Fred Echols

WVTF/RADIO IQ News Host, Producer and Reporter

Fred Echols is a long time member of the WVTF/RADIO IQ news department and produces news content as well as public affairs programs. Fred's career in broadcasting began in North Carolina's Triad before switching from commercial radio where he'd held numerous positions including program director to hosting public radio programming at WVTF.

 

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Virginia Public Access Project
11:53 am
Mon June 15, 2015

VaNews: Wildlife Habitats in the News

A government agency has moved to protect thousands of square miles of ocean bottom habitat – including areas off the Virginia coast – from damage by commercial fishing operations.....and a thriving elk population in southwest Virginia has created complications for state wildlife managers.  Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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Virginia Festival of the Book.
5:03 am
Mon June 8, 2015

VaNews: Self-Driving Cars, Passenger Rail Service

Virginia is making a move to embrace the future of train travel as plans for faster passenger rail service between Richmond and DC are considered... and Google's self-driving cars will soon be seen among the hordes of vehicles packing the roads in Northern Virginia.

Those are among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link at vpap.org

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Virginia Public Access Project
12:07 pm
Mon June 1, 2015

VA News: Synthetic Athletic Fields, Gun Store Lease

People in an Arlington neighborhood are looking for a way to stop a gun store from opening nearby but the law is not on their side...and some Loudon County parents want artificial turf removed from school athletic fields. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on www.vpap.org.

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Environment
3:57 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

VaNews: Brewery Resistance, Biosolid Controversy

Residents in one of the remaining rural areas of Fairfax County have stopped  a plan to open a micro-brewery in their community. And in Spotsylvania there's controversy over whether biosolids – which are made partly from human waste – should be allowed as fertilizer on farm fields. 

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link onvpap.org.

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Virginia Public Access Project
6:05 am
Mon May 4, 2015

VaNews: Privacy, Free Speech & Civility

Electronic license plate readers are back in the news in Virginia but this time it's not because they are on police cars. And Norfolk City Council is trying to find a balance between free speech and civility at its meetings.

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org.

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