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Inside West Virginia Politics is weekly show hosted by Mark Curtis that discusses local, regional, and national issues and how they impact the Mountain State.

Inside West Virginia Politics is weekly show hosted by Mark Curtis that discusses local, regional, and national issues and how they impact the Mountain State.
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Inside West Virginia Politics is weekly show hosted by Mark Curtis that discusses local, regional, and national issues and how they impact the Mountain State.

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Tech Jobs & Reverse Job Fairs

4/15/2019
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Intuit is one of the biggest high-tech companies in Silicon Valley, and now it is setting up operations in West Virginia, bringing up to 500 jobs. Plus, we preview a unique series of reverse job fairs in the Mountain State, and we will take a look at some of the issues in the upcoming special session. All of that and more on this week's Inside West Virginia Politics.

Duration:00:21:53

Jobs & the companies looking to fill them in West Virginia

4/8/2019
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This week on Inside West Virginia Politics, we speak to Senator Joe Manchin about jobs. Then we talk with companies and people looking to fill them in the Mountain State.

Duration:00:20:54

BONUS: Sen. Capito Talks FEMA, Flood Relief & Stopping Robocalls

4/3/2019
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Mark Curtis got a chance to talk to U.S. Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) about the FEMA budget hearings, Richwood indictments, whether there should be an investigation into the use of flood relief money, and working to stop robocalls.

Duration:00:05:59

Medical Marijuana, Sports Betting, West Virginia Roads & More

4/1/2019
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Governor Justice signed a slew of bills this week and vetoed many others. We take a look at what that means for medical marijuana, sports betting, roads, and education, in this episode of Inside West Virginia Politics.

Duration:00:21:45

Education Reform Looms & Sen. Manchin Talks Jobs

3/25/2019
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This week on Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk jobs with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin. Plus, as the statewide education forums are in full swing, we hear from the West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. Steven Paine.

Duration:00:21:43

The Good, the Bad, & the Unexpected from the Legislature

3/18/2019
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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.

Duration:00:21:57

Education, Right to Work, & Marijuana in West Virginia

3/11/2019
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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.

Duration:00:21:11

Campus Carry Controversy & The WV State Budget

3/4/2019
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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 budget.

Duration:00:22:11

The 2019 West Virginia Teachers' Strike

2/25/2019
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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.

Duration:00:18:46

BONUS: Sen. Manchin Talks Miners' Pensions & Border Wall National Emergency

2/23/2019
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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 to say.

Duration:00:05:16

Del. Porterfield's Controversial Comments About the LGBTQ Community & Massive Education Reform

2/18/2019
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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 community that many are calling hateful and hurtful.

Duration:00:23:17

Legal Recreational Marijuana in West Virginia?

2/11/2019
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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 potential for recreational marijuana, or adult use cannabis as it is referred to in the legislature.

Duration:00:20:47

A Closer Look at the West Virginia Education Omnibus Bill

2/4/2019
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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 to have the elements pulled apart and voted on as single subject bills.

Duration:00:21:32

Making Education a Priority in West Virginia

1/28/2019
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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.

Duration:00:20:55

BONUS: Sen. Capito Speaks on Government Shutdown Votes

1/25/2019
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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's what she had to say.

Duration:00:05:51

Mountain State Marijuana & $10 Million for the Border Wall?

1/21/2019
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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 wall.

Duration:00:20:19

The 2019 West Virginia Legislative Session

1/14/2019
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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.

Duration:00:20:26

West Virginia's 2019 Congressional Delegation

1/7/2019
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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 Mountain State. Mark sits down with Senator Shelly Moore Capito (R-WV) and Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and then with Congressman David McKinley (R-WV), Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV), and Congressman Alex Mooney (R-WV).

Duration:00:20:54