent a short period of time I believe in training camp with the San Francisco 40 Niners after his college career was over at Southwest Minnesota State and Marshall, Minnesota. So there's a little bit of A brief connect there even though Carlton did not spend a ton of time in the organization. But Trey, you know the conversation about training. Lance is going to come back to his Experience that's going to come back to playing at the FCS level Mark, but I think what what stands out to me is one He checks all the boxes physically, and I've had the The opportunity to be around college football programs like the Brassica in West Virginia and cover power five in the Big 12 in the Big 10 and as he seen a C C And Trey. Lance has all the physical tools you need to succeed in the National Football League. But more importantly, mark He's a great young man. He's

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Manchin calls for 'enormous' infrastructure package paid for with new taxes

Russell & Hunter

00:20 sec | 3 weeks ago

Manchin calls for 'enormous' infrastructure package paid for with new taxes

"Back to Washington Senator Joe Manchin wants Congress to approve an enormous infrastructure back package, but He wants to raise taxes duties important Democrat from West Virginia says the way to pay for those infrastructure bills is to roll back parts of former President Donald Trump's 2017 tax law. Fund. This legislation called

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March Madness recap: NCAA Tournament is off to a historic, upset-riddled start

CBS Sports Eye On College Basketball Podcast

03:17 min | Last month

March Madness recap: NCAA Tournament is off to a historic, upset-riddled start

"We are here to talk through the third full day of the two thousand twenty one. Ncaa tournament is a wild. That'll be remembered for a number one seed losing to an in state opponent and for three double digit seeds advancing to the sweet sixteen. We'll get the top seeded illinois lose loyal chicago in a bit. But i want to start with the double digits. In that one on sunday number eleven syracuse upset number three west virginia. Jim bejon against all odds is in the sweet sixteen number twelve oregon state upset number four oklahoma state wayne tinkle against all. Odds is in the sweet sixteen in number fifteen oral roberts upset number seven florida. Paul mills against all odds is in the sweet sixteen dead-leg makes sense. What in the world is going on in indiana. You want me to make sense of this. No shot and need you to make some sense. I'm not gonna make any sense of this. It's been a gloriously. Chaotic and we are knocking on the door of historic and double a. tournament so with these Upsets in addition to others. First of all eight teams from eight separate leagues are now into the sweet sixteen and with the other obviously on monday The most is that could If that could happen Also we have had so the instable a and shops the david warlock who's obviously the media coordinator of all the stuff. He tweeted this about twenty five minutes before we started podcasting so we define an upset as a team seeded five spots or more lower than their opponent we've already set the record with eleven such occurrences were midway through the second round. We have the so another way of saying that is. We're not done the second round yet. The already been eleven games in which a team separated by. At least five seed lines have seen the team lower seeded when it is history. And it's it's just wild man. I actually think we're also on pace. I haven't had time to research this but are. Cbs sports hq team is researching it. I think we are probably on pace. Because of this to have the highest collective number for all the seeds meaning like we've got fifteen in their plus a twelve and oregon state plus eight with loyal. If you get what. I'm saying like when we get to the sweet sixteen. If you add up all the seeds it's going to be the highest total we've ever had there and i can't make any sense of it. I don't know if because like if we'd had this enormous setting with fans and stuff would it be the same. No i mean every single tournament x exists unto itself. If you played this thing again you're going to have all sorts of different kinds of results but is it because it's happening in the pandemic in one location in the venues it's happening at is that allowing for more chaos. I'm i can't say that. It is and i can't say that that's not the reason so i'm loving this parish. Get enough of all of this. Although i will say Oregon state is maybe the most random and congrats to the beavers man. It's the most of sweet sixteen. Maybe ever this team was nowhere. Near the bubble it has not been relevant in its own conference for most of the past four decades and has come out of nowhere to get into the second week for the first time since one thousand nine hundred to

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Overlooked Pac-12 teams making noise in NCAA Tournament

AP News Radio

00:29 sec | Last month

Overlooked Pac-12 teams making noise in NCAA Tournament

"Twelve seed Oregon state continue to shock the college basketball world when it eliminated number four Oklahoma state eighty seventy the beavers go to the Sweet Sixteen to face eight seed Loyola of Chicago which led wire to wire and defeated top seed Illinois seventy one fifty eight then there was number eleven Syracuse which took down third seed West Virginia seventy five seventy two the orange will take on second seed Houston which held off Rutgers sixty three sixty I'm Bruce Morton

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Buddy Boeheim gets dad back to Sweet 16 as Syracuse tops WVU

AP News Radio

00:31 sec | Last month

Buddy Boeheim gets dad back to Sweet 16 as Syracuse tops WVU

"For the twentieth time under Jim behind the Syracuse orange are off to the Sweet Sixteen using a late eleven run Syracuse the Midwest regions eleven seed top third seed West Virginia seventy five seventy two on Sunday at bankers life fieldhouse in Indianapolis behind steam has now advanced to the Sweet Sixteen as a double digit seed three times in the last six years buddy behind the son of the oranges hall of fame head coach led all players with twenty five points West Virginia got twenty three points from Sean macneil but it season comes to an end at nineteen and Ted I'm Josh Rowntree

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March Madness: When To Bet on the Underdogs

Even Money

01:17 min | Last month

March Madness: When To Bet on the Underdogs

"Tucker. Nfl as you can see the helmet and the game balls like that behind me. Now i got a bunch of media. Gigs several podcasts. Means a great deal to us when you spread the word. We're still sort of little engine that could if you will were not with nfl dot com or the wringer or borstal. Any of those big one. So really really appreciate when you guys re tweet. Like whatever on social media at ross tucker. Nfl we are ross. Tucker pod he is at physics sports and only at fez exports of only. He is the only two time winner of the super bowl of professional football betting that is super contest at the west gate casino again. Check him out at fezzet sports. So that's a couple of weeks he's gonna be fun because we're going to get into our recap of all of our number says we've been tracking them back to twenty sixteen. I'm very excited for that and a couple of weeks next week. We'll dive hot and heavy into the nfl free agency. But if you have if you abetting podcast you even money podcasts. You gotta talk about march madness. This week's i don't think. I realized until recently i always do. The tournament was a big deal. Steve i didn't realize how big of a deal the betting was. I thought it was a. It's fun college basketball. It's your bracket. Oh my gosh. I didn't realize how big of a betting weekend this is. Yes the public money. This is one of the rare events where the public money can dwarf what the pros are playing especially on the favorites especially when we look at the late game so you give me a late friday or saturday night game what. They prohibitive favorite like a west virginia. You know that every single public person in the book is going to go ahead and fire in west virginia in some form on the money. Line a teaser on the spread and all that. Why ability accumulates and they've been parlaying the favorites together throughout the day. So when you see day. Ross where the favorites are cover more than the dogs. By the end of the evening sportsbooks had this huge liability on their books. Potentially if the favored sweep and the final few games and because of that oftentimes you get a lot of value playing the underdogs late in the ncaa tournament. Very interesting steve. I liked that while speaking of value. And i'm telling you. I didn't even realize all the different ways. People are betting on march madness. How 'bout draftkings. By the way if you bet four dollars on underdog and they win you win. Two hundred and fifty six dollars if they went. Pick any underdog. Steve put four dollars on them. If they win. You get two hundred

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Two charged in assault on police officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

Morning News with Manda Factor and Gregg Hersholt

00:23 sec | Last month

Two charged in assault on police officer Brian D. Sicknick, who died after Jan. 6 Capitol riot

"You man have been charged with assaulting Capitol police Officer Brian Sickening who died the day after the insurrection. ABC chief Justice correspondent Pierre Thomas federal prosecutors charging 32 year old Julian cater of Pennsylvania. And 39 year old George 10 EOS of West Virginia with assaulting, sickening, accusing the men of using toxic chemicals possibly bear spray on sick Nick and

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Two arrested in assault on police officer who died after Capitol riot

Red Eye Radio

00:37 sec | Last month

Two arrested in assault on police officer who died after Capitol riot

"Julian Culture of Pennsylvania and Georgetown use of West Virginia were arrested Sunday after the FBI said they worked together on January 6th two assault law enforcement officers with an unknown chemical substance by spring officers directly in the face and eyes. Three officers were temporarily blinded, court records said, including Brian Sick, Nick, who later died. The two men face charges of assaulting a federal officer. Physical violence on restricted grounds and other offenses. A B C's Aaron, Qatar SKI For now, the charges do not link sick Nick's death with exposure to those chemicals in a $10 billion plan submitted to a bankruptcy judge Monday night Produce Farm, a maker of Oxy

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Feds Arrest Two Men For Assaulting Washington DC Capitol Hill Police Officer Who Died

WTOP 24 Hour News

00:52 sec | Last month

Feds Arrest Two Men For Assaulting Washington DC Capitol Hill Police Officer Who Died

"7 44 more than two months now, police have been searching for the people who attacked a Capitol Police office. Sir. During the January 6th insurrection on the hill knew this evening. Two people are under arrest for the assault, although they are not charged with murder Officer Brian Sick. Nick did die the day after the riot. These two suspects made their first appearance in federal court this afternoon. Police say they sprayed US Capitol police officer Brian Sick Nick with bear spray during the January 6th capital riot he died the next day it has not been determined whether their actions caused his death. 32 year old Julian Ellie Cotter of Pennsylvania and 39 Year old George Pierre Thanos of Morgantown, West Virginia, where identified the FBI wanted images by tipsters and were arrested on Sunday. They're charged with a total of nine counts, which includes assaulting another officer with a deadly weapon. They could get up to 20 years in

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2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

AP News Radio

00:45 sec | Last month

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot

"Two men are facing charges of assaulting capitol police officer Brian sick Nick during the January riot at the capitol sick Nick was one of five people who died the two men are accused of using bear spray on him investigators initially believed sick Nick was hit on the head with a fire extinguisher the idea of being sprayed by a chemical may lead to the death has emerged in recent weeks it's not known yet if it was the bear spray that killed him the men each made brief court appearances from jail via video conference and will remain locked up pending future hearings one of the men George tantos operates a sandwich shop in Morgantown West Virginia he promoted to one star Google review that said if Donald Trump was a restaurant manager this is who he would be at Donahue Washington

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2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot in Washington, DC

Sean Hannity

00:19 sec | Last month

2 charged in assault of Capitol officer who died after riot in Washington, DC

"Depend on it. Two men arrested the first to be charged the assault of U. S. Capitol police officer Brian Sick Nick. He died of his injuries A day after the January six, the riot Justice Department alleges a 32 year old man from Pennsylvania, a 39 year old from West Virginia, worked together to spray police on the scene that day, including sick Nick with a

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Two men charged with assault in attack on Capitol police officer who later died

News and Perspective with Tom Hutyler

00:14 sec | Last month

Two men charged with assault in attack on Capitol police officer who later died

"Men being held in connection with an assault on the U. S Capitol police officer who died after the violent January 6th attack on the building. The Washington Post reports Julian Counter of Pennsylvania and Georgetown. EOS of West Virginia were taken into custody in connection with the crimes yesterday.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Young Turks

The Young Turks

01:32 min | 6 months ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Young Turks

"Of the reasons that I like to propose a lot just kinda comes from my career background. I'm a trained linguists graduate degrees in linguistics and I worked at the computational linguist now and I'm going to try not to nerd out too much here and people fancier But one of the things that I do for the software company where I work is we program what we call sentiments analysis into it and it's basically you know words have scores. And the scores translate to. You know the Lakeland inside a certain type of reaction out of the reader you know is your combination of words going to incite someone to react. Does someone to be persuaded to your opinions you know and things like that and quite honestly I feel like the GOP in the last twenty years got really good at this. They really good at focussing on a couple singular issues. that. They knew would be you know polarizing in places like West Virginia and. You know. Maybe, it's because we're not a swing state that the you know DNC hasn't you know come in. This type of marketing here. I don't know. But I, you know there is no response other than from individual candidates. We're here to tell the people of our districts. What's actually happening we're here to fight for the best interest. Of the people that. We're here for them.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

15:55 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"And you don't need to make any cell phone calls for a couple of days with podcast. Del Voted. But that's just me. Whatever keeps you entertained on this long road trips if it's the amateur traveler or some. Scroll IX whatever So once you get into this area. This is one of the reasons why I think this is such a nice place to visit in West. Virginia is because once you get into this part of Pocahontas County you are whether you want to be or not completely cut off from the world. Obviously there are emergency services and I know for a fact that you can make an emergency call on your cell phone in most of these places so it's nothing to really be worried about but most of the state and especially this corner of not great cell reception so once you get here. You're isolated. Well it half of that zone is in West. Virginia and half of it is in Western. Virginia I want to call it East Virginia. Suddenly I never heard of this interesting. It is and so if you're into the science I would recommend checking out the Green Bank telescope once we get into some of these last stops on all right. It's going to be really hard to miss the telescope. Because it's in the middle of a valley and so if you get any altitude at all you can look down into the valley and see this telescope so they do tours of the observatory so go check it out. If you're into that kind of thing but I think probably one of the best stops in West Virginia is CASS scenic railroad which is only about ten maybe fifteen miles from Green Bank and this used to be an old logging community. And so if you imagine the single company town with a lumber mill that's essentially all the town of CASS is but they have a mountain rail system that goes all the way to the top of Bald Knob which I think is the second or third tallest peak in West Virginia. Okay and you can ride on steam. Locomotives logging locomotives. Which are a lot shorter and geared a lot slower so that they have more torque and can climb steep inclines with heavy loads. Okay sure yes exactly and I believe something. That's unique about them as the drive on. The locomotive is articulated. So most engines don't have articulated. I don't know I'm speaking outside my expertise anyway. If you're a train buff this is a must go. And if you're not a trained buff I still think it's Moscow because whether you're there for the trains or the scenery the fact that this rail line you sit on the train. It's about two and a half hours to the top of Bald knob. Maybe a little longer than that. And you're on this railway winding up this mountain with absolutely stunning views of the allegheny highlands the whole way and if you catch it at the right time of year in the fall when the colors on the trees which magical I mean I I would not miss this on your itinerary because you hop on the train you ride up the mountain and then once you're at the top you can look down into the valley and see the Green Bank telescope and it's absolutely gorgeous looking across all the rolling hills from such a high vantage point in you mentioned rather fondly. The state parks in West Virginia. And this is a state park. What I'm saying it is this is CASS scenic Railroad State Park. Okay and so like all the other state parks. There are lodging options. I've stayed in one of their cabins and what they've done is they've taken the old company town of casts. Okay all the company. Homes have been renovated into guest homes. And so you have these hundred year old wood floor structures with wood-burning stoves that have been retrofitted with flat screen. Tv's and hot tubs. It's really interesting. And the town is small. When I say town of CASS? I mean there might be fifty buildings. Total it's really small and again really remote no cell signal here and these town homes are for rent and I don't think they're terribly expensive so if you're looking for a place to stay it's a great place as long as you don't mind getting woken up to the sound of steam whistle in the morning with you said Fifty buildings the population of the town is fifty two. So that sounds about right well and you have to keep in mind. Most of the people who would populate it are long term residents. Hoosier haven't sold their house to the park yet right. There's a little methodist church in the center of town. I was there on Sunday and watched maybe fifteen people go in for their Sunday service so it does have some permanent residents but most of the people who actually work. The park facilities are commuting from outside of town. Yeah well it has fifty two people in fifty two white fenced houses. Yes I suppose so so cassis beautiful. It's my favorite place. The train rides can be a little pricy when I last went. I believe I paid around sixty dollars per person. Okay but that was for the bald knob trip which is their longest expedition. I believe and that takes you. All the way to. The top of the mountain lasts about five and a half hours and includes a bag lunch in the price of your ticket. So it's not an awful deal. I really don't think it is excellent. Well and for the record. I am a trained by so I don't get the opportunity that often to mention that on the show but I I don't know why a five year old is still in me someplace. I know still love. Trains always thought. I would have a model train by this age which I don't have but but still love things like this shirt and I would say. I'm a train buff. That doesn't mean I know anything about trains. I still get goosebumps. Whenever I hear a steam whistle. Echoing off the mountains forecast. That's just such an amazing experience. Yes spend lots of time at CASS. It's my favorite place high point of this itinerary for sure. But I would say that this itinerary would be incomplete without mentioning Seneca rocks which is a little farther from CASS. So we're still driving north a little bit into what most people call the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. Seneca rocks is a huge formation that you can climb or look at. It's really cool. But it's on the way to black waterfalls state park which is yet again an absolutely wonderful state. Park has a couple waterfalls. I know several of them. Hold some state records for tallest waterfall so beautiful waterfalls in the middle of a little creek valley in a dense forest and yeah like all the other state parks cheap lodging great cabins great camp grounds and I believe like the others on this list. That actually getting into the park is free so Washington where I live now. Charge YOU THIRTY DOLLARS. A year for their discover pass. Which isn't a bad deal but in West Virginia. Showing up at the park is completely free. So when you WanNa do something fun you have to pay for it. But otherwise taking a hike or during the Sunday afternoon. Picnic is completely free okay. Yeah and so once. You're in that part of the state checkout black waterfalls checkout Seneca rocks if you're into rock climbing or hiking or to definitely must see stops both of them but otherwise I think that that is a good place to end the itinerary if you have more time on your hands and keep driving north to morgantown which is probably one of the few places. I would call a city in West Virginia and get some good food excellent. And is that the end the itinerary. Here we want to get to some of wrap up questions. Yes I think. That's it. There's some general things that you can do in West Virginia that I would highly recommend and that's spend a day getting lost in one of the state parks. It doesn't matter if it's Babcock or hawks nest which is near the New River Gorge Bridge. Wherever you go. You're going to either be lost in a beautiful dense untouched forest. Or you're going to be overlooking a river valley and I don't think either of those is a bad experience if you like hiking near the New River Gorge. There is a trail called endless wall trail which is a great place to see a a good sampling of. What's happening in West Virginia? If you're going to pass the greenbrier river trail runs the whole length of the greenbrier river I believe from CASS to Lewisburg which ends up being. I think around one hundred miles and so if you would like an easy hike multiday hike. That's a great option pretty much wherever you go camping whether it be a cabin a camper or tent site is amazing at all of these state parks so definitely pick a place spend a few days there and if you get bored move on because there is plenty to see and do in. West Virginia and it's all very quiet peaceful and gorgeous no matter what time of year you go. I do want to get back to something you said a while ago. Because I've been a googling frantically because I am honored so I had to know what an articulated look motive was and if you picture your model railroad engine or you picture a real engine. If you've been up close to one you can picture that along. One side are a set of wheels and long the other side or another set of wheels. And they're all in parallel and and they don't turn cry and articulated engine some set of them and their different styles of articulate engines will pivot and use articulated engine on a narrow wine de Railroad. I don't think I've ever been on a railroad that was so whiny that you needed something like that. So I didn't even know existed so but now I do yes and so I believe the thing at casts is the Shay Locomotive. Which is I believe. Cass has the largest collection of Shay locomotives in the world just a particular locomotive manufacturer that specialized in logging locomotives. And so. That's what they're running at cazes articulated. Shay logging locomotives with a top speed of twelve miles an hour but they can haul several very full log cars up and down the mountain interesting and now we know for those of now we know who just had to know. That may just be me. It's okay so some of our wrap up questions. You're standing in the prettiest spot in southern West. Virginia where are you standing? What are you looking at? I think I'm standing at the overlook at the top of Bald Knob which you can only get to buy. I guess four wheeler or Locomotive. Okay and so you can get there at CASS and ride the train all the way to the top of the mountain and you just overlook the Rolling Hills of West Virginia the Green Bank telescope. And I think if I had my preference it would be at sunset but that because I'm a bit of a romantic completely understand.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

15:42 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Okay rafters below and they usually have food trucks set up on the bridge. You can walk out onto the bridge and enjoy a day nine hundred feet above the ground and when you say base jumper we have people who are jumping with parachutes rather than bungee jumping both so you. Can you can base jumping bungee jump and have you done either and are you struggling that we did when I say you can do that? I'm rich using what else. Well okay trained. Professionals are welcome to base jump and Bungee jump. But you would have to do quite a lot of convincing to get me to do that okay. fair enough. It's fun to watch though. Going on bridge days is definitely worth it and bridge days in September. It's October around the second weekend in October. Usually got it near the new river. Gorge Bridges Hawks Nest One of the state parks. I mentioned that West Virginia does really really. Well there's cabins and all the things you'd normally expect from a state park but they have a little tram ride that will take you down into the River Gorge and then you can get on a boat and take a riverboat all the way up to underneath the New River Gorge Bridge which is quite a sight to see. It's a really fun trip while you're in Fayetteville. There's a couple of things to do pies and pints craft pizza. Okay is known pretty much around the state. They got locations in Charleston and Morgantown but they started in Fayetteville so good place for a good craft beer. West Virginia hasn't craft beer scene. So it's definitely worth checking out. Okay Artisan Pizza hipster joint. There's also secret sandwich society also in Fayetteville and an installation of Tudor's biscuit world. Which is a West Virginia chain restaurant known for their home style? Buttermilk biscuits loaded with all sorts of yummy stuff. Now you're not violating some sort of confidence by telling us about the Secret Sandwich Society or I might be. I never actually been so it would be my friends who've been gave it high recommendations galette that are violating it. So I think I'm I'm in the clear on that one. Good to know okay. Sure and then while you're in Fayetteville you can spend a couple of days there. There's a place called adventures on the gorge. That has everything from Whitewater rafting zip line tours and we'll do a canopy walk on the New River Gorge Bridge With You. So now is the bridge. Was a rich land guessing. A rail bridge so the New River Gorge Bridge was built in finished in the seventies and it was built as a highway bridge. The alternate route used to take twenty to thirty five minutes. In what now takes about sixty seconds on the bridge. And so you would have to drive down into. The valley crossed the river. And come back up the mountain on the other side and you can actually still drive that road today. They still have it open to where you can drive the whole twenty minutes to see what it used to be like. Okay but then you're walk you can also there's a pedestrian area of the bridge that you can walk on no so the catwalk is actually underneath the bridge. Oh Okay I didn't quite catch on as you were talking about that okay. Hence the word adventures all right. I've got yes it's exciting while you're in Fayetteville I would recommend checking out Summersville Lake. It is the lake that drains every year to form the Gully River season. But it's surrounded by these huge limestone cliffs that tracked climbers and Cliff Jumpers. I don't know if that's legal. So certainly use your discretion on that but surrounded by these cliffs got lots of recreational boating. I've been there to go fishing and I've never had any luck but that could be because I'm a bad fishermen and not necessarily because the Fisher bad there but results vary got an last thing to do while we're in. The Gorge area is to go to Babcock State Park which is about thirty minutes from Fayetteville which is really famous for the GLADE. Creek Grist Mill. The odds are you probably have seen and might even own a calendar with a picture of this water mill running in the middle of the fall colors absolutely beautiful old building that actually was built in the nineteen seventies out of some parts. That were scavenged from other much older watermills in the area and it's absolutely beautiful sits on this rolling creek in the middle of the forest. It's gorgeous and I recommend you to see it. It's completely free. You can even get a tour of the facility and by some of the corn meal and ground buckwheat that they prepare on the actual water mill. Okay the next place we WANNA go is in the direction of Lewisburg West Virginia which is about maybe an hour to an hour and a half away from Fayetteville. And we're going here because it's in the middle of what's called the Greenbriar Valley now. The Greenbriar Valley is named for the river. But most people have probably heard of the greenbrier resort. Which is where the PGA tour meets for okay. One of their major tournaments every year is major but one of their tournaments is held every year at the greenbrier resort which is Metavsky old resort with a Cold War era bunker built underneath it. I was Gonna say that's what I was vaguely recalling that this was where some of the leadership in Washington D. C. Would have gone to the end of the. Cold War is that the F. I got the right bunker. Yes you've got the right bunker. I don't know that it was presidential. I think it was the upper members of the Senate. Okay not sure how it works. But it's really cool. I actually used to work at the greenbrier in food service and it's really neat to explore the under part because the employees tunnels are built about two stories. Underneath the main resort. The casino of the resort is underground and so the employees tunnels go underneath the Casino and the bunker is down on that level too. It's a really neat facility. Got Lots of cool history and stuff. Lots of fun stuff to do with your kids to is the tunnels in the history. There is that something that I can do a tourist or do. I have to know an employee to be able to do that. The bunker tour you can definitely do a tourist. They market that pretty heavily. You don't have to stay at the resort to do most of the things at the resort. Okay and in fact. I probably wouldn't recommend staying in the resort because the rooms are expensive and they've got old tacky decor I mean. If that's your thing it's pretty cool. And they certainly treat you really. Well there. The staffer amazing. So it's a great place to go not great if you're traveling on a budget though got it. Lewisburg itself is a little bit of ways from the greenbrier and is a historic town with a civil war cemetery. They have Carnegie Hall in Lewisburg West. Virginia which I know you're probably thinking of the one in New York. That is the first one that comes to mind. Yes yes that is what happens but this Carnegie Hall was funded by Andrew Carnegie. I don't know how much he had to do with it. But it is a performing arts center now and you can go and get a tour. It was built at least one hundred years ago. I know it's an older building but funded by Andrew Carnegie. Pretty neat sits really close to the Lewisburg downtown area where? There's lots of Boutique shopping and all sorts of old historic buildings and one of my favorite restaurants in the place called food and friends got up which is in the same building as the market which is a great sandwich shop. If you're ever in downtown Lewisburg need a place to eat. I love it there well and to enter Carnegie. Who was steele? Baron did a lot of philanthropic work so I'm not surprised that there's a Carnegie Hall. They're certainly carnegie libraries. I don't know a thousand different towns around the US Sherry paid for with his philanthropic efforts yet sure and I think west Virginians really like to talk Carnegie Hall as though Andrew Carnegie was so obsessed with the Rolling Hills and beauty of West Virginia that he had no other choice but to build his second home in Lewisburg and that certainly Anna Parker full tail. But it is there and it is named Carnegie Hall. Okay excellent while you're there the greenbrier river valley so within about an hour of Lewisburg. There's lots of natural wonder so lost world caverns nearby so is organ cave these big sandstone limestone formations in the ground. Pretty cool to explore and last I checked not terribly expensive so fun thing to do but what I really think is great about. This area is the Green River itself. Which is a huge slow river that only gets to about neck deep in most of its deepest places it does get a little deeper but for the most part you can wait all the way across the river that is as wide as three four hundred feet maybe even more in most places great for fishing but I think the thing that really brings out. The awesomeness of the Greenbrier river is floating down the river. Okay and so. It's a slow moving stream and just about anywhere on the river. You can rent a Kayak or an inflatable tube and put in in one place and float for twenty or thirty miles and come out at another place because most of the towns are built along the river valley. So I think it's possible to set in in Marlton which is probably about an hour north of Lewisburg to drive it. Okay and so as you float down the river you could probably float all the way to caldwell which is just outside of Lewisburg. That would be fun thing to do for. The day is hop on an inner tube and float down. The river kayaking is also an option. If you'd like to be under a little bit more power and maybe make the journey a little faster but then your arms get tired so why not just a sit in an inner tube and relax. Bring your lunch with you. And don't forget sunscreen. Last thing have going to recommend is the camping and fishing in the greenbrier river valley my favorite place and there's tons of camping places like I said. The state parks in West. Virginia are all really good top notch places that usually have no entrance fees but my favorite place is Wa Toga State Park. Okay and Ouagadougou is a little bit north of Lewisburg and sits right on the greenbrier river and is so quiet and peaceful. I think they have maybe three or four different campgrounds. That are all reasonably priced but camp on the river and we would always when my family would camp there. We would do the inner tube thing. We'd rent inner tubes at Watauga we'd go upstream. Put in our inner tubes and then float for about fifteen miles maybe until we reached our campsite. At which point we would get offer enter toobin walker tubes into our campsite and yeah it made for a great day and the water is very relaxing and peaceful. It's a great way to spend an afternoon all right and the scenery that were in here. So I'm picturing all of this says being a very green valley lots of deciduous trees because you mentioned the fall colors trees that are gonNA lose their their leaves in the wintertime. Although what kind of trees I would find. I don't know if I have the right mental image of this era yet so it's very green. There's a mix of pine trees evergreens but it does change color especially in lower altitudes like the river is changing color. Maples ash trees of your standard east coast makeup of trees. It's really pretty well and as I picture West. Virginia's I look at a topographical map before it. The hills in West Virginia are predominantly in the area. That you're talking about running northeast to southwest along the border with Virginia. And that's the area that we're focusing on that's correct and so those mountains are actually called the allegheny mountains whenever we talk about those they're distinct from the Blue Ridge mountains or okay the smoky mountains which are all part of the Appalachian Range. The allegheny mountains are the highlands that exist in this area of southeastern West Virginia. Okay and that is actually our next. Stop on all right okay. So if you start driving northeast from Lewisburg through white sulphur springs and north past one toga. You will get to what is called the scenic highway. I believe it's technical. Name is the allegheny highlands scenic parkway or something like that okay. It's about a twenty five mile road that puts you only ten miles from where you started so you can imagine it's pretty long and winding.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

The Amateur Traveler Podcast

04:08 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Amateur Traveler Podcast

"Fast board. Taboo traveler pursued seven hundred and one today the amateur Traveler Talks About Bridges and fluke trips telescopes and quiet zones and articulated locomotives as we go to southern West Virginia. Welcome the amateur traveler. I'm your host Chris Christopherson. Let's talk about West Virginia. I'd like to welcome to the show Ethan starter from wayward wings Dot Net. Who's come to talk to us about West? Virginia even welcome to the show and I say West Virginia. I think you're actually going to talk to us about southern West. Virginia more specifically is that correct. That's correct west. Virginia geography is fun. Because it's a very round state so saying southern makes people think the southernmost tip that's not necessarily the case but okay yes southern West. Virginia and why should someone go to southern West Virginia? West Virginia is a quiet state up until recently has thrived off of an economy of a natural resources not so much tourism but despite that it's got incredible natural beauty and some of the best state parks that you will find almost anywhere that I've been. What kind of going to recommend for us today. We're going to start in the southern part of the state near Fayetteville Beckley area coca and move in a northeasterly direction. I guess you could do it in reverse and have just as good a time but the end of this trip. Has you input more remote areas? Then you start off in so okay. Starting in the New River Gorge area. This is an area surrounding Fayetteville West. Virginia which is about an hour and a half to two hours from the state capital of Charleston. Where I imagine most people will be flying into if they fly a West Virginia for the centenary. You can't drive. I recommend it pretty close to anywhere on the east coast but will start in Fayetteville which is probably most famous for the New River Gorge Bridge which is a over half mile. Long single span arch bridge used to be the longest single span arch bridge in the world until it was surpassed as those things tend to happen and it sits around eight hundred seventy five feet over the river gorge below and sitting in the middle of these rolling hills over a river that is known for some decent Whitewater rafting. Oh I know so little about West Virginia. I Imagine I'll say that quite a lot as this. Everything is GonNa come as a surprise to me. I have been now to West Virginia but haven't seen very much of it. Even the notable landmarks like the bridge are not something that you're going to see if you're passing through West Virginia and one of the major highways. Okay the bridges. What's featured on the West Virginia State Quarter? So if you're a coin collector that's what you'll see featured on the state quarter for West. Virginia is the New River Gorge Bridge. Got It and you say White. Water is one of the things that you would recommend. We do while. We're there absolutely so in the area Fayetteville. It's known for the golly season which is the Gauley River G. A. U. L. E. Y. And that's when Summersville Lake which is about thirty miles from Fayetteville. They opened the dam and let it drain and the water volume coming out of the Gully River increases to the point that their class five rapids for miles and it's a it's a hot spot for Whitewater fanatics and is that a predictable time of year. That that happens. September October usually is around the time that happens. That's when I would recommend coming to West Virginia anyway. 'cause the fall colors are in swing and seeing the rolling hills covered in bright reds and oranges beautiful? So if you go that time of year they have what's called Bridge Day. It's usually around the second weekend in October. Where they shut down the new bridge for people who want to base jump so people will jump off a bridge.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

16:38 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

"Laws and legal system of the nation. State the history of America as the record affordable noblest civilization. That emperor like. It's like where would you would? I start to argue with this woman we would. We'd be like we're so overwhelmed with what to say to you that we can't talk. Are you just hit her in the face with a? I don't know what else to do with this literally. Like you cannot know God damn it never mind dear bright some of it goes on and on share so the board with all these people they give into the protests and agree not to buy eight of the most upsetting books. But it's a start one was Sigmund Freud's character and anal eroticism. Alice was Alice was disturbed. Eric it's not anal. It's not that well you say character. I mean that to me like or it could be. I don't know Freud. Maybe it's talking about bundles. I hope so I hope he was. That's right I am we. Do we do a lot of blows loved open? A blow callous was disturbed that Freud said boys wanted to have sex with their mothers and girls wanted to have sex with their fathers Alice. Believe Children read this quote. I knew that thought would never leave their mind. Yup Yup just how the human mind works exactly tower every are taken from any dangerous thought or it will be by it and if you hear if you hear that you like well now I wanNA fuck my mom. That's how it works but you know what it is instead of. It's what she's doing. Which is making you think. I WANNA fuck my mom. It's like when you're like. Hey I got set an alarm for something you send alarm for it now. You're going to remember to do it because he said an alarm. You did this extra step. So when you're highlighting the idea that like. I don't want them to read that part because then they'll get in their heads. That's we'll get in their heads. Thank you thank someone. Just go like wait. Why isn't isn't my head. You're right it's like. Oh No I fuck me. Oh my thanks coming up. Now a she brought up a chapter in the ultra cleaver in which book in which he discussed crime of raping White Women. Even though can chapter had been removed from the textbook. Okay so what okay? All right is in his in his autobiography but they take another textbook. Kids sure L. said this did not represent black culture. Cleaver does not represent black culture a member of the local. Naacp CHAPTER stood up and said in a very reasonable language tone that maybe a white woman shouldn't be discussing what does and does not represent black culture. Wow How allergists. The point. Alice drove home. Was that these textbooks questioning the American values of parents in the community. This is a country club to her. So a lot of people came up to talk She grilled the committee members. She grilled the teachers. Who said it was okay to question values. Some parents said if they had done a good job as a parent their kids views could not undermined rating and opposing. School Block. Wrong this meeting three hours God damn it and then at the end. The books were approved by three to vote. Okay all of them. Except for I believe in I think eight or not right but it still does not a piece. Alison her her peeps. They began discussing creating private schools Reverend Charles Quickly said he now had one hundred parents who are ready to send kids to private schools that he was thinking of creative and now because this happened movement grew and she took her fight to the local media she bridged the class divide of the county and that wasn't just the wealthy religious culture warriors but the men and women of the poor eastern eastern coal mining part of the country or being brought in okay there. The local ministers took up the cause preached in their churches conservatives of the middle class suburbs essentially mocks knits conservatives of the middle class suburbs and working class whites working together against the more liberal urban piece the anti texture is versed textbook supporters teachers for some reason thought. Educators should make decisions about curriculum and textbooks. Don't get it do. They know they don't get it with. Who the fuck are they? The Reverend Jim Lewis of Saint John's Episcopal Church became the public face of the protects. Textbook side the Reverend Marvin Horan from Campbell's creek became a leader on the Anti Textbook Side and horn called for a of.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

14:12 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

"Big do not touch now. The Charleston Daily Mail said the school board was indifferent to parents plane and they just ignore it said the boards MOLLICA prisoner to school administrators than being in charge. Right so conservative. Parents push hours to run for the county board of Education and she did and she crushed her upon it and very soon after sex. Ed was removed for the county schools. After see. That's how you do it. What a minute democracy. Yes finally so now. Alice was a local voice for the right and for parents who are conservative and she quickly had a following in the county and in the Charleston area there was a recent state mandate that quote schoolbooks portray the contributions of minorities to American culture. My God Shiva. This is the next target but to remove that from an white this bitch a little bit I mean. I think you're wasting those valuable pages accomplishments that what's it could have been making. This is because the federal government and recently offered up money for districts that would embrace multi-culturalism all books up until now. Yeah Yeah Saltbox up until now have been about white people for White people right out. Great White Peop- mostly agree? Might men were sure and honestly when you see the track record up until then who could argue. Look at what's happening right now. It's all white men being amazing name. One thing they've done wrong can't can't do one. Textbook publisher quote. There was an almost an absence of any African American literature. April Eleventh Nineteen Seventy Four. The board was presented with three hundred and twenty five books to approve the schools. Okay Teachers said they thought it would be a typical meeting share something. The bugs have been carefully selected over a year long process with a selection committee into sub selection. Committee's Almeida Teachers Teachers. Change figuring out what books would be great for the year. Let's he's very excited because they get to teach something new right authors of New Question. Have they consulted the one book? They should be consulting about their decision. Well that's a very good question. T the good book. You're talking about the cookbook. The holiday bill of the Bible. Yeah well they're going to get to that. How many people? How many books over the year? Three hundred twenty five three hundred and twenty-five cobbles okay again and again authors of new books included James Baldwin and George Orwell but Alice slot else objected to what was known as a dialect policy. This was a teaching approach to encourage students to feel more comfortable expressing themselves by using their natural dialect. Severin talks a little bit differently. All of our cultures a little bit of a different thing that they say a little bit different way. They say words shirt. So let's let's make kids more comfortable learning by using some of that language. Okay alice quote. There's a correct way to speak. I'm like God. There may be some slight variations but dem is never correct. Dat is never correct for that if we are talking about this as a dialect. I won't approve these books. God. They've eggs at the time. This is an incredibly rare moment for a parent to question the expertise of teachers. Like what yes you mean. There was a time when they were respected and pay and all that yes. This is literally teacher should teach in school. The history teachers used to just have it so much fucking better be really appreciate it day. One board just go straight to chapter eighteen chapters called. Your parents are fucking idiots. Finally another member asked her why they shouldn't leave it up to the professionals that's why they were paying them. He said quote. I mean what am I. I'm an accountant man. After some discussion the board accepted the books but because of Alice. They didn't buy the books and they put it off until they could be looked over more. So they're gonNA. They'RE GONNA RE Scrutinize Alice. Scrutinize the books. Yeah that's basically what's happening by the way you know a job. He just talked yourself into reading. Three hundred twenty five books stupid. Three hundred twenty five books so right. When the meeting ended Alice's husband walked up to her handed. Her Book said quote. I want you to look at what you've just adopted. He was holding. Malcolm X's autobiography. Oh Wow that's for her. She's like Mike. Fakih small into chairs a more chair out the window. The window into traffic pointed to a quote all praises due to a law that I moved to Boston when I did. If I hadn't I'd probably still be a brainwashed black Christian oh and this was a hard heart just jumps out for chest and smashes against the wall a scandal. She then told the superintendent. She wanted every single book sent to her house. Point wouldn't work rate. I just man if you think about if you were getting like Malcolm X. Literature in his public school I mean just right off the bat the difference that makes as far as just cultural difference the way that you feel I mean Yeah I. I read his autobiography when I was in high school. Everybody should yeah and he is the shit. Alice then went over the books. And she was appalled. It was her worst nightmare every nightmare. She can match share. She found quotes from monsters. Like Allen. Ginsberg Sigmund Freud eldridge cleaver no and George Jacks. Oh there was swearing. There is sex. Talk out now and anti-american Black Panther quotes. You know what I would love to. Just be a fly on the wall would be to an. I'm not not even a perverted way. It would be very clinical way to watch her and her husband have sex and watch how that goes down.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

04:34 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Dollop with Dave Anthony and Gareth Reynolds

"Anthony read a story from American history to my friend. Gareth Reynolds who has no idea what the topic is going to be about? We are Sir. Explain TO PEOPLE I. This may be sounds a little different while. We don't know how it's going to exit one hundred thousand people who are left over ten years from now okay. Why Barrier Dear nomads we rebuild? We are current. Iphones quarantined in our in our separate votes. And so this is the first time we've ever done a podcast online. Apart as opposed to face to face this is usually. We usually kiss her bump. Noses says like you've got mail but a podcast. It's exactly what it is. I don't even I the guy who said it is now say it's not exactly like that so. I've never I've never seen that movie so it is and I remember very small. Bits says one hundred percent right. So this is the you've got mail. Podcast Pant and cast. That's what this is. A pain cast. Yes Japan cast So we WANNA say we're sorry. The tour was Was POSTPONED OBVIOUSLY. You guys understand why so. All the dates are being rescheduled as much as we can for later in the air or next year and hopefully those work and then of course. If you can't make it we've told all the venues to give out refunds or something. You guys are going to be hard up for cash. Get A FUCKING REFUND. Were we've made it and if they don't if they don't give you a refund send me an email and then. I yell at them. That's how that works right the muscle and then to those people who are you know. It's the end of the month. A lot of people have lost their jobs. Hang in there you know. Congress gave people a little bit. Some people are GonNa fall through the cracks on that one but I would say Dave Anthony Comedy and I'll put up a how to organize a rent. Strike guys download that. And you know there's GonNa be a lot of people who are going to be not paying debts and not and not not paying rent and you have to organize. There's already been people that have been organizing buildings and doing rent strikes what you have to do if you have no money. And they're allowing rent moratorium on mortgages but not actual people paying rent to those people so we the people are going to have to fight a little bit on this one. Yeah we're going to be some growing pains coming up. There's some growing pains but they are. They are blowing it. They're showing who they are and we as a people will absolutely come together and just they just yesterday a couple of days ago in La. We held a car. Protest me in our cars went to. The mayor's office says amazing. Don't get hawks and let them know we're still out here in our products. Better a here you know. Let's say let's say you have. Yeah Yeah let's segue into my dates so those are also cancelled or postponed Summary booked but yeah so like every thing else. We're just waiting to figure it out to a Gareth. We are brought to you in part by Toshi. What is it you ask well Gareth? It is a day and what a day. It's A. It's a little contraption that cleans your butthole all right. Thank me Gareth. Both super clean bottoms now because of our tissues. We both set him up in our houses. And it's a day if you don't have a day all over France you wash your bottom well by the way. Is there a better time for a little day in your bathroom? That when people are hoarding and freaking out over toilet paper totally I mean. It's it's the best time of the semester. Today it really is very easy to set up. You say you save trees. You really do paper. We can use the better things are like. It's hard to believe that when we go to the bathroom in this country most of a spike instead of wash people use the days are like what are you doing for.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

The Kirk Minihane Show

07:49 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

"Oh Jen wants to know if you're still going to do the pond hockey tournament in New Hampshire and February. Anything Jessica today. Yes tell you guys you February I in Miami. I'm Amanda Next Weekend Right. It's the twenty I on the twenty second. Say What is my role there. I'm happy that I always say yes. I'm happy to do it. What what would my role be? I know I was to make do my thing. Do your thing I think is what the text message said. I'd like you to respond. He's going to be able to Tuck it out. That guess I what my you know. Ignore it for now. What's focus on the the big picture? Shall we please very good Why you guys should go? No I think I think it's quite a bit. And they don't really seem to have a defined enroll their what's promote. Just stand there and do what freeze my ass off wacky thing. Yeah I don't really you know. I'm glad they're doing yeah. I don't really want to participate in it. I mean you know. I tell me what they want to do All right anything else. No thanks Mike anything else. Though I thanks are great friends and buildings. Thanks to April rain right. Yes look you know I mean I say this all the time you know. She came on. Yes us which is awesome. I think that's tremendous and she didn't you know yes wasn't rude just disagreed. We talked about and you know accomplish. There's nothing in the big picture is always. We'll have more stuff tomorrow. I would. I Dunno coral be fired today. I think Steve's he's right. I think it'll be a Friday afternoon thing so the red sox like to do it won't be the first on this story but this is one of those ones where they do that when they're going to look bad if they fire corps. There's no going to be no backlash. They don't like any attention less. Hey we got Chris sale or hey you know what I mean. That's true I guess. Trade Mukhi bets. But they'll do it at a time baseball. Today's Tuesday. Yes if Major League. BASEBALL COMES UP TODAY IN SUSPENSE Corps for two years. The Red Sox in the wait till Friday afternoon the floor rbm. He's not gonNA do anything until the red sox finished their investigation. That's what they said in their statement so that gives the Red Sox and they can buy some time and fire over the weekend. Why would they want? I guess but they also have to but can hire manager Miller January. Now that's the way I was thinking that for the Astros who's left because that's a that's a top top tier team. Now I was GonNa fuck man and right job for for a manager. I don't know if there's a higher if there's anyone out there it's going to be somebody right. There's gotta be somebody Cora Luke records world series. That would be hilarious retire. Aj hinch you're done but we'll keep an eye on the media which will be funny and we'll have of a good sounds. I think a chance. Glisin in Bernie misses the thing they want in their lives and most it could get ugly tonight it could potentially get ugly. That'd be nice. Yep but it'll get ugly in the To the extent Bernie and Warner capable of making things ugly. It'll be very passive aggressive. Yeah to bed. Yeah Nugget trump ugly obviously not going to have that debate at midnight our time right whereas Iowa Iowa is not in the continental. US trump taunting. Cory Booker Ker yes. She made as Geo reagan-esque Joe so worried about running against goodbye. Basically it was the tweet Steven. So you've got the funniest I mean. It's unbelievable the guy in between you know serious global conflict bombing Iran threats of war missile attacks shade Shade Cory Booker. Did he just saw like Fox News and then just tweet it. I got here really big breaking news. Kidding worker. Who is zero zero polling territory? Just dropped out of the Democrat presidential primary race. Now I can rest easy tonight. I was so concerned that I would someday have to go head to head. The president is the meanest girl. You're taunting the guy I was so concerned. It's just your typical drip like. He's it just shows you these obsessed with this stuff is that is the Hashtag Dem Primary so white GonNa Start Trending Ou Yang Gang. No Booker is only one woman of color now. WHO's that I want to warn. Huts trubisky point complicit was all jokes. Never die for That's true I mean That's right harasses out. It's amazing. They eat their own quite clova. Char's I don't hear anyone talking about her. She's still in there or is she not just in the debate tonight tonight. Saying why is she still in and most probably four or five percent thinks. He's doing a little stronger in Iowa. Than some close Zimmer Minnesota allegedly is it closer than I turn on. That's the thing we hear so much more about Yang Tulsi the things from just social media. Okay you're interesting here on more buzz about many right right. That's an interesting dynamic. Make in it like I don't know anybody who's a passionate Joe Biden person right these just they just vote for him because whereas Yang and Tulsi even even like years past guys like on the other side even like Ron Paul had these pherson basis that just then people just check out you know Kirkman hands of the political world the fearsome group that's shunned it's true it's exactly right yes I like young So I like Tom. Chevik had a good Sit Down with him. Did you read that. Yes I give him a question I told Nascar did conversation with shingle and that kind of get the ball rolling the whole conversation intriguing not going with Kirkman hand and go. Oh I like Tom in the Herald I mean in the Lowell Sun that we talked about the. I don't know I don't watch much bigger younger. It's gotta be social media. Would blow up. I mean this is my instinct would be to say that barstool scares them but he did. Pf Yeah and at this point if you're him like you gotta take some real chances. That's you know it's it's probably over anyway but I mean take a shot or to forget nothing but just in general like going rogue and has he well yes he has no. That's right not recently. That's right and so it Tulsi right yes did Tolsey Bernie did as well but birdied to this. Well tell CEOS on overwhelm within Rogan also. was that fairly recent or it was within the last six months I think. Oh maybe eight ten months okay. So not real reason. Yeah I forget. I'm so in an honorable and he had one the other day house kind. No interest in this. It's when he gets the enemy stuff. I haven't listened in awhile almost four. Look who might not for any reason I'm just thirteenth last year yet or okay. Yeah Yeah guys. The other day it was like four hours and I was like I just you know who am I to say the long podcast but still I was like I mean that is. That's how he does not different times. He's a scientist on. I'm not saying it's it's it's definitely working so yeah so get ready for big announcement here in next couple of weeks again. Thanks to April and two are great friends of Milton's and Unless I'M FORGETTING ANYTHING STEVE'S GONNA Meeting Update Tomorrow Yup good good good thirty-five producers. You figure there's a lot of shows more and you've got the so you've got the radio producers lady there to you. Think all the PODCASTS. I I think so. It's just it was described to me as a producer check in. I didn't get any information about what it would be a just got a calendar I would think everyone except leagues. ause probably live right now if you're on on your whoever else yeah Okay we're back tomorrow see them. This was pretty reprehensible I. I don't know how it can be anybody's idea of humor..

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

The Kirk Minihane Show

02:30 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

"To North Dakota. This is a cover up another option you actually got this a Wendy's the Wendy's restaurant let me try. Let me see if I can get an answer. Are these people. Let's try the other hardware again. Yeah she seemed like a nice woman roxy. I'm no yeah but she wasn't playing ball to these people answer. Should the phones. What time is in North Dakota right? Now it's nine thirty nine thirty ten thirty so no wouldn't it. They're not three hours behind west coast. No now they're on west coast. Time North Dakota what are they. They're West aren't they. Still hold on. What do you think? North Dakota borders South Dakota okay. What else I don't know Montana but you think it's in the west coast of the United States where the Rocky Mountains owns are? Do you know where America's Denver's on the well no. It's not Western Times. Okay all right all right. You're only off by two thousand. He's he's getting ready to Eddie. Close all right. We're calling Stanley Ace hardware in Stanley North Dakota well this seven twenty there. I mean California time elites never take us close hardware homeless Vicki to Jacob. Hi Jacob Kirkman hand from the Kirk Monaghan podcast podcast Barstool sports. You're live to tape okay. What is up with Andrew Yang? Not being in this debate tonight. Can you explain that to me. Crystallize it and twenty words or less I cannot I know I haven't watched the news and seven days audio with my seven days a week. What's going on? We had a big green. When you're in town and I would be a fireman so I have a question? What time is it there? It is nine twenty four. Let me let me tell you so so I always felt like a great guy. Your firemen firemen thank you for doing that. I appreciate it mycosis. PODCAST so stupid this guy you just talked to. He asked me when we call. The North Dakota is on the West Coast. That's how dummies can. Can you tell you tell them. Dummies Jacob is fine. Go ahead and tell them well. That's pretty that's not very educated. I'm confused with Canada. Shake you you were knocked out Jacob. Thanks Buddy we'll talk to you soon. I mean it's just insane I will say hey North Dakota good day Jacobs gu-guy on.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

The Kirk Minihane Show

01:48 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

"Yeah we're pissed off They all are All right I mean we know diets knock someone out now that I know there's not that I know what we're doing. What do you mean? I thought that there was some link to that. Like when you said the name of the play. Did I miss something. No I was just I. I guess she answered so suspicious. I Google West Virginia supermarket. There's grant supermarket in Princeton. And I said well. Maybe there's a middle America 'cause I know like like they look. I've been driving through driven through West Virginia before this struggling with economics in life in this real issues and stuff like that so they have to be worried about Greta. GERWIG are we getting an Oscar nomination. It'd be great serious stuff. It'd be great if I have to end this call now but you better know who you're messing with well. He's one of the find out if she was upset in. The answer. Answer is yes. This is reasonable to me. No I've done this call now but don't poke the bear. Yeah well there's nitro supermarket that's in Nitro West. Virginia never heard of Nature West Virginia focusing on the Virginia's it's called three zero four seven five five to six four four. You're feeling like this news really devastated particularly the Virginia area. We're trying to get the west. Virginia's you know different different state in you know. This is serious a serious piece.

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"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

The Kirk Minihane Show

07:02 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

"Of the day? It's something like that shocked when you which also seems like kind of known for the saying dummy lot I stepped on your brand. I guess I would never. Here's our dumdum of the day. She's I wonder who it is. That's a great question. I find vile tomorrow. Maybe it's funny. They've got the Greg Hill. Has that segment now. And then a dale show has the one eighty of the week doc. So they're just taking the same segment where plays stupid sound right and repackaging it for every show. Dale consumes one hundred calories a minute for an entire segment. Is that not audrey noon thirty. I'm ashamed to say to make fun of their segments ships. They have not Shaquille with noon third. I'd like to get intimate with right but it's some point if you're driving around today check it out and I listen. Kevin Graham. Who's a nice guy? Was the program director before Arbonne them and just was US FROM I in Utah Bounce around Nice guys the often do yes very overwhelmed when he walked into particularly with me and Jerry in the morning and and I remember one time we were sitting around and I think I forget we lost touch with a couple of weeks in a row and when you do that becomes toll panic time. What do we do like we lost by four there more segments? That that's exactly it okay. And so we're sitting there. And and and Jerry was like maybe we as you do something like I forget in Kevin's like exactly as it gets great. He's like you get a couple of things going titles going you'll be on your way and I was like when you're not doing it. How about the Callahan? As we are not not doing that but he was so I just remember his face lighting up. I actually had something this conversation. Now Jerry's he's let me in new of. He said that he would have been rose. Just been like fuck off a nice where he was a very nice guy right. That's right that's right true right right right. Sure you're right true. No you're right I gotta get the Yoga. The Jerry's got the he's got the perfect voice for drops. That's why it's funny but it is close all the time raping boys and it was. It'd be looking at it but I never did it till I got there. They're all you're scared of him or something like but it doesn't seem like it would give you know. Yeah he like well. He's oddly. It's weird like you said it. But he doesn't want to desensitize right. I am a you could make fun of him. But he wouldn't let producers do it. Maybe I guess why Jerry Jerry hold your horses for a second okay hold on. I just wanted to happen Jerry. Horse get to this awesome it just jerry relaxed. We can hear one before this. I want to hear he's come. We all have to drop him saying like hold on. May the hand the thing that Mike mentioned the other day for the read for the commercial no have that now pipe down. I'm in the car. Jerry forty miles away and then I had read The Oscar nominations yesterday. Yes and once again enough for my taste Adam Sandler dominate. This is our you sort of you know. This narrative is now being formed at the Oscars. And we're going to have the the the the woman who I began this. What's her name? Steve April Rain April rains real name. By the way we'll find out seems we can ask odd. You know what I mean. It's it's our E. G. N.. Hopefully she'll be she'll be you know if we should be playful rebels. I give her credit for coming on but this the way I look at it as either Hollywood is the most liberal place in the world or it's not which is it like you know and you gotta remember the how it works for the first of all thinkable? We're talking about here to fucking award show questions. Okay Oh man I have a fetish for the Oscars I mean I'm entertained by the whole fucking self-absorption of Said Hey we're not doing the Oscars this year life. Would Your Life Change. No it would it would go on. It would go on Sunday night for you would change. It will go on. Yeah but you know you gotta remember I I all people understand this. It's like people get their vote. The vote for everything. So the producers vote for best picture the actors vote for actors and actresses. The SIM talkers for their own specific category. So you're telling me they we all get together before it starts and say. Hey you know what. We're going wait again this year. Well yeah well. That seems unlikely them you simplistic mind. That what they do is they. Individuals we live in this culture of racism so individually they are automatically vote comes. Do a collaboration. Yeah so why Black People get nominated at all why I women get nominated. Well one of my questions also going to be that. Do you think it ever leads to kind of pandering nomination. Like we saw Black Panther and crazy rotations. Get now those are moves. It wouldn't typically comedy and Comic Book Movie. Wouldn't typically get nominated and I'm glad they did. They were good movie like to see more movies. More comedy should definitely a man. It's also better for the fucking broadcast. Here's the other thing. Might General too stuffy organism clearly and they and they have tried to to loosen up the last few years and I think that's a good idea honestly also I would say this I know. Why are they doing these Oscar? Nominations at eight fifteen on the weekday morning on Youtube into wisest actual television show. This is weird. Okay Okay boomer because no it's the opposite I actually I can see a guy. I don't understand because they've been doing it this way forever. They you know why they do. It's actually it actually is the okay boomer. I hate that thing. They do it so the morning shows will broadcast live. Yes which is very one thousand nine hundred eighty two way to think. Yeah well now now but then I mean I guess the reason they do like that now than you do today to fifteen and then people are talking about it all day. Long Primetime special at nine o'clock to talk about the whole next day true. Yeah I guess actually get decent a decent number wash that I guess. If it's it's on but it is they do it very they would have to put more pomp and circumstance. Like it's very I think at least what I the cuts. I've seen very boring where they're literally just like. We needed to Caprio. It was so bad in Phoenix so I watch it live yesterday. I'm a loser. They had Isa Raise their name and John chose at his name. The actress they did it and it was so weird so he did it like in this room in every time they announced nominee. There'd be applause so everyone like best costume design. If you could finest Stephanopoulos it was so uncomfortable. It was just weird and then when the directors were nominated Suray. Forget her name. She's a comedian. She said. 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"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

The Kirk Minihane Show

01:43 min | 1 year ago

"west virginia" Discussed on The Kirk Minihane Show

"Has gone to exactly so I was like well. Maybe we'll talk this out finally but it wasn't the case I don't thinks thanks very sad very sad so I don't know he'll be hopefully it'll be out of work soon enough well ALP. We'll see how he handles as well. And the other generally when you're You know I think the Red Sox with accuse others of this that when you're white and empower you you're going to be alright. They'll get the scapegoat. Alex on this one a poor men of color. That's exactly building. They're not the rest of the no they'll ever escape. Everyone will stay and they'll say we didn't. We didn't know a thing. We didn't know anything which is again horrible. Defense what Because if it's true it's just bizarre I it was true. I mean you're even dumber the same people who Bill Belichick said you. Have Tom Brady about the. Footballs as well. This is ridiculous. Of course biotechno- something. Well you could say I was one of them talk check totally through Brady under the bus press conference completely. Sure he never mentioned players my name. It's always should've coaching so we'll see but I like seeing. The Red Sox have to eat some shit icing the globe looking pathetic. It's nice rare. Good Day rare. Good Day rare win. We'll see we'll see in bed. They will anybody in the globe ever right not bad about this when chorus fired shaughnessy alright. So that's not bad. The Red Sox clean core has gone. It'll be it'll be you know it's but it's amazing. Apparently Shaughnessy went on ninety eight five this morning and he's putting out the corporate spin pretty. Yeah well we have the sounder. No no they have. They haven't posted it yet. I just got some tweets about it all you know. Okay we'll get. We have a bunch of other stuff we have to get to but first let's Take care of our good friends. At Milton's they're big winter..

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The Surprising Origins of Mother's Day

Curiosity Daily

01:37 min | 2 years ago

The Surprising Origins of Mother's Day

"Absolutely should celebrate mothers everywhere. So to all the moms out there listening. We hope you have a really fantastic day today for a lot of people though mother's day is also a pretty tough day for a lot of different reasons. And that group of people include the founder of mother's day herself, Anna Jarvis she successfully established a national holiday only to fight against those who celebrated in a way, she didn't like here's her story. When Jarvis was just twelve years old her mother closed her Sunday school lesson with a prayer that someone would one day found a Memorial Day to commemorate mothers for the match Maginness service. She renders to humanity Dervis remembered that prayer. For the rest of her life and in nineteen oh seven two years after her mother's death. Jarvis began to lobby for a national holiday in her mother's honor. She wrote thousands of letters to influential people, including teddy Roosevelt, William Jennings, Bryan. And Mark Twain in early nineteen o eight the Senate rejected her mother's day resolution, but she wouldn't be deterred on may tenth nineteen o. Eight Jarvis spoke at the first official mother's day services. One at her childhood church in Grafton, West Virginia and another at a sold out venue in Philadelphia her idea caught on like wildfire, at least unofficially and over the next few years. The majority of states in the US held mother's day celebrations that wasn't by accident. Either. Germans petition to state governors for official mother's day proclamations every single year she asked people to observe the day by visiting or at least writing to their mothers and wearing a white carnation.

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"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

03:01 min | 2 years ago

"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

"A high tech area with West Virginia university is doing all sorts of advanced research in great stuff. The state isn't just one big coal mine. So the the gazette has started piling up. A lot of big national awards got the Pulitzer for its reporting on the opioid epidemic in West Virginia, and you now have the MacArthur award which comes with a six hundred twenty five thousand dollar stipend. And I'm just curious. Let's just say some fancy news organization from New York calls you and says, you know, Kenmore, junior. We need you. Would you consider such a thing or are you content being a really big fish and a pretty small pond. Oh, gosh. Well, you know, I've occasionally gotten those kind of calls from people in, you know, I, this is home for me. What's Virginia's home in my wife is a West Virginia native, and she's a legal aid lawyer. And I think one of the things that drew us together and continues to sustain our family is our shared love for West Virginia and our shared desire to try to do things to make it better. You know, everything that I have, you know, West Virginia gave to me, and I think I have a sense of duty to try to to give back and one thing that I know for sure is that when I I look at the people who've been MacArthur fellows before me and wow, they're just, I mean, just giants in all sorts of fields, and it's very clear that this is not supposed to be a parting gift. You know, when you're leaving the stage and end of career sort of tip of the hat, you know, they want to. Encourage people to do more and better things, and somebody there maybe on a bad day thought that I had something that I could do that was special or unique or different. And I feel some duty to figure out exactly what that is and try to do it for West Virginia. Ken, thank you so much. Thank you. Ken ward is on the energy beat for the Charleston gazette mail and a recipient of the twenty eighteen MacArthur fellowship commonly known as the genius prize. on the media supported by target presenting future at heart, a new podcast that highlights the impact of change makers across the country as they worked to help their communities move forward together towards a better future future at heart takes to Miami New York city, Washington d. c. and more to hear about the causes happening in those communities and the people behind making change happen because improving tomorrow starts today, download future at heart on apple podcasts or wherever you get your podcasts..

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"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

04:35 min | 2 years ago

"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

"Our department of environmental protection who decides, well, you know, we're not talking award, forget that he's not getting any information from us, and it usually lasts a couple of months and they get tired of it. They realize it's not really gonna help. We're still going to write about them, but the current administration, they continue this sort of gag order that goes across different agencies and they're in the process now of creating kind of a new wing of state government, a communications hub which is aimed at just getting their message out ministry of propaganda. It sounds a lot more like running for office than it does governing just as the national press has to just kind of dig in and work hard or sometimes because of the way President Trump is handling things just shows even more the need for us to be strong and do good reporting is reporting on these industries harder as your day to day job changed because big coal isn't quite the nine hundred pound. Rila at once was is Kohl's size and economic impact decreases the job changes. One of the things we're really trying to dig into and deal with is legacy liabilities of these industries. There's been a great movement by many companies to use bankruptcy, the liability for retiree health care and retiree pensions. The w. a. won a victory in congress, protecting health care for retired mon- workers and their families, but it's still trying to protect hard one pensions that comb honors worked for decades to earn and trying to address the promises that the coal industry is made for a century in West Virginia that you know everything was going to be great. Why is it that after a century of coal mining, West Virginia is still so poor. One of the effects of coal losing its market share is that natural gas, which is another West Virginia resource is booming. And you're seeing a kind of deja vu. Are you not. I think so. I think one of the big questions for West Virginia is what is West Virginia learned from its relationship with Cole that can inform and improve our communal relationship with natural gas. What can we do as far as taxation to support schools and roads? What can we do about environmental regulation to make sure that our land and water and air protected? What can we do to make sure that more west Virginians are the folks who get the jobs from that industry? What can we do to make sure that one day someday when natural gas starts to decline to. Communities won't be left hurting the way they are hurting now that coal is on the decline. And I think those are real challenges for journalism that that it's, it's our responsibility to ask those kind of tough questions and and try to force the discussion of those things more out into the open than the industries involved or the political leaders would like the coal industry is obviously filthy. It's obviously dangerous and obviously files the environment with sulfur in particular matter and blows the tops off of mountains and natural gas is a whole lot cleaner, but you're making two points. It's not perfect. It's not environmentally pristine and also by the way, let's not make the same mistake. We made with coal and not fund the life after natural gas. I think there's a lot of people who live in communities were live right next door to these giant Marcellus shale. Well. Pads were whose communities are have roads that are clogged and torn up from Marcella shale, gas trucks who might disagree with the characterization that everything is just fine in this industry is causing a lot of on the ground sorts of problems. And like a lot of industries, it's been. It was initially slow to try to respond to them. I think that climate scientists would say that especially given some of the regulatory rollbacks by the Trump administration, the methane leaks and emissions all up and down the the production chain of the gas industry or a serious threat to the planet's climate. I think there's lots of those kinds of concerns in West Virginia with the natural gas industry. We actually did something we, we looked like we were doing something forward thinking, we created a future fund to take a portion of natural gas taxes and set it aside kind of the way Alaska has the permanent fund..

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"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

04:02 min | 2 years ago

"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

"For example, since you were a. Callow young cub, it would probably surprise a lot of folks who don't know me and don't really know people in the coal industry. There are a lot of people in the coal industry. There are some of my best sources, and certainly when one company does something not very good other companies like to tell me about it, but there's also a lawful lot of people that work in the coal industry that like me or West Virginia natives who wanna see the state succeed and aren't always very happy if they feel that their neighbors are getting the short end of the stick. And there's a lot of people that have been regulators of the coal industry that have been very helpful. And I've learned a ton from about how the regulations do and don't work. I would say that one of the things that's been the most gratifying to me is to get a sense that families of miners who get hurt and killed on the job regardless of how they felt about the newspaper before that happened, they seem to rely on us in. It may be gives them some small bit of comfort. When rewrite stories that kind of eliminate the needless -ness of deaths and injuries in mining so that maybe we can prevent some other death or injury from happening. You know, there is this conventional wisdom, I guess out side of West Virginia in journalistic circles that Appalachian communities are these benighted people who are so dependent on the industries that are doing them so much harm. They vote against their own interests and that their too poorly informed or too cowed by power to really look after themselves. It's pretty low hanging fruit. When the national press outlet after outlet comes to West Virginia to do the Trump country story. And all you really need to do is insert the name of the diner where they stopped to have a Cup of coffee or lunch, and it's the same story over and over again when if they had driven a few miles further down the road, they would have found some sons and daughters of coal monitors. Who were creating a new future for West Virginia in some other sort of industry. And I've gotten to the point probably where immune to the feelings that a lot of my colleagues or my neighbors get when they see West Virginia portrayed one way or another in the national press. I would kind of flip it around a little bit. If it's true that west Virginians are dependent on an industry that causes them problems. Well, why is that? Is it because people in other parts of the country like cheap electricity or inexpensive steel is because our country wanted to win World War Two wanted to have an industrial revolution. You know, Senator Manchin likes to talk about how the rest of the country really owes a lot to West Virginia into coal monitors for the sacrifices that have been made here. And it's very easy for people in other places to make those kinds of judgments. It's speaking from a bit of privilege, Don Marsh, who was editor of the gazette when I started there used to talk about hill. Billy's being this minority that it was okay to pick on. And I think unfortunately, there's still a little bit of truth to what dawn said. On the other hand, your own governor has followed the Trump strategy of criticizing the press, especially when it is holding these big industries accountable for whatever the environment worker safety. You name it, and asserting that every negative story is robbing West Virginia of jobs. What effect does that have you in going about your business governor, Jim Justice, his criticisms of the press seem to mostly be aimed at saying, we don't write enough good stories about him. He thinks that the newspaper where I work is driving jobs left and right from West Virginia, and this administration in our state government is the most inaccessible and least transparent of any in my time periodically will get somebody who's running..

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"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

On The Media

03:28 min | 2 years ago

"west virginia" Discussed on On The Media

"Go back twenty seven years ago. In most places, a young reporter gets assigned the call beat, and the response might be coal, really got nothing in politics for me. Maybe I don't know obits, but in West Virginia coal is or was king. What was it like when you first got started covering that beat? Well, my experience with coal goes back even a couple years before I started. Fulltime at the Zet. I did an internship in the summer of nineteen eighty nine. That was the summer that the United mine workers of America. The union was on strike against a company called piston coal, and I got assigned to help cover the strike one of the jokes in the newsroom was that because I was an intern wasn't on the company health plan. So if there was any trouble on the picket line that it would be okay, but I spent that summer kind of driving around with a photographer. Jim Nolte talking to comb honors on picket lines and hearing their stories about what it was like to work underground and listening to them, talk about the struggles over decades and decades between miners and mine operators, and it was just a fascinating sort of world that was new and different to me, and that was kind of it for me. I knew that that's what I wanted to do. So you've got labor disputes. You've got worker health and safety wages environmental stuff. What else does the fossil fuels beat looked like. It has a lot to do with politics here. Coal industry is still very powerful politically, probably more powerful politically than it is economically. Instead, there's a lot of fact checking of politicians who say, one thing or another about the coal industry and the cause of the coal industry's decline, and there's lots of things and you know, unfortunately, a lot of my work over that time has been kind of death and disaster and destruction mon- explosions that killed twenty nine people were mind cave-ins that kill people worrying about the safety of coal refuse dams and chemical plant explosions, and those sorts of things that seemed to come with the heavy industry here in West Virginia. And part of what I've tried to do with my coverage of those to write about how those are preventable sorts of disasters. There are things that that didn't have to happen and that west Virginians don't have to just kind of accept that as the lot in life in exchange for having these industries not to mention the collapse of the coal economy and. I guess the loss of market share in BT use the heyday long since passed. Sure. And one of the things certainly over the last ten to twelve years that I've tried to focus on is writing stories that will limit for local readers here in West Virginia. The real factors that played into the decline of coal rather than just kind of this hysteria about government regulations and President Obama and the PA to try to break all of that down for people in a way that they can understand. So they can see that the long-term curve for coal industry jobs has always been downward, and it's expected to continue that way. You got the MacArthur grant for partly vase for speaking to the most powerful forces in West Virginia. Now, with the understanding that you were maybe predator naturally, combative reporter at the birth of your career, how have the relationships Ivanov between you and big coal?.

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"west virginia" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

As It Happens from CBC Radio

01:43 min | 3 years ago

"west virginia" Discussed on As It Happens from CBC Radio

"Well i was practising pharmacist in west virginia uh for very long time and i initially started seeing the growth of the problem i'm gonna say around two thousand two um personally as a pharmacist i saw fan whole families deteriorate before my eyes i saw people bringing in prescriptions for extremely large quantities of narcotics and i saw that we were utilizing in the pharmacies i worked in uh we're utilizing more and more and more of those control substances uh so around two thousand two's when it really struck my consciousness now i was already a legislator at that time but that was still practicing i first saw it come across my counters in my practice in in my profession but then as i started seeing statistics uh at two legislative level it became apparent that it was just taking off and i'll tell you something the route two thousand five it was really evident something was wrong and i can say that because there was an outfit call the prevention partnership uh it was a qualify public a nonprofit and a date convened the huge meeting in charleston west virginia our state capital and it was well attended uh a lot of political types the governor was there and they reported it it was going to cost because of what they were saying dead in two thousand five that was going to cost up to twenty million dollars a year for five years to get ahead of the problem that had already that already existed that organization within six months was di funded and disappeared and that was thirteen years ago almost thirteen years ago.

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