Inside West Virginia Politics
By Mark Curtis
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Inside West Virginia Politics is a weekly show hosted by Mark Curtis that discusses local, regional, and national issues and how they impact the Mountain State.
||CleanThe Good, the Bad, & the Unexpected from the Legislature||On this week's Inside West Virginia Politics we take a look at the good, the bad, and the unexpected from both sides of the aisle during the 2019 Legislative Session. And we take a look at the upcoming special session on education reform.||3/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEducation, Right to Work, & Marijuana in West Virginia||The 2019 West Virginia Legislative Session came to an end this week, and we take a look at some of the biggest topics at the Capitol this year, including education, right to work, and medical marijuana.||3/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCampus Carry Controversy & The WV State Budget||With only one week left in the 2019 West Virginia Legislative session, lawmakers are working down to the wire to get bills passed. We take a look at the controversial "Campus Carry Bill," but first, we see what changes are coming to the mountain state's||3/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 2019 West Virginia Teachers' Strike||The teachers of West Virginia were on strike for two days in 2019, after striking for nine in 2018. On this week's Inside West Virginia Politics, we look at what lead to the strike, what happened during the strike, and what's coming down the road.||2/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Sen. Manchin Talks Miners' Pensions & Border Wall National Emergency||Mark Curtis got the opportunity to speak with West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin on topics ranging from securing coal miners' pensions to his thoughts on President Trump's declaration of a national emergency at the border. Here's what he had||2/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDel. Porterfield's Controversial Comments About the LGBTQ Community & Massive Education Reform||We talk about the massive education reform bill making its way through the West Virginia Legislature in our final two segments, but first, we dive into the controversy at the Capitol surrounding Delegate Eric Porterfield and his comments about the LGBTQ||2/18/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLegal Recreational Marijuana in West Virginia?||On this week's Inside West Virginia Politics, Mark Curtis speaks with lawmakers about the social and economic impact of introducing cannabis in West Virginia. We cover topics ranging from the recently resolved banking issue for medical marijuana to the||2/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Closer Look at the West Virginia Education Omnibus Bill||A bill making its way through the West Virginia Senate aims to bind promised pay raises for teachers and school personnel to things like charter schools and increased class sizes. While there are some who agree with this omnibus bill, many are pushing t||2/4/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Education a Priority in West Virginia||Jim Justice announces that education will be a centerpiece of this legislative session during his State of the State Address. Mark Curtis speaks with education leaders about how West Virginia can make that a reality.||1/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Sen. Capito Speaks on Government Shutdown Votes||Thursday, the Senate voted on two proposals to re-open the government. One came from Democrats, one from Republicans, but votes on both met the same fate, failure. We spoke with Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) moments after the votes took place. Here||1/25/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMountain State Marijuana & $10 Million for the Border Wall?||In the 2nd week of the West Virginia Legislative Session, Mark Curtis talks to policymakers and influencers about the legalization of marijuana, creating an intermediate Court of Appeals, and West Virginia sending $10 million to help fund the border wal||1/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 2019 West Virginia Legislative Session||Mark Curtis speaks with the Republican and Democratic Leadership of the West Virginia House of Delegates and Senate on what issues they will be prioritizing going into the 2019 Legislative Session.||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWest Virginia's 2019 Congressional Delegation||Mark Curtis takes Inside West Virginia Politics to Washington D.C. to speak with West Virginia's entire congressional delegation on issues ranging from healthcare and the opioid crisis to the future of coal jobs and potential for other industry in the M||1/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
I love politics, but I’ve always found it hard to keep up with West Virginia politics. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, thank you and keep up the good work!!