Scott comes to BSPR from WFAE in Charlotte, N.C., where he served as local host of NPR’s “Morning Edition” for the past eight years. He began his new position as Morning Edition Host/Senior Editor for BSPR in 2012.

Government & Politics
3:30 pm
Fri July 5, 2013

New July Laws: Education

More bills that have become state law as of July 1st include a series of changes in education policies that were key parts of the Governor's legislative agenda during this year's General Assembly session.

While the reforms were initially met with mixed reviews, many past and present education leaders on both sides of the political aisle now say that without them, some students could fall behind.

Read more
Annual Swearing-In Ceremony
7:55 am
Fri July 5, 2013

New American Citizens

Monticello

Seventy nine people from 38 countries became U.S. citizens today, during the annual swearing in at the home of Thomas Jefferson.  The event drew more than 3,000 people – in part because the featured speaker was a Grammy-winning rock star.

It was an exciting day for people who had waited years to become citizens, with some extra sparkle thanks to rock star and speaker Dave Matthews, who was born in South Africa and became a citizen in 1980. 

Read more
A Celebration of Citizenship
7:40 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Dave Matthews Talks with WVTF's Sandy Hausman

The speaker at this year's ceremony for new citizens at Monticello was rock star and local hero Dave Matthews.  In an exclusive interview, he told WVTF's Sandy Hausman that he came to this country from South Africa as a kid, but was happy to become a citizen himself in 1980. 

More information available at Monticello.org

Read more
New Laws Take Effect
7:16 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Virginia's Newest Public Safety Laws

Nearly two dozen new or "tweaked" public safety laws are now in effect as of Monday.  Many, such as a two-year moratorium on the use of drones in the Commonwealth, may go unnoticed.  In Part 4 of our series, lawmakers say that if they improve the quality of life for just one person, they’re well worth the debate, financial commitment, and paper they're printed on.

Read more

Marie Cusick covers New Yorkâââ

Shelley Kofler is managing editor/senior reporter for KERA News. She is an award-winning reporter and television producer who has served as KERA news director and the Austin bureau chief and legislative reporter for North Texas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV. Her expertise on legislative policy issues includes school finance, foster care and transportation; and her stories on the overmedication of foster children captured the attention of state officials who strengthened laws for the use of psychotropic drugs.

BBC Newshour on RADIO IQ with BBC

Since 1922, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival BBC. When news breaks — anywhere, anytime — BBC is there. BBC is far more than just breaking news, though. It offers a wide variety of information programming, including programs on arts, sports, science and business. Listeners count on BBC to provide superior news and information programming because they know they can trust BBC World Service — the world's most respected news source.

BBC Newshour

Since 1922, the BBC World Service has been the globe's most comprehensive source for news. No other news source has a network of international correspondents, reporters and producers to rival BBC. When news breaks — anywhere, anytime — BBC is there. BBC is far more than just breaking news, though. It offers a wide variety of information programming, including programs on arts, sports, science and business. Listeners count on BBC to provide superior news and information programming because they know they can trust BBC World Service — the world's most respected news source.

Arts & Culture
7:40 am
Wed July 3, 2013

Hollins University is going all Steinway

After a ten-year effort, Hollins University now joins George Mason, James Madison, and Radford Universities to share in the distinction of being an “All-Steinway School.”  Hollins now has 25 of the coveted Steinway pianos, after today’s delivery of five grand and two upright pianos.

Read more

Pages