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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.
- Vincent Beach Dean of Arts and Sciences, Mountain State University
- Ryan Snuffer Director, Christian Resource Center in Beckley, West Virginia; Adjunct professor of ethics and philosophy at Mountain State University
- Simon Perry Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Marshall University
Sen. Byrd Plays Fiddle on “Pop Goes the Country”
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