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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In Debt and Out of Options
6:39 am
Tue December 30, 2014

Buena Vista: A City in Trouble

The City of Buena Vista has a loan payment due on January 15, a payment it does not intend to make. What will happen after that is unknown at present but one possible result is that local government officials and the police department will receive eviction notices. A look at a financial crisis in this Blue Ridge city of 7,000 residents that's been in the making for more than a decade. 

       

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Virginia Public Access Project
8:30 am
Mon December 22, 2014

VaNews: Transgender Restrooms, Aging Dams

The Gloucester County School Board has ruled that students must use restrooms that match their biological gender. The board says it will provide alternative restrooms for a transgendered student....and aging earthen dams in Virginia are raising safety concerns. 

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

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Business & Industry
6:50 am
Mon December 15, 2014

VaNews: Toxic Home Compensation, Internship Support

More than 200 Virginia families are finally getting some compensation for damages caused by toxic Chinese drywall, but for most of them it's not nearly enough to cover their losses...and the University of Richmond may accomplish a first when it begins providing internship support for 100-percent of its undergraduate students. 

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:57 am
Mon December 8, 2014

VaNews: Rocket Safety, Repurposed Coal Waste

A farmer who lives near the NASA launch site on Virginia's Eastern shore has some safety concerns after a rocket exploded there a few weeks ago...and a new company is cleaning up waste coal in Southwest Virginia and selling it as fuel. 

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

    

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:56 am
Mon December 1, 2014

VaNews: Blue Crab Decline in the Chesapeake Bay

As the blue crab harvest in the Chesapeake Bay continues to decline there's still uncertainty over the causes and disagreement about what should be done. 

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

    

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