Chuck Holmes is Deputy Managing Editor for NPR News. He works closely with NPR's Arts, Business, International, National, Science and Washington Desks to coordinate and facilitate daily news coverage and long-term planning for NPR News.

Prior to this role, Holmes served as Supervising Senior Editor of NPR's Morning Edition. He was responsible for the editorial direction and integrity of the show and shepherded major projects like Steve Inskeep's Revolution Road trip across northern Africa and David Greene's Family Matters.series on financial literacy among America's "sandwich generation."

Carline Watson is the executive producer of NPR's Culture and Identity Unit.

Previously, she served as executive producer of NPR's Tell Me More and before that she was supervising senior producer for NPR's news talk-show Talk of the Nation.

In January 1996, Watson came to work at NPR as an editorial assistant on Weekend Edition Sunday. Since that time she has worked on the first iteration of satellite radio, News and Notes, and All Things Considered. Watson was the first producer and on-air director of The Tavis Smiley Show.

Found Objects
1:37 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Meet the Artist: Susan Bacik

Susan Bacik, Artist
Credit Phot by Tom Cogill

This month, Charlottesville sculptor Susan Bacik shows works created over the past 25 years using found objects. Some of the works will be on display at the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville, while other pieces will be featured at Les Yeux Du Monde. 

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Surf's Up!
4:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Artist Ryan McGinness

Art History is Not Linear, 2014
Credit ryanmcginnis.com

Artist Ryan McGinness spent his teen years surfing, riding skateboards and making art in Virginia Beach. 

Today, his brightly colored works - which incorporate strong graphics, signs and logos from popular culture, hang in museums around the world.  He’s based in Manhattan, but next month he comes back to share his ideas and techniques with kids from his hometown.

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Preserve Giles County
6:05 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Anti-Pipeline Group Hosts Info Session, Fundraiser

The debate continues over the Mountain Valley Pipeline slated to run through parts of southwestern Virginia, carrying natural gas.  Some say it will be a benefit to the region and others disagree. 

This Sunday, the anti-pipeline group, Preserve Giles is holding an informational session at Newport Recreation Center. It’s part instructional and part fundraiser for the organization.

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Art Silverman has been with NPR since 1978. He came to NPR from a small daily newspaper in New Hampshire.

Silverman is a senior producer on the program All Things Considered, and served as line producer for the show for three years in the mid-1980s.

Silverman occasionally writes and produces satirical comedy sketches for ATC, bringing in talented independent writers and actors to create material for the program. He has brought NPR listeners Patty Marx, Bruce Kluger and David Slavin, Brian McConnachie, Harry Shearer, Tony Hendra, and many others.

He is also a producer of long-form radio documentaries, and works with All Things Considered hosts in the field. He has not had any unwarranted outbursts since the late 1990s.

General Assembly
4:32 pm
Thu March 5, 2015

Measuring School Performance

Should they be signed into law by Governor McAuliffe, bills recently passed by the General Assembly would modify some of the scrutiny of school systems that meet state standards.  The state would also create a different method to inform parents of how well those schools are doing.

After educators lambasted the state's A-F grading system created a few years ago, lawmakers crafted a new method to measure school performance. Bill sponsor Delegate Tag Greason says this gives the Board of Education authority to redesign a more comprehensive school performance report card.

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Civil War Milestones
9:04 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Scottsville Observes 150th Anniversary of Sheridan's Raid

When it comes to Civil War history, many people hear about places like Gettysburg and Manassas, but much of the suffering during that war occurred in small towns like Scottsville which - this weekend - will mark the anniversary of a Union invasion and celebrate the fact that the Yankees are NOT coming back. 

When Evelyn Edson, president of Scottsville’s Museum Board, announced plans to observe the 150th anniversary of General Philip Sheridan’s ride through town, some residents were appalled.  They figured the coming of the Yankees was nothing to celebrate. 

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Rough Winter on the Chesapeake Bay
4:43 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Tangier Island Missing Oyster Floats

It's been a rough winter out on the Chesapeake Bay for Virginia's Tangier Island. Last month, Virginia Army National Guard flew in supplies after residents were trapped by thick ice from days of freezing temperatures and snow.

Now, island watermen and a group of Richmond investors including former State Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli have been dealt another blow by mother nature.

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General Assembly
4:24 pm
Wed March 4, 2015

Lawmakers Build on Education Reform Bills

A large number of public education reform bills made it through this year's General Assembly session.  The sponsor of many of the House bills says lawmakers wanted to build on last year's successes with the SOL reforms.

Delegate Tag Greason says while Virginia schools spend a lot of time preparing students to go to college, they haven’t placed as much emphasis on those going directly into the workforce. That's why one of his bills aligns career and technical education certification with national requirements.

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