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Faith Leaders Share Frustrations Over Friday’s Incidents in the House of Delegates

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The fallout continues from an anti-Muslim poster and materials displayed Friday during West Virginia’s GOP Day at the Capitol. Host Suzanne Higgins speaks with leaders of three religions – Islam, Judaism, and Christianity – who all say the issues of racism and discrimination go far deeper than Friday's events.

Senior Statehouse Reporter Dave Mistich also joins the show to share an update on the latest legislative action.

Gov. Jim Justice held a press conference primarily to announce February's revenue collections, which resulted in a $12.2 million surplus and is 11.3 percent above Feb. 2018’s receipts. However, the governor also weighed in on the West Virginia GOP Day events.

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Ibtesam Sue Barazi, Vice President, Islamic Association of West Virginia, Rabbi Victor Urecki, B'Nai Jacob Synagogue, Charleston, and Fr. Brian O'Donnell, SJ, Dir., Catholic Conference of West Virginia join us to discuss issues of racism and discrimination.

After passage in the House, the controversial concealed campus carry bill (HB 2519) is currently in the Senate Judiciary Committee. It was on the calendar for consideration Monday, but it was pulled off the agenda. As Reporter Randy Yohe reports, a small but active group of protestors delivered their message to the Senate Monday.

Liz McCormick is WVPB's Eastern Panhandle and education reporter/producer. Liz is a native of Charleston, West Virginia and received her B.A. in Communications from Shepherd University in 2014. You can connect with Liz via email at emccormick@wvpublic.org or on Twitter @LizMcCormickWV