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
7:08 am
Mon October 13, 2014

VaNews for 10.13.14

Danville City Council must decide whether the Confederate flag will continue to fly over the site of the final cabinet meeting of the Confederacy...and gun rights activists are angry after the sheriff of Stafford County moved to prevent the open carrying of firearms at a National Night Out event. 

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

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Are Politics At Play?
3:07 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Tobacco Commission's Effectiveness Questioned By GOP Member

Its official name is the Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission, but people just call it the Tobacco Commission.

Since 2000 it's spent more than a billion dollars on grants intended to do what its name implies – revitalize parts of Virginia devastated by the fall of the tobacco economy. 

The Commission has drawn the attention of many critics along the way.

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Virginia Public Access Project
8:17 am
Mon October 6, 2014

VaNews for 10.06.14

Charlottesville may be taking another look at downtown security cameras...and Dominion Virginia Power is working on a plan to bury some of its more troublesome lines. 

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

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Virginia Public Access Project
7:47 am
Mon September 29, 2014

VaNews for 09.29.14

A Hanover County supervisor is upset because students are seeing a film in which Muslims say U-S actions abroad were among the causes of the 9-11 attacks...and growing numbers of state employees in Virginia are on public assistance while working full time.

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

  

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VPAP
6:44 am
Mon September 22, 2014

VaNews for 09.22.14

One of Virginia's most polluted industrial sites is now usable again....and something that looks like a cougar has Fairfax County on edge.  

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

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