There is great excitement in West Virginia, and elsewhere, about the Marcellus Shale gas boom. But not all of the excitement is celebratory. Some people are very worried and concerned. We’ll talk about the problems of Marcellus drilling - and we’ll take your calls live on the air. Thursday night, September 25, at 8:00pm, on a special hour long The Law Works.
Black lung disease was thought by some to be a disease of the past. It is not. It is not treatable or curable. Federal law says that a coal miner should work his or her entire life without incurring any disability from black lung. Why isn’t that happening? We’ll talk about Black Lung on this episode of The Law Works.
Sexual violence is never the victim's fault. It doesn't matter where you were, the time of day, what you were wearing, or if you were drinking -- sex without consent is rape. Dan Ringer and guest Nancy Hoffman, State Coordinator for WV Foundation for Rape Information & Services will talk about finding help for victims of sexual violence on this episode of The Law Works.
For the past few years the United States has been involved in war with a rock. The rock in question is coal. And just like any civil war the participants on both sides are from the same country, this one. The United States. Dan Ringer and guest Patrick McGinley will talk about the War on Coal on this episode of The Law Works.
Freedom of information acts, were enacted for the purpose of providing information about the workings of government and the acts of public officials and employees. So how's that working out? Dan Ringer with guests Prof. Patrick C. McGinley, WVU College of Law and Don Smith, Executive Director, WV Press Association will talk about freedom of information on this episode of The Law Works.
Do you have a budget? How do you create it? Is it easy to follow? The State of West Virginia has a budget. It is not easy to create, and it is not easy to follow. Dan Ringer and guest State Senator Roman Prezioso, Chair of the West Virginia State Senate Finance Committee will talk about the West Virginia State Budget on this episode of The Law Works.
If you're accused of a crime, you are entitled to a few things. An attorney. To see the evidence. To confront witnesses. Your day in court. And an honest police effort. But what if the police are not honest? Dan Ringer and Richard Neely, Esq., former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice will talk about Police Corruption, on this episode of The Law Works.
What should a court do when presented with an issue that has never been considered before, or one in which the law is not clear, or maybe the times have simply changed. Dan Ringer and former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Neely will talk about active American Courts, on this episode of The Law Works.
We live in a complex world. We deal with new challenges every day. New technologies. New relationships. New ideas. And so do our courts. Dan Ringer and former West Virginia Supreme Court Chief Justice Richard Neely will talk about the challenges facing our courts, on this episode of The Law Works.
Suppose you live in a town or city. You work for the municipal government. You depend on the government for your pension, your police and fire protection, for trash pick-up, for street maintenance and parks. Then it files bankruptcy. Now what? Dan Ringer and guest Attorney Martin Sheehan will talk about Municipal Bankruptcy on this episode of The Law Works.
Forty years ago, the United States had the highest public school graduation rate in the world. Today we're number twenty-one. In West Virginia we have a public school truancy rate of up to fifty percent in some counties. Dan Ringer and his guests Judge Alan Moats, Barbour & Taylor Counties and Glenn Sweet, Director, Barbour County Office of Attendance will talk about Truancy.
What happens when a company causes an environmental disaster... injures hundreds of thousands of people...closes large and small businesses for days...then files bankruptcy? Join The Law Works host Dan Ringer and guest Martin Sheehan as they talk about "getting away with it" through bankruptcy.
Why are some convicted criminal defendants sentenced more harshly than others? If two people commit the same offense, and are convicted of it, sometimes one goes home, and the other to prison. Why is that? Judge Alan Moats and Judge Russell Clawges join Dan Ringer to discuss Sentencing in Criminal Cases on this episode of The Law Works.
The Americans with Disabilities Act prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communication and governmental activities. Sounds nice, but what does it mean to you and your family. Beth Loy of the Job Accommodation Network and Carol Kisner McGraw, an Occupational Therapist join host Dan Ringer to talk about the ADA on this episode of The Law Works.
Are you active on Facebook, on Twitter, Pinterest, or other forms of social media? They can be fun. They can keep you in touch. They can be dangerous. Attorney C. David Morrison joins host Dan Ringer to talk about Social Media and Employment on this episode of The Law Works.
This episode premiers October 17, 2013 at 8:30pm on WV PBS.
When a defendant in a criminal case confesses to the crime, that should be the end of it. Right? What if the defendant then says, "no, I was lying," or says that the police forced the confession? Professor Valena Beety of the WVU College of Law and Attorney Ifeoma Ike join host Dan Ringer to talk about False Confessions on this episode of The Law Works.
Have you ever been sexually harassed? Are you sure? How would you know? To the target of the harassment the answer to those questions is often very clear. The harasser may be clueless. My guest is Attorney C. David Morrison and we'll talk about Sexual Harassment on this episode of The Law Works.