Panhandle Live is an hour long journey across West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle. The area's longest running local talk program offering relevant news, politics, and information to listeners. Host and WEPM news director Hans Fogle has distinguished himself in the news industry and brings that knowledge to the conversation as he discusses the issues of the day with local officials, state leaders, business members, and anyone else contributing to life in Berkeley, Morgan, and Jefferson Counties.
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Panhandle Live for Oct 23, 2012
by Hans Fogle,posted Oct 24 2012 11:46AM
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Phil Smith with the United Mine Workers Union joined co-host John Unger and me to talk about the group's endorsements of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin and Governor Earl Ray Tomblin in the upcoming general election. The Charleston Gazette reported that republicans are not pleased and have begun to fire back at the UMWA and other coal groups who have given the nod to the democrats in the race. Mr. Smith talks about how the endorsements were made and the significance.
Texie Roden with Shepherd University is in studio to talk about Military Appreciation Day and the Wounded Warriors Project. She and the staff at Shepherd have been gearing up for the big day on November 3rd. Some big opportunities ahead of the football game that day and all to benefit the Wounded Warriors!
Berkeley County Sheriff Kenny Lemaster joined us next. He is facing a crowded field in the General Election. The Democrat is running for a second term in office this morning and defended some of the criticisms made in the campaign. You can find out more at his website.
And Lead Tax Partner with Cox Hollida Price LLP Tony Price came by the studio to talk about some changes to taxes that will impact all of us in the months to come. He also spoke about what might happen if Congress takes no action in the weeks after the election. Get a complete run down of tax issues at the CHP website.