Law & Crime
11:13 am
Mon July 15, 2013

Chef's Trial Set for October

Chef Todd Schneider/FILE

The criminal trial of a former Executive Mansion chef accused of embezzlement will proceed as planned.  

Richmond Circuit Court Judge Margaret Spencer had considered a motion by the defense to dismiss the case against Todd Schneider.  But she's ruled  that there is no reason to do so.

The four-day trial is scheduled to run from October 15th through the 18th—just weeks before statewide elections.

Political analysts have speculated that the case could spill over into Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's campaign for Governor. 

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Education
8:07 am
Mon July 15, 2013

VA College Students Looking to Gubernatorial Race

Credit www.vconline.edu

Considering the rising cost of higher education and the weak job market for college graduates, students have a strong interest in Virginia’s gubernatorial race. A panel of university student leaders had pointedly questioned Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli during a Google "Hangout for Higher Ed.”

More information at Virginia21.org


 

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Government & Politics
7:59 am
Mon July 15, 2013

VaNews for 07.15.13

Virginia is a very good state for business but apparently no longer the best and a new reality show in Richmond paints a stark picture of life in Virginia's capitol city. Those were two of the most clicked stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s V-A News link on V-PAP-dot-org.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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Mary Wilson is a Pennsylvania Public Radio reporter providing 90.5 WESA with updates from Harrisburg and beyond.

Peabody Award-winner Peter Breslow is a senior producer for NPR's newsmagazine Weekend Edition. He has been with the program since 1992. Prior to that, he was a producer for NPR's All Thing's Considered.

Breslow has reported and produced from around the country and the world from Mt. Everest to the South Pole. During his career he has covered military conflicts in a half dozen countries, had his microphone splattered with rattlesnake venom and played hockey underwater. For six years he was the supervising senior producer of Weekend Edition Saturday, managing that program's news coverage.

NPR listeners often ask, "What is her name anyway — Keema Leski, Kim Alesky, Kay Marlenski, or what?" Her name is Kee Malesky, nee Christine Mary Shields, of Brooklyn, N.Y. The "Christine" became "Kee" when her youngest sister learned to talk, and because she thought it was a really cool name, she stuck with it.

Erica reports on environment and energy issues for WFPL, which run the gamut from stories about the regionââââ

Irina Zhorov is a reporter for Wyoming Public Radio. She earned her BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MFA from the University of Wyoming. In between, she worked as a photographer and writer for Philadelphia-area and national publications. Her professional interests revolve around environmental and energy reporting and she's reported on mining issues from Wyoming, Mexico, and Bolivia. She's been supported by the Dick and Lynn Cheney Grant for International Study, the Eleanor K. Kambouris Grant, and the Social Justice Research Center Research Grant for her work on Bolivian mining and Uzbek alpinism. Her work has appeared on Voice of America, National Native News, and in Indian Country Today, among other publications. 

Obamacare Series Continues
2:41 pm
Fri July 12, 2013

Roanoke Times Digs into the Affordable Care Act

The Roanoke Times presents another installment of its series examining how the Affordable Care Act will change how you access and pay for health care.
Reporter Lawrence Hammack and his colleague David Ress have been investigating the impact of the new law on individuals, businesses, and health care providers in Virginia.


 

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"Off Air - With Fresh Air" September 26 in Charlottesville.

The Paramount Theater along with WVTF and RADIO IQ welcome Fresh Air host Terry Gross on her first ever visit to Charlottesville. Terry will be at the Paramount Theater, Thursday, September 26th for one performance at 7:30 pm.

You'll have a chance to win tickets to go see Terry. Be listening to Morning Edition September 25 for details.

Tickets available from the Paramount's website, by email, or by calling 434-979-1922.

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