Remembering Sen. Robert Byrd

Remembering Sen. Robert Byrd

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., the longest-serving member in the history of Congress, died on Monday. He leaves behind a vast legacy in Washington, where he worked for more than half a century. But his career also changed the trajectory of...

Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W. Va., the longest-serving member in the history of Congress, died on Monday. He leaves behind a vast legacy in Washington, where he worked for more than half a century. But his career also changed the trajectory of his home state of West Virginia. We hear from local West Virginia voices about the legacy Byrd will leave outside the Beltway.

Guests

Simon Perry

Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Marshall University

Ryan Snuffer

Director, Christian Resource Center in Beckley, West Virginia; Adjunct professor of ethics and philosophy at Mountain State University

Vincent Beach

Dean of Arts and Sciences, Mountain State University

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