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.

 

Virginia's favorite NFL team is making the case that its nickname and logo are no more offensive than many others that are allowed to stand....and some international students at Virginia Tech are among those accused of using fraudulent test scores to obtain student visas. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org

Voters are deciding which party will run the Virginia Senate for the next four years. Republicans hold a 21-to-19 majority but Democrats can take control by gaining one seat since they have the tiebreaking  vote in the person of Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam.

With Republicans likely to maintain a large majority in the House of Delegates and Democrat Terry McAuliffe sitting in the governor's mansion today's outcome in the senate will have enormous implications for the direction of state government in the immediate future.

Some Northern Virginia dogs have gone on record – sort of – with their opinions about politicians in their neighborhoods....and the city Norfolk is looking to turn the problem of rising sea levels into an economic development opportunity. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VaNews link on vpap.org. 

Virginia Beach schools are facing a growing debt because of student lunches that are served but not paid for...and a Northern Virginia woman believes a specialty license plate approved and issued by the state should be recalled.  

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

There's controversy in Fairfax over cars being ticketed for expired inspection stickers while waiting to be inspected...and some Virginia community college students have found a way around the high cost of textbooks.

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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