Us & Them Podcast Tackles Debate Over Abortion Rights


On this West Virginia Morning, abortion can be a hot button topic to avoid around the Thanksgiving table. But it’s a key issue at the heart of a highly polarized political climate. Several states now have abortion restrictions in place. Some states have signed abortion bans, but those aren’t in effect yet. And next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a case that could change the right to legal abortion.

On the latest episode of West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s program, Us & Them, host Trey Kay speaks with people in West Virginia about this emotionally charged subject. He wonders if it’s possible for people to speak civilly about their differences.

To hear the entire episode, tune in to West Virginia Public Broadcasting on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday at 3 p.m. You can also download the Us & Them podcast from iTunes, Stitcher, NPR One or Radio Public.

Also, in this episode, advocates for the decriminalization of cannabis gathered Tuesday before a Morgantown City Council meeting. As Dave Mistich reports, those advocates are hoping to build a statewide movement that pushes decriminalization and legalization efforts from city councils all the way to the statehouse.

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