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The Porch: We Have All The Time In The World

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Matt Bush
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Blue Ridge Public Radio

In this episode of The Porch, a production of the BPR news team, we hear from -

  • Dr. Chris Cooper, political scientist at Western Carolina University, about the upheaval happening in Western North Carolina politics after Congressman Madison Cawthorn's decision to run in a different district, and how the move echoes what his predecessor did just two years ago which was ultimately unsuccessful
  • Our StoryCraft series, a partnership with Asheville Writers in the Schools and the Community
  • Reporter Fred Clasen-Kelly of the USA Today Network, about his investgative report on the Section 8 housing vouchers program and how it is not living up to its stated ideals in the Southeast U.S.

(The BPR News Presents theme song is The Vibes by Audiobinger.  Other music featured in this episode includes Often Outmumbled Never Outpunned by Doctor Turtle)

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.