Beverly Amsler

WVTF/RADIO IQ Host & Reporter

Beverly Amsler is WVTF & RADIO IQ's local afternoon/evening host providing regional and state news, traffic and weather information on On Point, All Things Considered, and Marketplace. In addition to her afternoon and evening on air duties, she is a general assignment reporter covering the Roanoke Valley.

Before WVTF and RADIO IQ, Beverly worked for radio stations in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Utah.  She has contributed reports to various national programs including Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Only A Game, Animal House and Marketplace.  Beverly got her bachelor's degree from Clarion University in Pennsylvania and holds an M.F.A. in Mass Communications from Towson University in Maryland.

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The Biggest & Brightest
2:11 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Richmond's Tacky Lights Tour

Credit Luke Jones/Creative Commons

Many people venture out during the holiday season to see Christmas lights. Richmonders have been doing it, too, and they have a name for it:  The Tacky Light Tour. 

Colleen Curran is a staff writer with Richmond.com, and says the holiday tradition has been going on for decades.  This year, the only criteria to make the list is that the home must have at least 40,000 lights.

Click here for a list of all the homes on the tour.

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Environment
5:12 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Eminent Domain Attorney Discusses Natural Gas Pipeline

Joe Waldo

Property owners along the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline will meet tonight, 11/17, to hear from eminent domain attorneys. 

The proposed pipeline would bring oil from fracking operations in Pennsylvania and neighboring states through West Virginia and into Giles, Montgomery, Roanoke and Franklin Counties before ending in Pittyslvania County.

Dominion Resources is telling property owners in Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina that it'll sue if they don't allow surveying on their land for a proposed five-billion-dollar natural gas pipeline.

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Go Outside Festival
10:56 am
Fri October 17, 2014

Branding Roanoke

Credit www.roanokegofest.com

Roanoke officials have spent the past five years promoting the Star City as an outdoor community. 

Pete Eshelman is the city’s Director of Outdoor Branding, and says Virginia Tech is seeing a trend for new graduates wanting to stay in the area particularly because of the variety of outdoor amenities.

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Healthcare in Southwest Virginia
7:56 am
Mon October 6, 2014

An Collaborative Effort Breaks Ground. Actually... Breaks Concrete!

Credit www.jchs.edu

Health care officials from the Jefferson College of Health Sciences, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, and Radford University are celebrating a collaborative effort in a unique way.  

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Policy Change Request
4:00 am
Tue September 9, 2014

Controversy over Chapstick

Stuarts Draft Elementary School student Grace Karaffa appears before the Augusta County School Board.
Credit Bob Stuart/The News Virginian

An Augusta County fifth grader is using the democratic process to try and get Chapstick allowed back into her elementary school. 

Eleven-year-old Grace Karaffa was playing on the school playground when her lips started bleeding.  She asked her teacher for some Chapstick but the teacher said no.

“Later that day they started to bleed again and I asked for Chapstick again and they said it was against the school policy.  They said it was some sort of medicine and it’s not because it’s just a little stick of vasoline.”

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