WVTF/RADIO IQ in partnership with the League of Roanoke Artists presents Nature's Fantasy part of our year long series of Art Open House receptions at our Roanoke broadcast center on Friday, August 16 from 5-7 PM.

The show Nature's Fantasy will be on display at our Roanoke broadcast center through November. The show features the work of:

Saving a Landmark
7:47 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Efforts Underway to Preserve Natural Bridge

Credit www.naturalbridgeva.com

Thomas Jefferson once owned it-and you could too….It’s the Natural Bridge property and attractions in Rockbridge County, up for sale and scheduled for public auction in November.


But in an effort to save and preserve the landmark, Congressman Bob Goodlatte  has proposed the property actually be considered for addition to the  national or state park system.


And in the latest move to protect the tourist attraction from a sale, a new coalition has been created by the Rockbridge Area Conservation Council and Valley Conservation Council.

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Thousands of Artifacts Found at W&L
4:00 am
Tue July 30, 2013

Remnants in the Ruins

Credit Washington & Lee University

  There’s been hot debate over the question of whether guns belong on today’s college campus, but scholars at Washington & Lee University have made a surprising discovery.  It seems firearms were very common at school in the 1700s and 1800s. 

That detail and other aspects of student life have emerged from a university construction site where archaeologists have found thousands of artifacts.  

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Dan Boyce provides radio and online reports daily from the State Capitol. A native Montanan, Dan was raised in Lewistown and graduated from the University of Montana with a broadcast journalism degree in December, 2008. He took the position of MTPR Capitol Bureau Chief after more than two years working as a reporter with KBZK-TV in Bozeman. Dan has won local, regional, and national awards for both his radio and television reporting. His work has appeared nationally on the NPR programs All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition as well as on CNN and The CBS Evening News. Dan has also taken part in journalism fellowships in both Germany and Pakistan.

Mose Buchele is the Austin-based broadcast reporter for KUT's NPR partnership StateImpact Texas . He has been on staff at KUT 90.5  since 2009, covering local and state issues.  Mose has also worked as a blogger on politics and an education reporter at his hometown paper in Western Massachusetts. He holds masters degrees in Latin American Studies and Journalism from UT Austin.

Department of Corrections Policy
4:32 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Anti-Shackling Regulations

The American Civil Liberties Union and a church-based group called the Family Foundation don’t agree about many things, but they’ve found common ground on a surprising issue involving prison inmates.

State prisons routinely handcuff inmates when they’re taken outside prison walls, and jails may use shackles to prevent escape, but there’s a growing chorus of protest over such treatment for pregnant women.  Some have been forced to deliver babies with their ankles in chains, but Abigail Turner – a lawyer for the Legal Aid Justice Center in Charlottesville says that may soon change.

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Sequestration and Defense Industry
3:46 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Military Furloughs in VA

Officials in Virginia are looking at just how sequestration cuts are impacting military operations in the Commonwealth.

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Health Care Reform
12:05 pm
Mon July 29, 2013

Small Business Owners Discuss ACA

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor believes that the recent White House announcement of a one year delay in Affordable Care Act enforcement signals that there are too many components that do not work.

So he's turning to some of his Virginia constituents---small business owners to rally the administration and Congress to repeal it before its full implementation.

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Virginia Public Access Project
11:49 am
Mon July 29, 2013

VaNews for 07.29.13

A Richmond school board member is at the center of controversy - again....and some Virginia Beach residents are upset over a late night phone call from the city.

Those are among the most read stories over the past week at Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews site on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.

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

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Luis Clemens is NPR's senior editor for diversity. He works across the newsroom to build a broad foundation of diverse experts and sources in order to enhance NPR's news coverage.

In this position, Clemens is also part of NPR's Diversity team and is active partner in training initiatives at NPR and across public radio - helping to strengthen local coverage by expanding the range of content, sources, ideas and expertise.

Before joining NPR in 2010, Clemens was a frequent guest on NPR's programs, often interviewed about Latino voters.

Clemens began his career in journalism at the local Telemundo and NBC television stations in Miami. In 1993, he began working at CNN as an assignment editor. Three years later he was promoted to Buenos Aires bureau chief.

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