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What Manchin’s Departure Means For Democrats On This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, the retirement of U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin marks the end of an era, as Manchin is the last Democrat to hold statewide office in West Virginia.

Curtis Tate spoke with Sam Workman, director of the Institute for Policy Research and Public Affairs at West Virginia University, about what Manchin’s departure means for Democrats and what it would take to fill the void he’ll leave.

Also, in this show, we have a new story from The Allegheny Front, based in Pittsburgh. is a public radio program that reports on environmental issues in the region. Their latest story is about churches using the power of the sun to help their bottom line and their mission.

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Eric Douglas produced this episode.

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