Introducing ‘Red State Blue State’ – A Weekly Chat

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear perspectives about increasingly politicized Supreme Court nominations from a red state and a blue state.

From coast to coast, it’s all eyes on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. “Red State, Blue State” is a weekly chat between Trump Country and the Blue Bubble, brought to you by KCRW and West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Now, there was a time when the Supreme Court existed apart from the partisanship that’s infected other government institutions. But President Trump’s choice of Kavanaugh and the sexual assault accusations against the Judge have sent Americans on the Left and the Right running to their corners.

And Trump, well, he’s tapping into that.

“Red State Blue State” is a collaboration between West Virginia Public Broadcasting and KCRW in Santa Monica, CA. This is the second installment of many conversations that West Virginia Public Broadcasting will present each week between now and the midterm elections.

Would you like to be a part of this conversation? Let us hear from you.

Kathy Mattea returns to Mountain Stage with one of her favorite songs, our Song of the Week – "Ode to Billy Joe." To hear this and more, tune in Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 p.m. right here on West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.

Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.

West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Molly Born, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd.

Our news director is Jesse Wright. Our producer is Glynis Board.