2 Views of the Mid-Term Election Results


On this West Virginia Morning, here are two messages you can read from the midterm elections: candidates in California were rewarded for opposing President Trump — critics like California’s new Gov. Gavin Newsom won big. But in a red state like West Virginia, Sen. Joe Manchin was returned to office for, some say, embracing the president and siding with him on key issues. So how did we get here?

Cherry Glazer of KCRW in California speaks with West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Trey Kay in the latest episode of “Red State Blue State”, our weekly chat between Trump Country and the Blue Bubble.

Also on today’s show, we hear the Mountain Stage Song of the Week — blue-collar rockers Bottle Rockets with “Stovall’s Grove” from their album Bit Logic.

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