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Preservation through Legislation

BOONE- Representative David Price, U.S. Congressman of the 4th District of North Carolina, talks about his contributions, challenges and critical issues he has faced during his 22 years of service to North Carolina on Appalachian State University’s cable television program, “Appalachian Perspective.” (see video clip)

At an early age Price says he was “drawn to the importance of politics and people of goodwill banding together to use the political system to achieve good ends.”

In 2009 Price became a member of the Appropriations subcommittee for Interior and Environment.  One key function of this committee is providing the legislative framework needed to ensure future land preservation and purchases to protect the Blue Ridge Parkway’s “viewscape” from the pressures of development, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary.

Price talks about the future benefits of the new health care reform and how this act will be a fair, reliable and affordable option for the people of North Carolina.  He also talks about education and what he considers much-needed reform to the student loan system and the “No Child Left Behind” Act. He also discusses the importance of teacher recruitment and retention for our state.

Price represents the North Carolina’s Research Triangle.  He was a professor of political science and public policy at Duke University and has authored four books on Congress and the American political system.

“Appalachian Perspective” airs in Watauga County at the following times: Charter Communication Channel 21 weekdays at 10:30 a.m., and 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. and on MTN’s Channel 18 Thursdays at 5:30, 6:30, 9:30 and 10:30 p.m. and Fridays at 12:30 p.m.  (waiting to hear back about specific times)

The episode titled “Preservation through Legislation” can also be accessed online at