Groups Try To Sway Manchin, Capito on Kavanaugh Nomination As Senate Hearings Begin

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On this West Virginia Morning, President Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court begins his Senate confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday, Sept. 4. If confirmed, Judge Brett Kavanaugh will tip the court to the right and make overturning Roe versus Wade a possibility.

Judge Kavanaugh is considerably more conservative than the justice he would replace - a fact celebrated by the anti-abortion advocacy group the Susan B. Anthony List. The organization has been touring several states during the past few weeks, urging democratic senators like West Virginia’s Joe Manchin to vote to confirm Kavanaugh. As Kara Lofton reports, the group recruited students and families to attend several West Virginia rallies from out of state.

And 90.5 WESA’s Lucy Perkins looks at how that could affect Pennsylvania and the rest of the country.

Also on tday's show, Ed Perry worked as a biologist at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for decades. He says up until a few years ago, he wasn’t even aware of a program called the Land and Water Conservation Fund. It was established by Congress in 1964, and funded with royalty payments from the oil and gas industry. The Allegheny Front’s Kara Holsopple sat down with Perry about his concerns that the program could disappear.

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