Political Lightning Round: Justice Versus Cole


On this Front Porch podcast, Scott, Laurie and Rick debate Bill Cole’s drug policy, Jim Justice’s tourism plan and a resurrected rooster.

Will stricter mandatory minimum sentences for drug dealers help curb usage in the state, as Bill Cole suggests?

What would Jim Justice’s focus on increasing revenue through tourism really look like?

And what politically-minded program would let the week slip by without discussing Donald Trump’s “Second Amendment people” comments?

All this, plus a sneak peak at Rick Wilson’s upcoming memoir and a story about a very special rooster, here on “The Front Porch.”

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