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Robert Byrd Vs. Joe Manchin
"Now, let me ask you senator in terms of Robert bird versus Joe Manchin. If Robert Byrd had passed the bill that just passed, the 87 IRS agents would be taken up offices in West Virginia. Is there anything like that in this bird in this bill? Not that I know of and, you know, listen, we've all been on, I've been on our show crazy Joe for keeping the filibuster into that. Let's now work on a bipartisan infrastructure Bill. And I thought it made sense. I worked on the chips act. It was probably too expensive, but it still makes sense, trying to develop chips that we need for our military and domestic consumption in America, not relying on China and other places. So it's not like I can't work with a guy. Here's what happened. This is the same Joe Manchin who voted with the Democrat and march of 2021. Just imagine every Republican voted no. What does that tell you, Susan Collins? Ted Cruz, Lindsey Graham, all of us saw this bill as being hurtful to the economy and Joe Manchin was wrong in 2021. He's wrong now. And I think he's done a lot of damage to the people in West Virginia. That's at least what the goal will say.
Pres. Trump Is Confident Manchin, Sinema Will Lose in November
"Coming. Actions have consequences too. Will Joe Manchin pay a price? For betraying his constituents, we'll Kirsten cinema, pay a price. The two Democrats who could have gotten the moon. I mean, they could have gotten whatever they wanted if they would have just held firm and stood up to the antics of Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, will they? Well, president Trump was at cpac over the weekend in Dallas. And he made a promise what happened to Manchin and sinema, what happened, we're trying to figure out what the hell happened, where did this new philosophy come from? All of a sudden, 48 hours. I think if this deal passes, they will both lose their next election. I do believe that West Virginia and Arizona will not stand for what they did to them. So maybe this speech can stop them because when Manchin hears me say he's going to lose West Virginia and I'll go down and campaign against them as hard as anybody can. Huge roar from the crowd at cpac with Trump promising to campaign as hard as he can against Joe Manchin.
AP correspondent Walter Ratliff has the Religion Roundup.
"And this week's religion roundup an AP investigation and covers abuse reporting failures in the Mormon church a Christian flag flies over Boston and Iraq's Yazidi community commemorates a tragic decade on stage Three of 6 children who accused their father of sexual abuse are suing the Mormon church for not going to authorities and letting the abuse go on for 7 years It didn't stop The eldest daughter of Paul Douglas Adams says when she reported abuse on a phone helpline it was kept within the church It didn't go away They just let it keep happening AP investigative reporter Michael resendez says the Arizona case follows a pattern found in other states The Associated Press has received nearly 12,000 pages of sealed records from another child sex abuse case in West Virginia which show that the helpline stands at the center of an elaborate system to divert child sex abuse complaints away from law enforcement And instead send them to attorneys for the church who may cover up that abuse leaving children and victims in harm's way Attorneys for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints say church officials feel they were constrained by confidentiality rules To lay at the feet of these bishops the blame for that is absurd and it's wrong Arizona's child sex reporting law says anyone who reasonably believes a child has been abused or neglected has a legal obligation to report the information The Christian flag that became the focus of a free speech legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court has been raised outside Boston city hall The flag raising took place about three months after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the city unjustly discriminated when it refused to fly the banner in 2017 Artists from the Yazidi community of Iraq commemorated their tragedy during a stage performance in Iraq's Kurdish region It has been 8 years since the lives of the Yazidis were torn apart by Islamic State militants The United Nations has called the attacks a genocide I'm Walter ratliff
Caller: Why Don't We Make Arbor Day an International Holiday?
"I was just wondering, why do we not make arbor day a world holiday? Where everybody across the world goes out and plants a tree, we're so worried about carbon emissions, we understand that trees give off life breathing, oxygen, and they absorb carbon. Worldwide holiday. Whether there's a lot of, there's a lot of things Mike that we could do other than some of the reckless spending on some of these energy plans that are built into this deal that Joe Manchin has decided he's suddenly going to support. Senator Manchin talks about the energy aspect of this. Now, what he should recognize is that these same Democrats that he has caved to will come after the coal industry in his home state of West Virginia.
Joe Manchin Describes Negotiations With Chuck Schumer
"A West Virginia senator coal country is taxing his own constituents after he has already said you don't do a tax increase in the middle of a recession. Well, that's exactly what Joe Manchin has done. But maybe what he admitted to hoppy kercheval helps explain why. When we were working and negotiating, we started our staff started back way back in April. And first of all, nobody in the right mind after I have been ostracized for how long and victimized, if you will, because I killed the DDB because the BBB was just the I think about the offer our economy is a bad deal for our country and to change the trajectory. We are as people. So I was totally opposed to that in America kept saying, build back better, build back better, smaller. There's no such thing as a build back better. This is truly going to be around inflation reduction. So what we did, we started talking start negotiating in this and that everything else. And the bill that we had there were some things in that bill that we were negotiating up until when the 9.1% came out, there were some things in the bill that I was concerned about that could be looked to be on to be inflationary inflammatory. So I told you more on Thursday as a chuck. I want to wait. I'm not satisfied with the way some of the things we have, then we better wait and see what this inflation figures are for the month of July because everyone was saying, it's going to go down, go down, go down. I've been hearing that since it was 6% and one to 8% and went to 9.1, 9.1. So I told my staff after the instruct got mad, and he said, well, you're walking. You're not going to do this and that, not your chuck. I'm not walking away from anything. I'm just being very cautious. The people must Virginia can't at Ford, higher prices. They can't afford higher gasoline prices. So what changed? For energy prices. So I said, I told my staff to start scrubbing it.
Politico: Somehow, Someway, Joe Biden Is Back in the Game
"I saw a Politico last night somehow some way Joe Biden is back in the game. He's suddenly on the verge of a turnaround. White House thinks it could salvage his summer and alter the trajectory of his presidency. All because Joe Manchin caved, you know, I held out hope for Joe Manchin by pal Mark Davis in Dallas, said, no, don't do it. Don't do it. I'll believe it when I see it. Democrats going to Democrat. And Joe Manchin betrayed Mitch McConnell, betrayed his constituents. You know that Joe Manchin is on board now with a coal tax, you heard that correct. A West Virginia senator wants to tax the coal industry. Tax increases. Because, you know, it makes sense to have a tax increase during a recession.
Joe Manchin Will Sell You out Every Time
"Joe Manchin from West Virginia to a West Virginia audience I love you You guys and ladies are the best I spend a good amount of time in West Virginia I used to take some vacations up there With my wife and daughters I love it It is a beautiful place Those mountaineers games don't you play country roads at the end of the game He does nothing like that Just watch it on rumble or elsewhere It's incredible But my gosh this guy is a disaster Joe Manchin it will sell you out every single time
Biden calls deal with Manchin 'godsend' for US families
"President Biden says he backs a historic deal reach by Senate Democrats on an expansive healthcare and climate change package The legislation seemed all but dead before a startling agreement this week between majority leader Chuck Schumer and West Virginia's Joe Manchin I think it's a win win Here at The White House the president said it will tackle inflation invest in clean energy and lower prescription drug costs Though top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell sees a differently Grand new deal craziness that will kill American energy And prescription drug socialism The Senate is expected to vote next week setting up the president for an unexpected win heading into November's elections Sagar Meghani at The White House
West Virginia State Senator Patricia Rucker's Fight for School Choice
"West Virginia has been very late to the discussion of reform of education and school choice. So until I was education share three years ago, there was zero. Absolutely zero. So we had this little thing called a teacher strike. You may have heard of it. And that was because we proposed to build that would introduce just a tiniest bit of school choice, open enrollment, charter schools, and a very small limited ESA. Explain the essay for saving the company. Exactly. Education savings account, which is where the money goes into an account that the parent can basically use to educate the child. It is the free use of all the school choice because it can reuse anywhere. So that little Bill cost a teacher strike and it was really sad it died during the legislative session, but the governor still wanted us to give the teachers the race that he had promised them. And we, in the Senate, said, nope, they killed that Bill. If we don't get school choice, we're not giving them a raise, and we held firm. So that at the end of the session, he agreed to our terms which was to have a special session just for school choice, and at that special session, we finally got charter schools and open enrollment, but the education savings account did not survive. And when it didn't survive, I basically, I guess you'd say I threw the gottman down. I said, well, they better get me out of office because if I get reelected in 2020, I will make certain I introduce the most broad education savings account possible. And sure enough, they did everything they could. I bet you the teachers union did everything in California. You had to walk around and your face would have been on billboard. Stop this killer of education. They would have called you every name in the book. There was a very significant amount of money spent against me and ads and no one had seen that kind of mailers. In my district for a very long time. But I succeeded.
Senator Patricia Rucker Feels Tax Hikes Will Hurt West Virginia
"Senator Rucker, that's an amazing story. From Venezuela to the state Senate of West Virginia beating an incumbent Democrat to get there. Now what I got to ask you though, like me, you're a Roman Catholic. And like me, you know, Shelley Moore capital is a great senator. And Joe Manchin until yesterday was holding the line and then Joe Kate last night. Are you surprised that he came? I mean, tax hikes as a recession comes in. What do West Virginia think about that? I can not imagine that there would be any positive reaction. It is just absolutely inconceivable. And they're going to spend billions and billions and billions more in an inflationary time on green stuff that Joe said he wouldn't do. And just doesn't make sense. And especially for West Virginia, we are a state that like it or not. Has a lot of fossil fuels and it is one of the main drivers of our economy. We are diversifying, but it is still a super good paying job for the state of West Virginia. And you take the fact that they're trying to destroy that. And then you raise taxes on people who are mostly very humble, very low means very rural. Where's it going to come from? Where it's going to come from is out of all of our hides.
Courts block abortion bans in Wyoming, North Dakota
"Courts have blocked abortion bans in Wyoming and North Dakota I'm Lisa dwyer with the latest Abortion ban set to take effect this week in Wyoming and North Dakota had been temporarily blocked by judges in those states amid lawsuits arguing that the band's violate their state's constitutions North Dakota's latest court action puts it among several states including Wyoming Kentucky Louisiana and Utah where judges have temporarily blocked implementation of trigger laws as lawsuits play out The Wyoming and North Dakota laws were set to take effect this week North Dakota's state's attorney general responded by immediately starting the clock on another 30 day countdown Meanwhile hundreds protested an abortion ban bill that has advanced in the West Virginia legislature I am Lisa dwyer
Manchin and Schumer announce surprise deal on climate and taxes
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting senator Joe Manchin says he has a deal with Senate democratic leader Chuck Schumer on health energy and taxes Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia has unexpectedly announced agreement with Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer on a package covering healthcare costs energy and climate issues higher taxes on the ultra wealthy and corporations and reducing the federal debt Last December resistance from Manchin who's one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate derailed a wide ranging $3.5 trillion ten year social and environment bill that was president Joe Biden's top domestic priority There was no immediate explanation for Manchin's sudden turnabout Mansion's press release provided
Biden holds off — for now — on climate emergency declaration
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting President Biden is holding off on a climate emergency declaration President Joe Biden travels to Massachusetts today to promote his efforts to combat climate change but The White House hopes for those anticipating a climate emergency declaration Everything is on the table is just not going to be this week on that decision At Tuesday's White House briefing spokeswoman karine Jean Pierre said the prospect of issuing a climate emergency in the future is still on the table Pressure on Biden to take action intensified after senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia pulled out of negotiations on climate legislation last week Additionally the focus on climate has heightened amid a searing heat wave that's blasting Europe Mike Gracia Washington
Trevor Noah: Biden Has to Deal With 'Dictator' Joe Manchin
"Listen, listen to what he points out about West Virginia senator Joe Manchin. And unfortunately for President Biden, the bad news didn't stop at his presidential pound. Yes, because when Biden got back to the U.S., he had to deal with another or powerful dictator. Joe Manchin, West Virginia Democrat, and somehow the real president of the United States. Because you see, Biden has spent the last two years trying to get Joe Manchin to vote for his build back better Bill. But Manchin has spent the last two years saying no. He's been giving a variety of answers, you know? Oh, I don't want to risk inflation. I don't want to end offshore drilling. I'm a Gemini and mercury's in retrograde. That's not a good time to make big decisions. So after a lot of back and forth, Manchin said, look, I'll do a much smaller bill that only has some health insurance expansions, and the climate change stuff, and then like, you can raise taxes on corporations to pay for it. So, Democrats took out everything Manchin didn't want and came back last week with a bill that only has what he asked for. To which Joe Manson said. He made like a gesture like fake you out. Joe Manchin is getting pressure from his constituents not to sign on to this nonsense and imagine that. A senator reflecting his constituents wishes. Not the activists in Washington, D.C., how about that,
What's Next for the Supreme Court?
"The long way for ro continues in legacy media. I mean, we're going to have this for a year. They're going to have 6 Shiva for a year over roe V wade and Planned Parenthood to be Casey. Meanwhile, the states are moving back to what they ought to be doing. I want to look ahead. I've done what's code as did a lot. I've written three Washington Post columns on West Virginia university alone. I want to look ahead to the next term, because I think it's going to be as big at least on the ending of use of race to award benefits or inflict penalty. And many other, what's ahead, Ilya, for next year. It's going to be another big term the court's not taking a year off. There is affirmative action in Harvard and UNC. There's the case called three O three creative, which builds on masterpiece cake shop, the baker who didn't want to make a cake for a same sex wedding. This time it's a graphic designer and a website. So no question that this is First Amendment protected activity, big cultural case. You mentioned West Virginia university, PA, which I think is the longest lasting decision this term prudentially. Next term a case like that also involves the EPA, but the clean water act and regulating the so called waters of the United States. If they're navigable, navigable waters, even if it's puddles, the EPA comes in and you can't build on the land, the case called sackett, second time that litigation has gotten to the Supreme Court. And California has been regulating the rest of the country. You might have heard in lots of different ways. There's a pork producer's case. You're thinking, agricultural regulation, California. Why is that important? Well, when they set the standard, whether it's for emissions, for agriculture, it's not like manufacturers, agricultural companies do one thing for the California market and another thing for the rest. So that sets national standards. And so there's something that lawyers call the dormant commerce clause or a state regulating interstate commerce that comes up. That's just a few of the big cases. And there's more. Election regulation, of course. When a state court rewrites what the legislature has done, this came up a number of times in Pennsylvania in the last election, but this is a case out of North Carolina. So the court is going to decide that, hopefully, once and for all.
Sen. Manchin Pulls Plug on Climate & Tax Negotiations
"Manchin says he will not support new climate spending or tax hikes on wealthy or in The Washington Post. New York Times headline as well. Manchin pulls plug on climate and tax talks, shrinking domestic plant. Senator Joe Manchin, the third Democrat of West Virginia pulled the plug on Thursday on negotiations to salvage key pieces of President Biden's agenda. Informing his party's leader that he would not support funding for climate or energy programs or raising taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations. This is such good news because more spending and more and tax hikes would take a recession turning into maybe a depression. And what it fueled inflation, it's like the exact opposite of what to do. This is why you can not vote for any Democrat at any level. Not named Joe Manchin, he's not up this year because there aren't any. The other ones have gone woke and left. This has left the Democrats with only one option and it's a good option. Chuck Schumer announced he's going to move the chips Bill.
The List of Republicans Who Contributed to Inflation
"Because these senators have contributed to inflation today Thereby partisanship has contributed to what's taking place today Roy blunt of Missouri Richard Byrd North Carolina Bill Cassidy of Louisiana Shelley Moore capito of West Virginia Susan Collins of Maine Kevin Cramer of North Dakota Mike crapo of Idaho Deb Fischer of Nebraska Lindsey Graham of South Carolina chuck grassley of Iowa John Hoover and of North Dakota Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky Lisa Murkowski of Alaska Rob Portman of Ohio Jim risch of Idaho Mitt Romney of Utah Dan Sullivan of Alaska Tom tillis of North Carolina Roger wicker of Mississippi these 19 Republicans Even after the $1.9 trillion spending splurge contributed another $1.2 trillion One 9 and one two 3.1 trillion on top of the half a trillion Just months before $3.16 trillion in less than one year On top of a nearly $5 trillion federal budget That's why we have inflation That's why we have inflation And these 19 Republicans contributed to it It's about the time the media in this country when they bring them on and they're attacking the Democrats point out who these 19 rhino cowards are playing to the media
Congress honors WWII hero of Iwo Jima with ultimate salute
"World War twos last remaining Medal of Honor recipient has been given another rare honor in the capital Herschel woody Williams was just 5 6 135 pounds Not the biggest marine Yet he was a force of nature on the battlefield House speaker Nancy Pelosi among those paying tribute to Williams who died last month at 98 He is just the 7th private citizen to lie in honor in the capital rotunda 77 years after Harry Truman awarded him the Medal of Honor for his actions on Iwo Jima With the number of World War II veterans dwindling senator Joe Manchin from Williams home state of West Virginia says this tribute was fitting He was the greatest of the greatest generation Sagar Meghani Washington
"west virginia" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"Said, I'll give you the money for your application. To take the LSAT, law school admission test. And he said, if you don't get accepted, you don't owe me anything. But if you get accepted, he said, you have to pay me back. And so, you know, I thought, you know, what I have to lose. So I went ahead and took it. And, you know, eventually got accepted into law school. So that's why I'm pretty sure that guy. I'm pretty sure that guy was Gary Willis. I'm trying to find I'm having a hard time here. Wow, so you lost a bet. But so you were the first person in the West Virginia state police to go to law school. Yeah, since then, we've had a number of people, but yeah, but I mean, here you are, here's a guy who refuses to write tickets, you know, would rather work you see. And now you're a lawyer. You must have been one popular guy. You know, actually, you know, here's what I did. I went to the superintendent of the state police at the time. I'm not going to mention his name. But he's retired FBI agent and I said, look, I've got an opportunity to go to law school. But I said, I can't go to law school. Without a job. We're one family income. I've got a young son. I said, I can't do it without a salary. And I said, and he said, well, what do you propose? You know, I said, how about letting me go to law school? On my off hours, you know, I'll go out and I'll work the interstate. I'll do whatever you need me to do. And don't worry about study time. I'll find study time on vacation weekends, whatever I need to do. And so he said, well, I don't know. I'll have to think about that. So I went ahead and went the first year. And so after the first year, I went back to him and I said, okay, I've done it for a year, and you see my activity sheets. You've seen what I've been able to do here, but I can't do that for another two years. I can't do it. I can't do that and work at the same time. And so he said, well, he said, I've thought about this. And I think you're just a little too progressive for the state police. Which floored me. I mean, are you not supposed to be progressive? So I actually quit law school. That was like an 84. Well, I got to know one of the attorneys up there real well that literally wrote the book on criminal law in West Virginia. I mean, literally, everybody refers to frankly rules on evidence of criminal law. And I got to know him real well, really good guy who was defense attorney. I had a couple of cases against him. And he treated me like gold. He really did. And so he called me up about a year. After I left, and he said, look, we're starting, it was two years later. He called me up and he said, we're starting a new program. It's a part time program.
"west virginia" Discussed on Game of Crimes
"And she said, you're the only one in the world. I think that I've ever heard that can do that. So I worked for them for about 6 months before I got accepted into the state police academy. Wow. Was that in the Charleston or the Fairmont area where would you have to go for that? Yeah, actually, it was went down to places like buck cannon, which is very heavily, a lot of gas fields down there. So yeah, we work in West End buckham in places like that. The northern part of the state. Yeah, that's pretty cool schlumberger. I've got a friend of mine who's done some work with those guys. I mean, huge, I mean, some of these huge companies oil and gas though is just huge, a friend of mine, former FBI agent, one of the big fraud cases he did was when they were building up the hugoton gas fields and they had all this construction equipment in. The budgets on those things were so big, it was easy to steal pickup trucks. You know, just get them from through fraud and hide them. They had like 15 pickup trucks, you know, big diesel trucks and stuff missing that nobody could account for, but it took so long to find them because these things, like you say, are big dollar. But hey, back to the back to regularly scheduled podcast. Let's talk about West Virginia state police. What was your application process like for that? What did you do? How long did it take? How long was your academy? Give us a few of the details there. Yeah, the West Virginia state police academy is, and it goes up and down a week at a time, depending on what the flavor of the training is. But it's 6 months long. And I applied, and it's so different today than what it was back then. Back then, I think there were 30, I think 3600 applicants for the state police at that time. And they only chose 35. To actually go through the academy. So there's absolutely no way I'll go at that time. I still had my .6 great average from college. I had, you know, I didn't have any supporters for I didn't know any politicians. I didn't know other than my dad was the only police officer that could have really vouched for me. So, you know, and I was sitting taking tests with people that were sheriff's deputy sheriffs, DNR officers, things like that. So I never really thought that I'd get in, but someone messed up and I got in and went through their 6 months of training. And when I left that, like I said, my duty station was in the southern part of the state down in the co camps of West Virginia.
"west virginia" Discussed on TIME's Top Stories
"Joe mansion faces protests from the left at home in west virginia by philip elliott in many ways politics is a theater for policy. Discussions told through very layers of symbolism and stage management politicians signal meaning in the colors they choose to wear the towns they and the venues they appear in on the outside activists stage elaborate performance art like handing out flip flops to shame candidates who switched positions or flying prop planes with slogans dragging behind on banners. The moves don't have to be terribly subtle to have a desired effect. There certainly won't be any level of subtlety at political events in charleston. West virginia on august. Twenty sixth organizers. Say it's too late to chase any degree of nuances. They build a case against west. Virginia's notoriously a political politician moderate democratic. Senator joe manchin. We really have a crisis in the character of the nation right now on the one hand. You've got republicans who seem to never see anything that will lift the masses of the people that they like. They are committed to a retrogressive public policy. They believe in treating corporations like people says the reverend william j barbara the second a co chair of the poor people's campaign a national call for a moral revival which positions itself as an heir to the civil rights movements activism and has been merciless to mansion on the other hand. You've got so called moderate and centrist. Democrats who did not swear to uphold the moderate or the centrist constitution. They swore to uphold the constitution. Somehow or another when they get in they follow the lead of the chamber of commerce rather than the constitution mansion represents one of the poorest whitest states in the country west virginia was second only to wyoming in its support for donald trump last year mansion initially refused to back democrats aggressive voting rights spill and later appeared at a texas fundraiser with republicans trying to roll them back in that state. He is no fan of democrats big-ticket infrastructure plans and won't scrap the filibuster to do other legacy defining ideas and he was one of eight democrats to vote against upping the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour as part of a democratic only cove in nineteen relief bill in a fifty fifty senate that tilts to democrats only when vice president kamala harris breaks a tie. Mansion effectively has veto power. Which is why barber after meeting earlier this week with house speaker. Nancy pelosi is heading to west virginia to pressure mansion when barbour lash showed up with activists in the state in june mansion changed his tune on voting rights. Now barber tells time he wants mentioned to keep evolving on voting rights the filibuster a minimum wage hike and workers rights. It's an ambitious agenda for sure but one that can trace its roots back to the civil rights movement of the nineteen sixties. The plan is for one hundred fifty. One cars were more to.
"west virginia" Discussed on Axios Today
"First today's one big thing how the opioid crisis is fueling. Hiv outbreaks and west. Virginia and beyond one of our listeners. In west virginia. Lucas from charleston. Texted me recently about a local outbreak of hiv in his town earlier this year. The cdc called this outbreak in kanawha county west virginia the most concerning hiv outbreak in the entire us associated with injection. Drug use this week. The cdc issued a report on how to manage this outbreak but their recommendations are almost impossible to implement because of current local. Laws look suggested we speak with mountain state spotlights public health reporter. Lauren piece has been covering. What's been happening in west virginia so we called her up. Hi laurin hey thanks so much for having me. So what does the cdc recommending in their report that they put out this week. They were called into town earlier this summer to address the outbreak in charleston in west virginia's capital city where seventy two new cases of hiv link to injection drug use have been identified to put that in perspective a city of charleston size and a county the size of cunanan. Typical year in the us would have fewer than one new cases of hiv link to injection drug use. One of the number one recommendations that came in this report was to increase access to sterile needles for people who inject drugs but because of the legislation that was passed. that's not currently an option lauren. Can you tell us when this hiv outbreak. I started so it's actually kind of the result of a closure of.
"west virginia" Discussed on NPR's Business Story of the Day
"For the first time a federal trial against the companies. That sold and distributed opioids is going to closing arguments. It's happening today in charleston west virginia. Three of the nation's biggest drug wholesalers face face claims that they shipped millions of pills to rural towns and cities ignoring red flags as addiction and overdose deaths exploded at the same time. These companies hope to convince thousands of communities across the country to end their opioid lawsuits in exchange for a twenty six billion dollar national settlement. Npr addiction correspondent. Brian man is in charleston. West virginia this morning and joins us now good morning. Brian do morning sarah brian. I want to dig into why this case in west virginia matter so much but first. Let's talk about the people there in west virginia. How has this opioid crisis that you've been covering damage these communities. It's been uniquely painful here. The trial focuses on the huntington west virginia and surrounding kabul county home to about ninety thousand people. And what we know. Because of information disclosed during this trial is that these three drug distributors mayor source bergen cardinal health and mckesson they shipped tens of millions of these highly addictive pills to huntington experts say that sparked an addiction crisis where one in ten people is now opioid dependent and that addiction is now being fed with street heroin and sentinel. I met shannon. Dan who lives on the street there in huntington and all is no joke. And it's just a split second you know and every time we is sticking arm a we're taking fifty visit chance you know you know we saw and people are dying. Sarah fatal overdoses of surged forty percent in west virginia. Outpacing the rise of drug deaths around the country. What have we learned so far during this trial brian. Why do these companies ships so many pills. What the company says the fault really lies with doctors who wrote all these prescriptions and with government regulators failed to intervene but this trial has forced these firms to disclose a lot of internal documents showing how the industry operated a lot of. It's embarrassing for one thing. Just the sheer quantities of pills. Shipped as addiction rates surged experts. I've spoken to say that's hard to justify we also learned executives at source. Bergen shared an email mocking people with addiction. Calling them billy's another document showed executives at mckesson urging their safety teams to avoid using the word suspicious when describing big opioid orders from pharmacies. Even when those orders did appear suspicious and last week. These companies along with johnson and johnson agreed to a tentative national opioid settlement. Worth twenty six billion dollars given that deal. Why is this case still going forward. Yeah that's confusing first of all huntington and cab accounting here in west virginia. Just don't plan to sign onto that national deal. These communities say their recovery alone from this opioid crisis will cost more than two billion dollars and officials in some other parts of the. Us have also signalled they. Just don't think that national settlement provides enough money. This case here in west virginia is also serving as a kind of legal testing ground. The claim being heard is that these companies created what's known as a public nuisance under the law by shipping. All of these pills. This is going to test. Whether that public nuisance rule law will be applicable in cases. Like this all over the us sixties drug companies lose. If they're forced to pay up where the money go you know one of the things. That's heartbreaking and covering this opioid epidemic. Is how much the public health fight is happening on a shoestring. String budget ninety. Three thousand people died across the us from these overdoses last year but addiction treatment programs operate on year to year. Grants on donations often with volunteers. Spoke about this with jennifer chapman who works at a shelter in huntington called. Billy's place that cares for women who used opioids while they were pregnant. Their babies are born with opioid dependency. It's a desperately needed service. But she says it's a fight just to keep the doors open. it's always been kind of a struggle This past year with a pandemic. It has been harder. Everyone had to worry about their own finances. People being at work and all that so it was kind of a struggle. But we're still here. So you know if the federal court here in charleston does rule against these companies finds them liable. It could mean a lot more funding for lily's place and other programs things like supportive. Housing and medication therapy for people with opioid addiction. And again sarah. People say all of that is desperately needed right now. That's brian man. Who covers addiction for npr. He's in charleston west virginia this morning for the first closing arguments in federal opioid trial. Thanks so much brian..
"west virginia" Discussed on State of Fear Podcast
"Because at the time was virginia was just virginia. West virginia didn't become west virginia until eighteen. Sixty three technically. It was virginia but it was in the section that will become virginia which is why still be included today store now. The family began to cultivate and live off the land and for the next eight years. They prospered through a mixture of livestock tobacco. We an orchard and a kitchen garden in august of seventeen eighty three. The clay's wanted to build a fence. Around a recently harvested grain stacks in order to keep his cattle from accessing them while it was out in the field or while they were out maliciously so michael tasks his sons bartlett and ezekiel or he went off hunting for the day. As bartlett ezekiel were busy building. The fence their sisters were at a riverbank doing the family washing while their mother and younger siblings were at home doing housework. Unbeknownst all of them a small group of marine shawny indians were making their way towards their land they. I reach bartley clay. Who was shot dead instantly. The shot echo through the area reaching the girls down at the bank who immediately took off for home and their path led them to right where young barley lay debt. They ran into southern chinese indians. And one of the older girls tabitha watched as one of the shawnee attempted to scalp bartley damn being a rough frontier bad ass. She leapt into action in attack. Shawnee indian reaching reaching for his knife. Unfortunately she was overpowered and stabbed to death. They were both scout. Damn yeah while all this is very gutsy. Oh yeah yeah absolutely well all this going down. Mrs klay watched helplessly from her house at the same time. A piece of shit named lincoln blankenship came the call on the clay house. Mrs clayton begged blankenship. Jump in shoot at the attackers and help save her daughter. Tabitha's life unaware that blankenship would be the prototype for the cowardly lion. He turned tail and fled to the nearest town of new river to report. The attacks on the clay history has not looked fondly on him since then. He's a puckett coward. It's a punky now. He is pumped bitch. Yep he's definitely on bitch. Yeah i know pump. Bitch he's bondage. Meanwhile hezekiah was captured and taking his prisoner in the attackers fled into the woods. Now mrs klay also being a bad ass. Frontiers woman managed to bring the bodies of barclays habit. The into the house and lay them on a bed and despite being completely distraught gathered up her remaining children in rush them. All six miles away to the neighbor's home of james bailey to get help six miles six miles man man. Then were the days i mean. Yeah it's bad. it's bad when when you know critical things happen but that kind of spacing out nowadays because you're looking for that'd be desirable. Yeah that's exactly what i'm looking for. Mister klay eventually made it home and discovered his worst nightmare on scene is to children's bodies and no one else around. He assumed they'd all been captured in this homestead and headed to new river for help he managed to make it to new river the next morning and reached captain mark.
"west virginia" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"And, you know, died. Obviously. Hindsight's always 2020 wish out of that bar Casey. All right, so let's go into the college football kit on when you make sure that I get your opinion and Andy's opinion on all these College games and pro games as well, West Virginia and are me and, you know, talking with Mark Lawrence. You know, we're both pleased that army did find an opponent for a bowl game. West Virginia minus seven pretty consistent year for the Mountaineers and and a program that's now trending back on the way up after the coaching move Total of 41 Liberty ball from Memphis, Tennessee. Brad Powers anything we can look at here. And is there an angle to where you see an advantage? One side of the other. I just lean West Virginia. I know the money's coming in on army on West Virginia did have a couple of key guys opt out on their defensive front seven, which is an ideal when you're playing. The option. To me. It's more of a fate against the Army team that I thought benefited from are really weak schedule. I mean, three FCS teams and the two best teams. They did play as far as my power ratings. Cincinnati into lane both beat Army by a least 14 points. And I think West Virginia's pretty good, So I do leave with the Mountaineers. All right. What about you and I I'm pretty much in agreement across the board. They're, um they're bred mention the key thing the of their games this year. Three of them were against Abilene, Christian, Citadel and Mercer. And then if you want to add in another game that sort of along the same level, they played Louisiana Monroe, who went over the season as well, Not a very good team in Army beat him rather Easily. I'm concerned about their offense going up against a very good West Virginia defense. Of course, Army very run them intentional. They did not pass for 100 yards in any game this season. In fact, they're high was 94, then their next highest, I believe was like 75, so they basically rely exclusively on the ground game. Which makes it even though it's a it's a tough one. Generate. Prepare for when You're not really respecting the past. Um, you complete a pastor to maybe in the game, but I'm concerned about their ability to score against their two biggest pose. Navy 15 15 Nothing Win Air Force 10 in a 10 7 win again. Defensively, West Virginia may be as good a team that they will have faced aside from or maybe right on par with with Cincinnati, and the numbers sort of suggest that yards per play up front yards per play. Uh, Offensively. I think you're going to see West Virginia with very, uh, slight edge, but I think it's style of play of these two teams. I think West Virginia is at some point big going to be able to get the lead on Army make it difficult for Army to come back, perhaps crossing Marnie to Army turnovers to increase that margin, So I'm on the West Virginia side. I'll see if it goes down. A little bit more tomorrow, and I also think the game stays under There you go. B P. Let's look at Mississippi State Mike Leach in a miserable first campaign over there for star Phil probably glad that the cowbells weren't in the stands because they may have been silent. For some of those games is how bad the coaching was at times with Mike Leach and got off to a bad start there before any games were even played as some of the players deciding to opt out and ending up transferring those several of them. Tulsa minus 1.5 gave Cincinnati a game and a half after it looked like the bear Cats could take care of business with a 10. Nothing first quarter lead. But also hanging in there and a very disciplined Tulsa team totals. 45 a half Mississippi State not used to seeing an SEC team getting points from a team out of the American Athletic But tell us is that 1.5 point favorite total 45 Brad Powers where we hear Lean with Mississippi State here in ads basically, you know, kind of a play against also losing their best player opting out. He's an all American linebacker. If you don't know his name is David Collins, so be called on draft day here in a couple of months, I'm anyone than a Girsky Award for top defensive player in the entire country. So ah, very key part of their defense, opting out of this game for salsa. It's only a Lino because the weather forecast looks like it's gonna be awful, especially for Mississippi State, You know, want to throw it all over the yard. I mean, 50 Mile an hour wind 100%.
"west virginia" Discussed on TV Literate
"The first thing I have to say about this one is something that you said to me right when you start watching it too so that when they're introducing Westin, they've got like some of the craziest people are West Virginia stayed here and like I hate The Stereotype that West Virginians are like crazy hillbilly backwards incest brother fuckers, but there's the Jitter medley crazy people here there are I there yes there West Virginia is such an interesting place. I can't even describe it. Like I feel like as a non-native West Virginia and you can kind of understand like it's just a a different place here and I love it. So, I mean, I'm not saying it's a bad bad place. But yeah, there's there's there's some interesting people here. There's a lot of kind of different types of people in West Virginia, too. So, yeah, so the the thought of the the craziest the scariest people in West Virginia being in one building together is terrifying off. Like shoe but you know, I'm sure this was at a time where West Virginia was not suffering The Way West Virginia suffered now though probably not Civil War time might not have been great since birth their estate. Other challenges, you know, so hey maybe don't do slavery in Virginia sleep. Fuck you do slavery. So if anyone didn't know that history West Virginia exists because fuck you don't do slavery. Exactly. Yeah, we still have a million of people flying Confederate flags. In fact, you know stupidest the worst people like the competitors is done and short-lived and on American and unpatriotic whatever but we were literally created not Confederacy exactly. Like that's the whole reason why West Virginia exists. Yeah, because anti yeah. No, I mean anyway historical hypocrisy of West Virginians is interesting. Yeah, you could say that that's one word for it. All right back to the matter at hand right after this part. They were walking around and Grant and Joe and one of the girls was walking around they were in the I think the Jane Harvey hallway, they walked in their own they were in the kitchen area dead. They walked in there and it just looks the camera and he says wow feels like a ghost sandwich in here. I have that. I have that in my notes too. I love that. We're light. It's like a ghost sandwich. I'm like, oh, okay. I love yeah. I love I love kind of and Ghost Hunters like the mixture of the really serious moments and then the like lighter funny moments. It's it really they really balance each other out really well. So I I really enjoy I feel like that's kind of how if you and I were ghost hunters or like if you know, most of my friends were Ghost Hunters, we'd all be like that cuz there's you know, you talk about the real serious stuff, but then you have to have the release of that tension a dark building getting spooked like yeah, definitely and I'm like, I'm like a total like dark humor type of person. So like if I could definitely by both that so I appreciate it. Yeah, like Ghost Hunters just feels like the Parents, I guess I was like BuzzFeed unsolved where yeah, just cracking jokes and torturing each other, right? Yes. I guess you don't really like each other if you have nine hours of investigating to God. Yeah, you really do you couldn't do that with somebody you couldn't stand like there's no way so they had they went to the I guess was it called the civil war room is what it was called and they were like looking through documents that were in there and they I don't know. I'm sorry. I do not know the investigators name is Joe Joe Joe. So they reported feeling like a pool or like a tugging on their clothes or their back and then when they were looking at like the video evidence, they saw the movement in the papers behind them when they felt that which is like really cool. I thought that was really awesome. I know I just love it the ghost sandwich scene also was one of the times that I felt like You know, it wasn't just them being like spooked or them being, you know, trying to look for something cuz they like got so still and so quiet and just like that way full body shifts just like we something weird is happening. Yeah, you could tell they were like physically feeling something. It wasn't just like them putting on an act. Yeah, which is all I want to do. I just want to see people really to go home. Yes. Yes exactly. I want to see people get the shit scared out of them. Let's see. So this was the episode where they did the bone chisels. Lobotomy is that was cool. This is Joe and I can't remember the other guy's name cuz he's one of the newer guys and I didn't like I don't know any of the new guys his name's yeah, sorry, but they had The Bouncing Souls and I had the next like a proximity sensor that lit up when something was close to it or touched it. And so they were looking at the papers in the other room and then I looked down the hallway and they said the proximity sensors on and it's just like continuing to be on there talking to it and it's like still standing there and then it just goes off and the never see it again and then Just see if I can ghost. Yeah, it was crazy like walking through the doorway was so weird. Yeah. It was it was weird. And I really I thought I thought I thought that I liked that a lot of the stuff that they found on this episode. It kind of had like multiple things to like correspond with one event kind of like go together. I think that that kind of evidence is just so much more interesting to have like the sensor going off and then the orb anomaly type thing like happening at the same time and then like it's just it's so that stuff is so cool to me. Oh, yeah. So yeah, I really liked that. Yeah, I mean that's was basically everything that happened this episode like where they do like Yeah Bang a door or make a sound and then it would make sense and then be like, yeah that again I could find you in then it would do it again and I'm like, oh, yeah, they're real like it's this is a real active place. It seems like because I feel like there are so many episodes of paranormal shows in general that like, they're just like say something and they just sit in silence. So there's nothing or the light turns on and off once. Yeah, or like the play an EVP. That's like somebody walking past the microphone but it sounds like and I think it means get out or something. You know, that's normally how it is dead older. There was a welder who stayed here one time in nineteen twenty-four. Oh my God. That was my other thing. So they one thing that they were talking about. I think it was this episode. Oh, yeah. They said that they had had people I'm not sure if it was like just like people taking tours or like ghost hunters or whatever that like heard people named Jesse Jane and Jacob and then they like looked back on their records. They were people named those names like dead. Yeah, of course, they're going to be people named Jesse Jane and Jacob and the nineteen hundreds in this fucking huge ass. Like those are the most those are common names three thousand people in the building. There's a janitor Jacob exactly like especially in West Virginia, like maybe if you somewhere else maybe not but right like that's not I don't think that's like I don't think that necessarily mean anything at all I'm saying but it does make me laugh to think about if someone were like, oh I heard a coast and I said Jane Harvey born 1924. Oh, yeah that see that would be scared like social security number one, two, three, four, five six, seven eight nine dead. Yes, exactly. Like that would be that would be a little bit a little bit. That's what it will take to make me believe in ghosts. Exactly. All right. So what else did you want to talk about in terms of Ghost Hunters episode? I don't know. I always liked the Ghost Hunter episodes where they revisit somewhere. They've already been hm. Yeah. Yeah, I like him too because well first off you get like some of the footage spliced and from the first one like but only the best stuff which is like you don't.
"west virginia" Discussed on Fat-bike Radio
"Head North for steelers real in part was the decide on the door. That's Shit if you're wearing a mask. And you come in here we're going to treat it like a robbery. A mascot bloom that you're trying to rob the place and we will respond accordingly. More like. I was like Holy Shit. Dude no house like I have my Bandanna up. And I'm like, Hey, know he's like he's like, Hey, maybe even your underwear that well, it's cool Comiskey you know I do anyway. He's like I'm telling you you don't ask you. Know I'm I'm okay with it though. Was Getting pissed that I. wouldn't take my mass down. Face. He heard the he'd heard the legend of big sexy and he wanted to see that he was missing. WanNa see is really yeah. Yeah. Got It. But what West Virginia asking up and I'll I'll was having happened. We'll to see about Kentucky I. Don't Know Can Chucky jk just had a browner apparently can talk. I can't wait to drink some Kentucky Straight Bourbon whiskey. Man That's. Right right. Definitely GonNa hasn't Kentucky Fried Chicken. Are you. Are you running into national hippies some of the Nashville. He's already been tennis. I think have you been through to? Enact. I'm going to Nash after Frankfurt Yep right about right on right on Oh, you can have that. Food in an awesome next day food. and. I'm excited from the other end. It's delicious. Airport. Never. National released I've always always wanted to really excited for National Fuck Yeah Beautiful Town. That's not on the. Prince. and Prince sunsetting son I dunno good Nashville hot chicken. You. Get. Any? Oh, I'm not doing any ocean. I'm not doing any oceans strip. East. Nashville School Yeah for sure. My. My uncles actually on the board of the Chattanooga Choo Choo up there in Chattanooga. How very happily I wanted to have a monocled they have a great ball probably. But they have a really cool ice cream ride like you get an ice cream social from the eighteen hundreds on the train kind of deal. Pretty cool. Hey is that the Chattanooga Choo to yeah dude come. Can. Chug it. You put that out there. I can't now right big sexy. What do you got for us? Before you head on down the road. Nothing much man. Down Rocking. Monroe and. Basically saying we're having me. Yeah you did did fine job this week it was very informative and I think our our listeners are smarter for having heard you. I'm drinking hammers right now a matter of. Practice or two out of the three of us they have. Refreshing. Awesome. Well, it's from the land of sky. Blue waters is insurers. Its hands the beer. Refreshing. Yeah. Good. Illicit Kim has taken a big fat swallow on right now. Beautiful. That's awesome. But some argue. Thanks talk to you soon. Thanks for calling in literacy. Bank, you know Brown guys daily. And that's basically how you do I show. You get other people to do it for you. That's what I'm saying. Like, hell you're gonNA. Come on over. At sometimes, she's kind of the the the laugh track basically I only speak when spoken to. That's All right. So we heard from chewy and Jewish Salon Chair. If you haven't listened to this first podcast with Saab, I would. That's Jealousy of he did such a good job on the first one because he had an awesome guest for one but. We already have another one in the CAN, which is a buddy that he's written with on rag dry for years and. Since he's doing, this monthly will throw it up a week from Sunday probably. Kind of do a four week rotation or something see if he can keep the pipelines full of. In her resting characters indeed if I can understand what the hell you say, Hey, you're something. Yeah. I made the best chilly. I ever made the other day. He didn't eat the best chilly ever know what I can't do though can never make Chili again because I didn't write anything never read anything I know but it's turned out. So good I wish I had because I'd like to make it again. All right tomato. Camino retire you know has a pretty Rad damn based chilly in it. I like to use that as the baseline kind of Theresa Zoe and smoking fun so you can doctor it up to your. There you go. That's the restaurant. Well, it sat there for two days in. A restaurant Camino or the okay Gotcha it's not like he can bite it all these or something. No. Just. Come on. Hey, guess what y'all know what was yesterday? Siato Press Camp Oh value industry people I thought that was a seem week as. Virtual Frostbite this issue. Sometime I'm I'm sure we'll have a lot of interesting things to have seen from since it's tomorrow, but you're going to hear about it yesterday. Yes. So we can show you the Wednesday again. Apparently there was a miscommunication through the surly sales channels saying that we could have shown it last week one. got a note saying it's still embargoed I'm like that's not what it said on the theory. All you find people that noticed it got a little preview for a few days of the new Wednesday, but we can actually put it up yesterday. Okay so they can have, but it can see. Well, I have three of them now. Yeah I mean they can come and get them I just they just can't see them before they buy them come into the store until until yesterday. S- understand. Yeah. Yeah. We we just watched tenant. was back and forth and forth and back. So actually what you're saying is Talking about two hours and forty-five minutes. Imagine that would drive me batty or you're just saying. Very small microcosm of I feel number died i. feel extremely sad for all of our listeners for having to put up with that all the time. No. It just works. I.
"west virginia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Our campaigns designed to change organize for change especially in the rural states are sharing in a time of lockdown we've got our next guest on before he is a democratic candidate for governor that is to say candidate in the democratic primary in West Virginia Stevens this is part of a group called West Virginia can't wait I will talk about their model of organizing for change in the state like that now the world has changed as we want to have him back to talk about that as well so Stephen Smith welcome back to the program thank you so much for having me I'm glad to be here well we're glad to have you and I guess my first question is the last time you and I talked in a park on the West Virginia can't wait our members very intrigued as many people are buying a model you guys have put together a community I would call a community organizing community based organizing so it's not just a political campaign one person or a bunch of individuals but it's actually part of organizing the state I think it's very interesting last time you and I talk to them and that might have happened so I guess my question over one forty is how do you how are you guys working on adapting that model to one where you can't go out have a neighborhood meeting community meeting meeting and I can A. R. and a township or village how's that how are you guys think but we're doing the best we can in some ways we were built for this kind of crisis that the argument we've been making for the last two years is that the people of West Virginia are the ones who always end up having to govern ourselves anyway so we should put ourselves in charge and that's especially true during a crisis right you'll get any crisis in West Virginia history and there are lots of them it follows the same pattern the working people of the state realize what's going on before the good old boys club do they they jump into action we jump into action organizing food distribution we show up with pickup trucks we buy show what's possible from the bottom up eventually the good old boys club understands what's going on and they try to figure out how to take credit for what we're doing or even worse they start profiteering and then the end of all of it we're the ones left I carried the bag left left to clean up whatever devastation has been rocked and so we weren't surprised when a crisis happens we actually talked about what do we do if it went some natural disaster happens because we're used to seeing those in West Virginia and what it looked like was that in about a seventy two hour period we completely reimagined the campaign so we put up our corona virus response website up before the state of West Virginia had their own within seventy two hours we convene all of our county captains constituency captains are candidates and stitched together an economic relief planet coronavirus response policy plan wild and ours was up and running while the governor was still telling people to go eat at Bob Evans the centerpiece I know it's it it we have to last sometime so we don't cry the it's no it's no dis on Bob Evans that makes a statement about Bob Evans followed back Bob Evans I he tweeted afterwards you courage people to stay home I mean this is this is what it looks like though when we allow people to govern who have never struggled right people for whom politics is just sport they usually show up there always following are lagging behind at best and trying to profiteer at worst but the centerpiece of our strategy after the pandemic yet with that we turn to our field operations into a covert response team actually just looked up the numbers this morning so in the last less than two months we have recruited trained and supplied three hundred and fifty nine neighborhood captains stationed all across West Virginia and each one of those people is responsible for a hundred of their neighbors so they're checking in on a weekly basis to say do you have what you need do you have food medicine unemployment benefits do you need help getting your absentee ballot that is an old fashioned community care organization built inside of a political campaign and we constructed that entirely new model the course of those seventy two hours simply by listening to our people who said you know what we now as a campaign have two responsibilities we still have the responsibility to try and win a people's government in West Virginia we got to keep doing that and we have a responsibility to use what power we collected to actually try to reduce the suffering of our neighbors and so you've got champagne volunteers delivering groceries and helping get people connected to their local utilities to renegotiate their electricity bills and on and on and on so it's it's inspiring because it shows what government can't be and it's inferior because yet again the people of West Virginia are left to govern ourselves while the state government lags behind and again we're talking with Stephen Smith who is a candidate for governor in that in West Virginia and part of West Virginia can't wait campaign when the co founder so Steven all let me ask you know you guys it sounds like you guys are doing great work organizing using your infrastructure to show people what can be done but at the same time it's more than worrisome to me to see and hear what I've been hearing about for example you know a lot of people thirty three million I think now is the official number probably higher much higher been thrown out of work hi this pandemic and you know too much I'm hearing terrible things about how this current administration and current government has responded to the crisis on multiple levels including I hear there are terrible problems with people getting their employment benefits so you're right I think the only thing I can say to that is that we're not surprised unfortunately that to give you the example of the scale of the problem we're up against and West Virginia this is true around the country more than three times as many people have applied for unemployment benefits in the last two months in West Virginia has applied for unemployment benefits during the entire two thousand eight two thousand nine recession that for anyone who is uncertain what we are on the brink of is something that came to the Great Depression we don't know how deep we don't know how long but what it does is it puts our entire country to a decision even more so than six months ago we're at a precipice where one of two things is going to happen in American history right now that we're going to find the next generation in the next six months either we are going to have lurch towards increasing authoritarianism and fascism and division or we are going to pull ourselves up into a new era of populism multiracial bottom left populism where we start to in a more fundamental way reorganize society because here's the thing here's the light it's being told it's being told at the national level it's being told in West Virginia the light is being told frankly by too many leaders in both parties is that right now the people of America have a choice they can either choose their health or they can choose their bank accounts but they can't choose both in West Virginia we know that's a lie it's the same choice they gave the coal miners a hundred years ago it's the same choice they gave our educators two years ago in West Virginia this is the wealthiest time in the history of the world the wealthiest country in the history of the world we should not and don't have to choose between those things but over and over you see mostly Republicans saying you better choose your bank account get back to work even if it kills you and you see Democrats saying you better choose your health sorry we can't help you more but you need to stay home and protect your health and unfortunately we're not seeing national leaders I'm certainly not a state government West Virginia giving be obvious a third option which is to say if we address wealth inequality at its root we actually have plenty of money plenty of wealth to make sure that no one who is at home because they're afraid for their health and their families health should ever have to go back to work until they are no longer afraid for their health that is the reason to be a wealthy society is to be able to whether these kinds of challenges and yet what's happening in America the fissures between the wealthy good old boys club and everyone else are becoming greater and greater in this time of crisis and again it does not have to be this way again we're talking with Stephen Smith candidate for governor West Virginia and I also represent a part of the West Virginia can't wait coalition so Stephen let me ask you an unfair question maybe which is it this way if we were in an alternate timeline Stephen Smith is governor of West Virginia already maybe with a friendly legislature maybe not you can decide for yourself what would you be doing differently in the governor's office it's not being done today well we have a very clear answer this and we had it up on our website the last six weeks people can go take a look at it WBKO wait dot com slash coronavirus they'll give you a handful of examples one is you've got a big government work faster and better so are you alluded to this before there are thousands of west Virginians who had not received unemployment benefits and so they're calling us to meet our organization meet personally our staff and volunteers are taking unemployment calls and trying to funnel them to the state unemployment office because people are calling two three hundred times in a day and not through so that's one and that is something you can do that's a matter of political will it's just that our governor does not have that political will you can also do what some states are doing which is to call upon the reserves of state government to make sure those payments are getting out as fast as possible rather than allowing yourself to be slowed down by the federal government so part of the answer is to have a government that's more effective part of the answer is to start now I know we were in office we would have started years ago but if we were just put in the office as the pandemic came about we would use it as an opportunity to redistribute wealth so that everyone can be okay and in our platform already even before the pandemic we had more than a dozen measures to shift wealth and lands and taxes back towards the people of West Virginia instead of what we see over and over in American history in West Virginia history which is sending our wealth away from West Virginia it also looks like some common sense things that we learn from history which is using industry and is our big sister in manufacturing for new purposes that just is folks are calling on the federal government's use the defense production act as governor we could have reached out to and would have reached out to small businesses and manufacturers to say let's make West Virginia a national leader in producing PPP and selling it across the country so that we can keep our people working and keep our economy going and keep people healthy and safe and then on top of all of that what you want from the government and the governor we think.
"west virginia" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"The company in West Virginia called at Mylan laboratories and a couple of other very very large pharmaceutical companies they are right now twenty four hours a day doing nothing but making tells it well we'll see L. and we appreciate the call Jim I do remember you calling when I was on locally on on WFAN in New York and I don't wish this on okay as there now as well hi so I yeah I get it I'm not I don't know that what you're saying is is accurate I mean again that's your opinion on what's going on that's why I want to see what you said about doctor about you saying it I guess I got a look more into this stuff but until it comes out and is being proven then I'm not I mean if it were that you make it sound so yeah you know I've got the answer it's been everybody's taking in its work better and this is why this country's fine well then how come that's not the top headline how come the headline is that you know they need more ventilators everyday and many more hospital beds and many more masks and many more this anymore that and there is no Hey we have this drug that's coming you know it's I think it'll work it might work can't tell you date it might happen and when you called and said that that was weeks ago several weeks ago and still nothing has changed for the better so my hold my breath and I hope that it's right but I'm not holding my breath on that stuff Keith is calling from California good morning Keith are your top good men are you good thank you thanks for having me okay Sir I wanted to job we're on a couple subjects but we'll start with the some of the the code nineteen sep and when will all sports resume and all that I don't know who wins boards and will resume I know in my mind when they should resume and why I think they should resume immediately an empty stadium and here's why because well there's a couple reasons why one is good for morale and all that kind of stuff but number two I was once you're in the news the other day and they were dating Paul there have already had the corona virus and had been through it and been cleared and all that they were begging for these people to I'm doing a blood because that they're sure that when these people donate blood and give this to people that currently have the corona virus that the antibodies of these people have developed are going to help the people currently with a corona virus will just not quite sure to what degree is going to help right I mean I've you bore me to tears here I mean I I was okay well I I I first of all you can't just say the whole sports come back and you do you think they should come back immediately on our I don't hope this year and I think they should yeah but that but that's a full statement of thanks for the call we appreciate check it and I appreciate listen I appreciate given the call Keith well come on I mean how can you say that I want them to I hope they should they would but to say that they should just come back immediately what what is this what you think that the robots of the gonna go play out there just for your entertainment they're humans too don't they have to be safe and all the people help put the games on have to be safe as well it's not just as easy as okay boys line about let's go get him doesn't work like that I don't want to get into the you know the people who've had it donating the blood I mean that's what we're talking about here we're getting too far into this the drugs of the people doing it but I mean we were getting too far with this is it's it's a sports talk show talk about how does that impact on sports we could talk about in general if you have some issues about it or how you feel about it but we're talking about it in regards to getting sports back in you can't just come on and so you think they should be back immediately wall don't you think there are more important things going on in the world right now even with the lead and sports coming back and again you have some people and I get we know just opinion some people think that football which is supposed to start in September is going to be impacted some people think there's not gonna be a Major League Baseball season parrot and then you have all the people saying yeah you think sports are back immediately use a little bit of common sense and you don't have to be and I'm not you don't to be a thousand percent educated on this thing to where you know all the you know the the stuff with the drugs and all the possibilities all the numbers in different countries you don't need to have all that information to understand the severity of the situation and understanding that it's not going to change dramatically any time soon eight five five two one two four two two seven eight five five two one two for CBS will get two more your calls on the side you want to talk about the corn of ours will continue doing that he does about wrestling you talk about baseball football whatever basketball you went over the whole thing I'm fine with anything that's on your mind this morning we hear for you just like you're there for me and I'll get some your tweets as well eight five five two one two four.
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"Of Giza and it's really incredible look at now when we got Mars reconnaissance orbiter images of that particular area it was really disappointing because right where this thanks should be there's just a sort of gray blob and it looks like somebody at NASA took as an airbrush tool and just wipe that out but you know I think the thing I look at is that these work I did my own work on and I put it out there I think most the pictures you see out there actually mine that I I developed and I would say yeah there is a saying that about the right size position and place on Mars to be to be kind of the same functional space there's definitely something there Mike we're gonna come back and take final calls and of course that statue a marksman is at Point Pleasant West Virginia and I heart radio station news ninety three point one KFBK health officials are expecting more California cases of corona virus to be confirmed this week test results are due on one hundred fifty six cruise ship evacuees quarantine at a military base near San Francisco the CDC held a call with them over the weekend saying anyone who test positive will be moved for observation.
"west virginia" Discussed on WCPT 820
"Methodology was used in southern West Virginia. and so what we found out is that in West Virginia counties that have mountaintop removal. we have about a little more than a thousand statistical excess deaths every year. and and and does it look and those are people who do they have no reason to the to to to feel like they were sick but the fact of the matter is it is common to find out that someone you know in the sacrifice zone has contracted cancer as it is to find out that they've got the cold. and that sh and and and it truly is a a one of the most under reported public health crises in the United States today. because. what about future yeah go ahead go ahead well no I was simply go to say that when we were talking about the particulars the reason they are so pernicious is because these tiny grains and and and if you look at it under a microscope it looks like a little tiny piece of jagged glass and it behaves in your system the same way it just reeks havoc it tears hell out everything. and so. they teach their small enough they transit the blood brain barrier they transit the heart long bear here and most importantly they transmit the placental barely. so at that did it it may enter through the lungs but it goes all over and anywhere it goes it causes harm. and then what about the god of the people working at these places you know I'm there total employment numbers relatively low but how how well are they protected from the out the facts in the work they're doing well one of the more and more interesting aspects of the. of this of of working on this bill in the last year particular is the fact that there has been scientific research done and we're finding out that own these mine sites and particularly with the surface mine workers there numbers for black long and what's called coal workers pneumoconiosis and silicosis have skyrocketed in the last few years and it's not just black long it's the particularly virulent form that kills kills ugly and kills quick and so the United mine workers all a few months ago demanded changes to the regulatory scheme to better protect people working on these sites and I'm all for that let's be clear. but the fact of the matter is they also Leon the United mine workers have said nothing precisely zero about the harm that these operations due to innocent people who simply have to live nearby. and the end result all right one of the reasons why I asked that question end result is in the end nobody really benefits except the mine owners and right and so we're before I let you go Bob can Kate where can people go to find out more about the ache act and may be a let get some information to let the representative know how they feel about. well there's a website ache act dot org a C. H. E. A. C. T. dot O. R. G. there's also call river mountain watches website C. R. M. W. dot net there is their Facebook groups for both the ache act and for for colder for mountain watch simply searching at. will will will disclose that I tweet I tweet about it quite a lot I'm at Bob can Cade on Twitter. and those are the those are some of your better resources and and I can only I can only implore your your good progressive audience to please take note of this bill and please contact your member of the house and tell them to get on board and co sponsor it because the more co sponsors we have the better the likelihood the bill has of passing and and just as as as a sidelight Richard. the there's an added I guess of the value added benefit to this bill and that is the fact that if we can end mountain top removal that is still a whole lot of cold that we're going to keep in the ground and so the ache act becomes simply by its operation relative to human health a very potent piece of climate change legislation in fact one of the few actual pieces of meaning full of the carbon. not carbon neutral bit carbon reducing yeah reducing that's the word of the pieces of legislation that could get through the house. well all right now thank you for that information and Bob king K. thanks for your great work both broadcasting and in a pushing this bill to help the people in the land of Appalachia and thanks for coming on the program it's been an absolute pleasure Richard thank you so kindly for having me up I'll come back any time that would be our pleasure and we'll be right.
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"west virginia" Discussed on WTVN
"And he has some great stories up on the website. What are your favorites this week Timothy? Hey, George how you doing good to talk to now. I know you talked about the what we called the heavenly sunset. Yes. It was taken right. That was one of three really sorta eerie stories that kinda were like divine intervention ask this week. The first one was about, of course side from the sunset. So I got the second one you'd say was a church fire in West Virginia. The freedom ministries church in the community of green view it. Just this tremendous fire gutted this church. And when the firefighters went inside afterwards to survey the damage, they found that not a single bible was burned up on the number two spot on the carousel. Right. Love it, really amazing stuff and oddly enough, I noticed that I've been doing this now for a while here with coast to coast. This is like the fourth such story of something like this surviving through something to them. There's something really something amazing to it. And the other story that's up there right now. I think you'll really like this George chance to watch. This video is took place in Turkey. A shopkeeper he's closing up his shop at the other night. He's out in front of his shop. This is a video from target security camera video this mysterious man comes walking down the street taps him on the shoulder. And it's kind of like the old trick we you somebody on the wrong shoulder, you know, and they turn around, and and you're you're behind them, you're on the other side or something. Yeah. Exactly. That's what happened. So this guy turns around and just as he turns around a truck comes down the road and this big metal gates swings out from behind the truck and the guy ducks, obviously because he sees it. But if not for that man, having him on the shoulder, you know, it could have been a disaster. And have you ever wondered what it would look like a guardian angel intervening? That's exactly what this video looks. Like, it's really amazing. That's great. And you can see these stories by going to coast to coast AM dot com. Thanks to hey, folks, producer,.
"west virginia" Discussed on It's All Political
"We think they're waking up women would move them at this point. Because here's a. Guy people from where I come from west, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia. I mean, this is a guy was a father day everything silver spoon on his mouth. Right. He's a draft dodger people are starting people are starting to see that. You know, there's a lot of people right now. A lot of people don't want to MIT that they were wrong. Because once again, they just can't stand the fact of saying that they wrong, but I think when you sit down with people one on one most of them do that it's a train wreck and the same time. What's wrong with the Democratic Party? What is is it this? You know, are Uber. Not a fan of Nancy Pelosi. You might be are very likely going to be the next week. At this point. What's wrong with the party? Right. The Democratic Party folks more about money. What is what she s about who has the most money. But guess what that person? That's can we've lost over thousand democratic seats across this country is because you're going with the democrat that can raise the most money, you don't vote with the democrat that can go out there that told me knock on every door can relate to the people that stands with the working class. So you allow the money candidates to drown out the good cannon. And then you have the money democrat. And by the way, the Republicans out fund raise the money democrat three one. Anyway, they get all the commercials on on. Will fortune. But it comes down to the end. Neither one of them are somebody that people can really get behind. So therefore a lot of people. That's what you hear this. Well, I'm gonna vote for who. I believe is the best, and sadly, you know, we lost a lot of around. So there's going to be twenty five thirty people running for president get how do you? What is your strategy for getting your voice voice out? Besides fight my bed. Nobody will nobody. I will not be at worked. I will put boots on the ground everywhere. And when it comes time for these debates bagel mistake about it. I have no problems pointing people out. It is what it is. It'll be excited aren't Senator. Thank you so much for being on talk local. Well, thank you very much. I.