Where Is West Virginia's Harvey Weinstein?


Allegations about sexual harassment and assault are rocking the political and media worlds at the national level (including public media) – but what about West Virginia?

On this week’s Front Porch podcast, we discuss when that shoe might drop in West Virginia. 

We also debate whether low-income, working-class victims will be any safer, or just high-profile workers.

We also discuss the proposed $83.7 billion China Energy investment in West Virginia – how excited should we be?

Join special guest host Jessi Troyan of The Cardinal Institute, a free market think tank based in Charleston, and progressive Rick Wilson of the American Friends Service Committee.

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

Hosts include WVPB Executive Director and recovering reporter Scott Finn; a conservative guest host; and liberal columnist and avid goat herder Rick Wilson, 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.

Share your opinions with us about these issues, and let us know what you’d like us to discuss in the future. Send a tweet to @radiofinn or @wvpublicnews, or e-mail Scott at sfinn @

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