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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; conservative lawyer, columnist and rabid "Sherlock" fan Laurie Lin; 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 wvpublic.org 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 @ wvpublic.org The Front Porch is underwritten by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charleston Gazette-Mail. Find the latest news, traffic and weather on its CGM App. Download it in your app store, and check out its website: http://www

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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; conservative lawyer, columnist and rabid "Sherlock" fan Laurie Lin; 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 wvpublic.org 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 @ wvpublic.org The Front Porch is underwritten by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Charleston Gazette-Mail. Find the latest news, traffic and weather on its CGM App. Download it in your app store, and check out its website: http://www

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
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Keeping up with WV issues

By writing alone - Sep 23 2016
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I'm a WV native and LOVE this show. It keeps me up to date on the issues in the state, until I can get back hom.

A great listen

By Lithia2 - May 02 2015
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I love the conversational tone and their willingness to tackle tough issues.

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
22
2
1
0
2

Keeping up with WV issues

By writing alone - Sep 23 2016
Read more
I'm a WV native and LOVE this show. It keeps me up to date on the issues in the state, until I can get back hom.

A great listen

By Lithia2 - May 02 2015
Read more
I love the conversational tone and their willingness to tackle tough issues.
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The Front Porch

Latest release on May 03, 2018

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All Y'all Gotta Get Off The Front Porch

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In Appalachia, the front porch is where family meets community. It's where the party starts, and where it always ends up. At WVPB, The Front Porch podcast gathered West Virginians with different beliefs to debate the tough issues we face like you and your friends do on your front porch. Now, producer and host Scott Finn is moving on and the show is taking a sabbatical. On this episode, we talk about how we did - and what about West Virginia we just cannot let go. Special thanks to co-hosts Jessi

May 03 2018

18mins

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All Y'all Gotta Get Off The Front Porch

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In Appalachia, the front porch is where family meets community. It's where the party starts, and where it always ends up. At WVPB, The Front Porch podcast gathered West Virginians with different beliefs to debate the tough issues we face like you and your friends do on your front porch. Now, producer and host Scott Finn is moving on and the show is taking a sabbatical. On this episode, we talk about how we did - and what about West Virginia we just cannot let go. Special thanks to co-hosts Jessi

May 03 2018

18mins

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All Y'all Gotta Get Off The Front Porch

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In Appalachia, the front porch is where family meets community. It's where the party starts, and where it always ends up. At WVPB, The Front Porch podcast gathered West Virginians with different beliefs to debate the tough issues we face like you and your friends do on your front porch. Now, producer and host Scott Finn is moving on and the show is taking a sabbatical. On this episode, we talk about how we did - and what about West Virginia we just cannot let go. Special thanks to co-hosts Jessi

May 03 2018

18mins

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Three Things That Make West Virginia Special

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West Virginia's unique culture is an underappreciated asset, according to the hosts of The Front Porch. In our latest episode, we focus on three aspects that make us special.

Apr 27 2018

13mins

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Three Things That Make West Virginia Special

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West Virginia's unique culture is an underappreciated asset, according to the hosts of The Front Porch. In our latest episode, we focus on three aspects that make us special.

Apr 27 2018

13mins

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Three Things That Make West Virginia Special

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West Virginia's unique culture is an underappreciated asset, according to the hosts of The Front Porch. In our latest episode, we focus on three aspects that make us special.

Apr 27 2018

13mins

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Why Is West Virginia So Poor? And What Can We Do About It?

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When the New York Times wanted to do a 50th anniversary story on the War on Poverty, they came to McDowell County, West Virginia. "Poorest Counties Still Losing the War on Want" reads one of their headlines. On this week's Front Porch podcast, we debate how West Virginia can avoid being the poster child for poverty 50 years from now. Is it the resource curse? Lack of investment in education? Burdensome regulations and taxes? Or our own low opinion of ourselves? Welcome to “The Front Porch,”

Apr 20 2018

25mins

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Why Is West Virginia So Poor? And What Can We Do About It?

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When the New York Times wanted to do a 50th anniversary story on the War on Poverty, they came to McDowell County, West Virginia. "Poorest Counties Still Losing the War on Want" reads one of their headlines. On this week's Front Porch podcast, we debate how West Virginia can avoid being the poster child for poverty 50 years from now. Is it the resource curse? Lack of investment in education? Burdensome regulations and taxes? Or our own low opinion of ourselves? Welcome to “The Front Porch,”

Apr 20 2018

25mins

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Why Is West Virginia So Poor? And What Can We Do About It?

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When the New York Times wanted to do a 50th anniversary story on the War on Poverty, they came to McDowell County, West Virginia. "Poorest Counties Still Losing the War on Want" reads one of their headlines. On this week's Front Porch podcast, we debate how West Virginia can avoid being the poster child for poverty 50 years from now. Is it the resource curse? Lack of investment in education? Burdensome regulations and taxes? Or our own low opinion of ourselves? Welcome to “The Front Porch,”

Apr 20 2018

25mins

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The Future of The Front Porch

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Front Porch host and producer Scott Finn is moving to Vermont. What does this mean for the podcast? We discuss the role of civil debate and WVPB's commitment to it on this Front Porch podcast. 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; economist Jessi Troyan of the free-market Cardinal Institute; and liberal columnist and avid goat

Apr 12 2018

10mins

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