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

  • 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”

Credit: yankee1830 via YouTube

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

Money Well Spent?: Navigating Charitable Giving

Tuesday, May 26 2015Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced that, along with all 50 states and the District of Columbia, it was taking legal action against four 'sham' cancer charities. Allegations that the groups deceived donors to the tune of $187 million have rippled through the non-profit world. We consider what red flags donors should be on the lookout for and how data can - and can't - help us decide who's a good actor.

Elections in Ethiopia

Tuesday, May 26 2015Ethiopia recently held its first elections since the death of former Prime Minister Meles Zenawi. We explore what was at stake in the contests - and what they reveal about the state of democracy in one of America's most valuable allies in Africa.