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Mountain State Views

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Mountain State Views is a podcast hosted by Ogden Newspapers W.Va. state government reporter Steven Allen Adams featuring interviews with newsmakers, politicos, and public policy wonks in West Virginia.

Mountain State Views is a podcast hosted by Ogden Newspapers W.Va. state government reporter Steven Allen Adams featuring interviews with newsmakers, politicos, and public policy wonks in West Virginia.

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United States

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Mountain State Views is a podcast hosted by Ogden Newspapers W.Va. state government reporter Steven Allen Adams featuring interviews with newsmakers, politicos, and public policy wonks in West Virginia.

Language:

English

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Episodes

State Treasurer Riley Moore talks Hope Scholarship lawsuit, ESG fight, and more

7/8/2022
On episode 008 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks with State Treasurer Riley Moore in his office at the State Capitol Building in Charleston. The two talk about the recent ruling that blocked West Virginia's Hope Scholarship education savings account program, Moore's fight against Environmental Social Governance and financial boycotts of the fossil fuel industry, the new Jumpstart Savings Program and how it can help get people back into the workforce, and why Moore...

Duration:00:33:22

Gov. Jim Justice on West Virginia's birthday, tax reform, abortion, and more

6/24/2022
On episode 007 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks with Gov. Jim Justice just days after West Virginia celebrated 159 years of statehood. The two talk about major issues facing the state, such as recruiting a workforce, what to do with more than $1.2 billion in surplus tax revenue expected at the end of the fiscal year next week, how to provide tax reform, and Friday's earth-shaking decision by the U.S. Supreme Court overturning the Roe v. Wade abortion decision. Plus,...

Duration:00:34:54

Mitch Carmichael talks about West Virginia's broadband moment, economic development

6/10/2022
On episode 006 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks with Mitch Carmichael, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. The two talk about about the state's approval to spend $136 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars for several broadband expansion projects; how those programs will work; and how to avoid the waste, fraud, and abuse that occurred nearly 13 years ago during a similar broadband expansion program. Mitch also talks about his...

Duration:00:29:20

Crystal Good talks Black By God, lifting up minority voices, and Democratic politics

6/3/2022
On episode 005 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks about the latest tax revenue numbers in West Virginia with one month remaining in the fiscal year. Later in the show, Steven interviews Crystal Good, the founder of Black By God, about improving diversity in the state, lifting up the voices of minorities and marginalized people, and the two dive into the issues with the West Virginia Democratic Party and how it can find itself again. Crystal Good is the founder and...

Duration:00:37:53

U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito talks veterans, immigration, broadband, and gas prices

5/27/2022
On episode 004 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks about his recent trip to Washington D.C. and Capitol Hill and the latest investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics into Rep. Alex Mooney, R-W.Va.. Later in the show, Steven interviews U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., from her office on Capitol Hill. The two talk about recommendations by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that could mean major cuts to VA medical centers in West Virginia. Capito also...

Duration:00:34:53

Del. Mike Pushkin Talks about Democratic Politics, the Legislature, and WV Priorities

5/20/2022
On episode 003 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks about the May primary elections, and the need for flood mitigation in West Virginia. Later in the show, Steven interviews Del. Mike Pushkin about his desire to seek the chairmanship of the West Virginia Democratic Executive Committee, the need to grow the numbers of registered Democrats and Democratic candidates, the 2022 legislative session and some of the minority party's successes, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, and where the...

Duration:00:46:12

Matt Lewis Talks the Abortion Draft Decision Leak, McKinley/Mooney, and Manchin

5/6/2022
On episode 002 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks about the huge news about the leak of the draft decision on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban that could toss out Roe v. Wade, the record-breaking West Virginia tax surplus, and what races he is watching for the state's party primaries on Tuesday, May 10. Later in the show, Steven interviews Jefferson County resident and columnist/podcaster Matt Lewis about the political fallout of the Supreme Court abortion draft...

Duration:00:41:33

Chris Stirewalt Talks McKinley/Mooney, Manchin, and Journalism

4/29/2022
On the first episode of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks about the recent special session of the West Virginia Legislature and drama in a couple of statehouse races. Later in the show, Steven interviews Wheeling native Chris Stirewalt about the Republican primary between Congressmen David McKinley and Alex Mooney, where U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin stands in West Virginia, and about journalism and Stirewalt's upcoming book, titled "Broken News: Why the Media Rage Machine Drives...

Duration:00:46:38

Mountain State Views - Episode 000

4/20/2022
Mountain State Views is coming soon. Host Steven Allen Adams gives a brief update on the new interview podcast coming to streaming platforms at the end of April. Mountain State Views will be a weekly 45-minute interview podcast where Adams talks with elected officials, politicos, newsmakers, journalists, lobbyists, activists, and think tank wonks. Conversations will focus on how to make West Virginia a better place to live.

Duration:00:03:32