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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.

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.

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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.

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English


Episodes

Kentucky Primaries, Gas Prices, and More...

5/23/2022
On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, Mark Curtis discusses local Primary results, gas prices, and more. In Segment One and Two Mark Curtis discusses primary results with political analyst Tom Sussman, TSG Consulting. In Segment Three and Four, Mark Curtis talks business with Nora Myers, Executive Director of WV Women’s Business Center.

Duration:00:22:01

Political analysts shed light on WV election results

5/16/2022
On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren discuss the West Virginia primary election results. In Segment One, Mark Curtis sits down with political analyst Tom Sussman, TSD Consulting. In Segment Two, Amanda Barren speaks with Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams on their primary elections. In Segment Three, Mark Curtis discusses West Virginia Congressional results with political analyst and professor Robert Rupp. We end today’s...

Duration:00:22:10

Political analysts give insight on the West Virginia primaries on IWVP

5/9/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren discuss a variety of topics including the Ohio and West Virginia primary elections, opioids and ALS advocacy. In Segments One and Two, Mark Curtis sits down with political analysts to discuss the primaries. In Segment One, Professor Robert Rupp, Political Analyst, is featured and in Segment Two, Tom Sussman, TSD Consulting, is featured. In Segment Three, West Virginia...

Duration:00:23:20

How has early voting impacted West Virginia?

5/2/2022
On this episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk to a variety of people on topics including education, voting, organ donation and more. In Segment One, co-host Mark Curtis talks to Secretary of State Mac Warner (R-WV) about how early voting has impacted West Virginia. West Virginia State University President Ericke S. Cage talks to Mark about WVSU being named a Top 4 historically black college in Segment Two. Segment Three brings in 13 News Morning Anchors Lily Bradley and Hannah...

Duration:00:22:25

What is West Virginia’s role in the 2022 World Cup?

4/25/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren discuss a variety of topics including the 2022 World Cup, education and more! In Segment One, Mark Curtis talks to Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R-WV) about the $99 million settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals. In Segments Two and Three, we discuss the World Cup. Segment Two brings in Maj. Matt Walters, Army Interagency Training and Education Center, to talk to...

Duration:00:21:54

Inside West Virginia Politics discusses Easter, Ramadan and Passover on this week's episode

4/18/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren have their semiannual interfaith show with faith leaders from across the Mountain State. Amanda Barren sits down with Father Chapin, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, to discuss Easter in Segment One. In Segment Two, Amanda talks to Rabbi Victor Urecki, Congregation B’nai Jacob, about Passover. Mark Curtis talks to Reverend Mark Boyd, First Presbyterian Church of St. Albans, about Easter in the Christian faith in Segment Three. We end today’s...

Duration:00:22:10

What do both sides think about the tax cut?

4/11/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren talk about the gas tax, military affairs and candidates being endorsed. In Segment One, Mark Curtis talks to Ted Diaz, Secretary of the WV Office of Veteran’s Assistance, about military affairs in West Virginia. Segments Two and Three discuss the gas tax from both aisles with Mark Curtis. State Senator Richard Lindsay (D-Kanawha) in Segment Two, Del. John Hardy (R-Berkeley...

Duration:00:22:09

Basketball, television and more

4/4/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we discuss basketball, new television shows, labor unions and more. In Segment One, WOWK-TV Sports Director Cassidy Wood talks to Coach Kim Stephens, Glenville State University Women’s Basketball Coach, about their historic win. Mark Curtis talks to Maj. General William Crane in Segment Two about Military Retiree Appreciation Day. Mark discusses the premiere of the only network television show that originates...

Duration:00:22:06

Reporter Roundtable for the end of the 2022 West Virginia legislative session

3/28/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — It’s the end of the 2022 legislative session for West Virginia and co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren talk to a variety of people about what were their hits and misses of the session. In Segment One, Amanda Barren talks to Jane Marks, AARP West Virginia State President, about what she thought were the highlights of the session for seniors. Dr. Sarah Armstrong Tucker, Chancellor for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, calls in to talk to Amanda...

Duration:00:23:10

The hits and misses of the 2022 Legislative Session

3/21/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, our co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren to talk people about what they thought of the legislative session for 2022 in West Virginia and about a race for a good cause coming to Ripley, WV soon. In Segments One and Three, Mark Curtis sits down to talk about the hits and misses of the 2022 legislative session. Segment One, he is joined by Speaker Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay) and in Segment Three, he is joined by...

Duration:00:22:20

Homer Hickam, Carol Miller and more

3/14/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren talk to people about the U.S.-Mexico border, the International Space Station and more! Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) calls in to talk to Amanda Barren in Segment One about her trip to the Del Rio Border Patrol Station and what is and isn’t going on at the border. Amanda Barren talks to author, veteran, NASA engineer and cat lover, Homer Hickam and what he thinks of what...

Duration:00:21:55

Suddenlink, homelessness, college and more

3/7/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren sit down with a variety of guests to discuss various topics that revolve around the Mountain State, including Suddenlink, homelessness and more. In Segment One, Mark Curtis sits down with Del. Doug Skaff (D-Kanawha, Minority Leader) about the controversial homelessness bill, House Bill 4753. In Segment Two, Mark talks to Attorney Rusty Webb of the Webb Law Centre about the class action lawsuit against Suddenlink. Amanda Barren talks to...

Duration:00:22:06

Impact of war in Ukraine on the US, Celebrating Black History, and remembering Buffalo Creek

2/28/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren sit down with a variety of guests to discuss topics ranging from the war in Ukraine to celebrating Black History Month with a local Black entrepreneur.

Duration:00:22:56

What is happening with Medicaid in West Virginia?

2/21/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren sit down with a variety of people to talk about a racist email sent to a black delegate in West Virginia, Medicaid, north-central West Virginia, and Gold Star Mothers. In Segment One, Mark Curtis interviews Del. Danielle Walker (D-Monongalia) who recently filed a civil lawsuit against the pro-life group West Virginians For Life after she received a message from the group...

Duration:00:21:58

Why are companies like Nucor and GreenPower coming to West Virginia now?

2/14/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren sit down with a variety of people to talk about topics that include the manufacturing industry, Evan Jenkins stepping down and more. In Segment One, Mark Curtis sits down with Former West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Evan Jenkins to talk about why he stepped down. Amanda Barren asks Brandon Dennison, Founder and CEO of Coalfield Development, in Segment Two what they do and then...

Duration:00:21:59

What is the status of the teacher pay raise?

2/7/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Amanda Barren and Mark Curtis talk to people to discuss the bill to repeal the ban on nuclear power plants in the Mountain State, renewable energy, and teachers getting a pay raise. In Segment One, Mark Curtis talks to Dale Lee, President of the West Virginia Education Association to talk about the status of the 5% state employee pay raise and 2.5% bonus, which includes teachers. Nancy Payne Bruns calls...

Duration:00:22:02

Joe Manchin, budget, and Girl Scout cookies on this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics

1/31/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren talk to people about infrastructure, Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, the annual Budget Breakfast, and Girl Scout cookies. In Segment One, Mark Curtis sits down with Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) to talk about the $6 billion that is coming to West Virginia. Segment Two brings in Sen. Joe Manchin to talk to Mark Curtis about Justice Breyer’s retirement and if Biden were to...

Duration:00:21:21

Gov. Jim Justice talks to Mark Curtis about his COVID-19 diagnosis and more

1/24/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) calls in for the first two segments to talk to Mark Curtis about his COVID-19 diagnosis, what it was like, and deploying the National Guard for West Virginia hospitals. In Segment Three, Amanda Barren talks to State Treasurer Riley Moore (R-WV) to talk about why the Board of Treasury Investments stopped using Black Rock Inc. Investment Funds as part of its banking transactions. We end...

Duration:00:21:47

Can there be no new tax increases in 2022?

1/17/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, co-hosts Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren sit down with a variety of people to discuss the legislative session, taxes, economic developments, Hunger Free Day and more. In Segment One, Mark Curtis talks to Charleston Mayor Amy Shuler Goodwin and if she and the city council can balance the budget like in 2021 again so there are no new tax increases. Segment Two has Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren with Charlie Burd,...

Duration:00:21:53

What is top priority for politicians as the new West Virginia legislative session starts?

1/11/2022
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — Mark Curtis and Amanda Barren sit down with multiple politicians in the West Virginia House of Representatives and State Senate to ask them what is their top priority for the legislative session, which starts on Jan. 12, 2022. Mark Curtis sits down with House Speaker Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay) in Segment One and with President of the Senate, State Sen. Craig Blair (R-Berkeley). Minority Leader Del. Doug Skaff (D-Kanawha) calls in for Segment Three and Minority Leader and...

Duration:00:21:38