Voter Turnout Low But Road Bond Passes by Large Margin

Oct 10, 2017

Credit West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, when all was said and done this past weekend, the Secretary of State’s office reports about one in 10 voters showed up to polls, and about 70 percent of them were in favor of passing Governor Jim Justice’s road bond. Glynis Board has details.

We also hear from Jeff Young at the Ohio Valley ReSource on today's show. Thirty years ago, the release of a small-budget film had an outsized effect on the way people in Appalachian thought about their past. The film “Matewan” won critical acclaim for its depiction of a bloody chapter in the fight to organize coal miners. 
Jeff Young spoke with people who organized a 30th anniversary screening of “Matewan,” a film they say unearthed a story that had long been buried.