And then, Sadler, Stanley and Shep are joined in the second segment by Mecklenburg Electric CEO John Lee and the Co-Op Association Head Muckety-Muck of Government and Public Policy, Andrew Vehorn, to discuss the history of the grass-roots effort to create the electric co-ops in the rural areas of Virginia so many years ago, how they work so hard to keep the power on in their service region, and how they are uniquely positioned to now lead the way to bring broadband fiber optic cable to all of Southside. The conversation concludes with the group talking about the current logic-defying obstacles that the Co-Ops currently face in their 3 year drive to put into the ground the “last mile” of fiber optic cable in the region. When you give this electrifying episode a listen, you will find that the rural electric co-ops efforts are making amazing changes to Virginia’s rural areas that are just so very critical for the future of our Commonwealth.
The fellas (and Shep) are knee-deep and digging deeper this week with all the goings-on with the legislative process during the first full week of the 2023 Virginia General Assembly Session. Hermie and Bill look deep into their totally imperfect “crystal ball” to prognosticate what we might expect in the weeks ahead, as Democrats and Republicans face-off to determine the future of the Commonwealth, with Governor Glenn Younkin at the helm.