Marijuana, Greyhounds and Mayonnaise Sandwiches: the 2017 W.Va. Legislature


Mayonnaise Sandwich. Nothing Burger. Knuckleheads. Poodles and Grizzly Bears.

If you’ve been following the 2017 Legislature, you know what we’re talking about.

WARNING: this week’s Front Porch podcast contains contains marijauna, mayo, Medicaid and more.

Welcome to “The Front Porch,” where we tackle the tough issues facing Appalachia in the same way you talk with your friends sitting on the porch.


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WVPB Executive Director Scott Finn serves as host, joined by Laurie Lin, a conservative lawyer, columnist and rabid “Sherlock” fan, and Rick Wilson, a liberal columnist and avid goat herder who works for the American Friends Service Committee.

An edited version of “The Front Porch” airs Fridays at 4:50 p.m. on West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s radio network, and the full version is available at and as a podcast as well.

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