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Do We Have A Hearing Problem?

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Whatever you call what happened at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, a rally — a protest — a riot — or an insurrection, the congressional investigation and hearings are forging new territory.

On this episode of Us & Them, we look at who’s watching the hearings, who’s not and why. What some call a clarifying moment in our nation’s experiment in democracy is surprisingly forgettable to others.

Host Trey Kay listens to a range of opinions about what that day meant and finds a new layer of uncomfortable truths behind how people feel. Kay uses the Us & Them approach to listen to others and finds, to his surprise, the outcome is far from what he imagined.

This episode of Us & Them is presented with support from the West Virginia Humanities Council, the Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation and the CRC Foundation.

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Chris Jones
100 Days in Appalachia
Armed rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. The face off with Capitol police to enter the building during a session of Congress resulted in the deaths of 5 people, including a Capitol Police officer.
House January 6th Select Committee Holds Its Third Hearing

House January 6th Select Committee listening to testimony in the summer of 2022.

Ed Gabriels
Us & Them host Trey Kay is a devotee of open water swimming. He says “It’s where I get my best thinking done.” He was swimming while protesters stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 and he has taken to the water to process the January 6th Hearings.