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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Environment
7:46 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Water Quality Slowly Improving

Credit www.wjla.com

The Chesapeake Bay has been a repository for nitrogen, phosphorous and sediment loads to the point that its water quality is endangered. The Bay Barometer: Health and Restoration in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed is a report from the Chesapeake Bay Program that looks at ecological markers, like underwater grasses and fish, to measure progress in restoration goals.

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Economics & Economy
3:00 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Living Wage Job Gap

Virginia Organizing is out with its annual Job Gap report.  The report compares the number of job seekers to the number of jobs that pay a living wage. 

 

Jill Reese, with “Alliance for a Just Society” says living wage jobs are few and far between.

“Over half of job openings in Virginia pay less than $18.59 an hour.  That’s the living wage for a single adult.  More than four out of five pay less than $34.27 an hour-the living wage for a single adult with two children.”

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Law & Crime
8:27 am
Wed December 4, 2013

VA in Need of More Juvenile Court Judges

Virginia needs 30 new judges to keep up with the current caseload.  That’s according to a new study. 

Brian Ostrom with the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg helped conduct the study which was ordered by the General Assembly.  It took 18 months, cost the Commonwealth 240 thousand dollars, and looked at the number of court cases plus the amount of work involved.  Ostrom says judges are especially needed in juvenile court.

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Views on Current Conditions Vary By Region
4:30 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Roanoke College Consumer Sentiment Poll

Virginians weighed in earlier this month on their opinion of the economy.  It’s the 4th time this year Roanoke College researcher have interviewed Virginians about their financial situation, inclination for purchasing durable goods, and general business conditions in the future. 
 

 Audio FileBeverly Amsler reports.Edit | Remove

Alice Kassens is a Senior Analyst for the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College.

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Arts & Culture
12:46 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Meet Guinevere, Fundraiser Extraordinaire

Guinevere on a New York runway, Fall 2011

Many people dress up their kids-and animals-for Halloween.  But one Southwest Virginia dog wears her “costume” all year round.

When you meet Guinevere the Poodle, she doesn’t bark or jump up.  Rather, the elderly canine waits for you to go to her.  

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