Commentaries & Essays
2:59 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Grieving Over Pets

Most of the time, it's parents who teach their children a thing or two, but once in a while kids can help us to get through a difficult time.  That's what Shenandoah Valley veterinarian Douglass Hopkins discovered one day at her clinic.


 

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Meet the Candidates Part 1
10:38 am
Wed May 8, 2013

The Run for Lieutenant Governor: Davis & Lingamfelter

Jeannemarie Davis & Scott Lingamfelter

Nine candidates are seeking their party’s nominations for Lieutenant Governor this year.  The first in our profile formerly served as state Delegate and state Senator and is one of only two women to run for statewide office during this nominating season, Jeannemarie Davis.

The second in this first part of our series is former Army Colonel and long-time Delegate, Scott Lingamfelter. 

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WVTF/RADIO IQ in partnership with the League of Roanoke Artists presents the first in our year long series of Art Open House receptions at our Roanoke broadcast center on May 17 from 5-7 PM.

Artists & Friends of the The Studio School Images of Italy exhibit. The exhibit will be on display at our Roanoke broadcast center from April 22 through July 30 with a reception 5-7 PM May 17.

Food by:  Center Stage Catering

Ensuring Survival
10:49 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Happier Honey Bees

Rowan Sprague
Credit Dan Addison via UVA

With the coming of spring, bee hives across the state are buzzing, but beekeepers say the insects face another challenging season - gathering pollen from plants sprayed with pesticides, fighting off parasites and disease. 

Rowan Sprague is an engineering student whose career took a surprising turn at the University of Virginia.  That’s where she started hearing all kinds of interesting stuff about bees.

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Star Scientific Controversy
10:34 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Political Fallout

Regardless of the legal outcome, the issues surrounding a former chef from the governor’s mansion and gifts from the CEO of a company called Star Scientific may take a political toll on the state’s top Republicans. 

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Musical interests led Bill Rice into radio during the early 80s. While in college at the University of New Haven he spent most of his time at the student run station, acting as Station Manager, Jazz Director and Jazz Jock, Bottle Washer and Hall Monitor. Perplexed at being finally ejected - after all, he had graduated, they told him - Bill moved to Baltimore, where he landed his first real radio job at a little AM outfit. A short time later Bill went to work recording chamber concerts for broadcast at WBJC-FM, the NPR station in Baltimore. Heââ

Part 4 of 4
2:41 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Senator Mark Herring Running for Attorney General

More than six years into his career as a State Senator, Mark Herring believes it's now time to transition into a higher office—as Virginia’s next Attorney General. 

He's one of only two Democrats running for the office, which he says has been held too long by Republicans.  

In Part 4 of our election series, we talk with the Senator from Loudoun County, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination in the June 11th primary.

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Virginia Public Access Project
1:31 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

VaNews for 05.06.13

One method of paying for new roads in Virginia has hit a speed bump and a Hampton Roads man is in trouble for roughing up a city councilman’s car.

Those were two of the most clicked stories at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link.

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

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Government & Politics
12:29 pm
Mon May 6, 2013

Virginia Lawmakers on Immigration Debate

Virginia Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte could play an outsized role in this year’s immigration debate.

At 844 pages, the bipartisan immigration reform bill in the Senate is one of those whoppers that’s easy to decry on the campaign trail. You won’t be seeing anything like that coming out of the House if Chairman Goodlatte has anything to say about it. He wants his Judiciary Committee to examine immigration one subsection at a time. He says speed isn’t his concern.

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Joseph Lord is a Louisville native who was raised in Jeffersontown. He attended Western Kentucky University before covering public safety and later city government for The Anniston (Ala.) Star. He's also covered education for The Tribune and Evening News in southern Indiana and music and pop culture for Velocity, The Courier-Journal's weekly entertainment magazine. 

 
Most recently, Joseph has been a digital news reporter for The Courier-Journal.
 
Joseph, 32, and his wife, Brandy Warren, have two daughters and live in the St. Joseph neighborhood.

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