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WVPB’s Latest Documentary On Woody Williams And The ‘Us & Them’ Dinner Party Returns, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, Hershel “Woody” Williams was an American hero, the last living World War II recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor and a proud West Virginian.

After a lifetime of service, the Marion County native died last summer at the age of 93. West Virginia Public Broadcasting explores the life and legacy of Williams in “Woody Williams: An Extraordinary Life of Service.”

Bill Lynch spoke with the filmmakers Randy Yohe and Janet Kunicki.

Also, in this show, in the latest episode of Us & Them, host Trey Kay returns with a tradition he began several years ago – a potluck dinner party with guests who reflect a wide range of social and political perspectives. This time the conversation includes election politics, the indictments of former President Donald Trump and the public’s diminished trust.

But along the way, there are moments of common ground including two local politicians from across the aisle who say they got elected together to get things done. We listen to an excerpt from the latest Us & Them.

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