Appalachian Regional Commission

Yesterday I filed a five minute interview with Northeast Ohio Republican Congressman Steve LaTourette for WKSU at Kent State University in Ohio. The interview was regarding the recent addition of three Ohio counties to what is known as the Appalachian Regional Commission, a federal agency originally setup to assist poor counties in Appalachia receive federal aid. In our conversation we talk about what joining the Commission actually means for Ohio. We also talk about the controversy surrounding expanding the Commission to areas not in Appalachia, and whether that signifies that the ever-expanding Commission is simply engaged in pork-barrel spending.

To listen to an MP3 of the interview (it starts a few minutes into the program), then just click here.

You may also listen to the story in streaming Real Audio by clicking here.

About Charles Davis

A writer and producer with whose work has aired on television and radio and been published by outlets such as Al Jazeera, The Intercept, The Nation and The New Republic.
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