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 Public Access Project

A Virginia county is looking to avoid legal complications while it decides what to do about a religious message discovered in a historic courtroom. And, it may surprise many people to hear that coal ash was once used in the Chesapeake Bay to support oysters. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's Va News link at vpap.org.

Virginia Public Access Project

Neighbors have marched in protest and a congressman has gotten involved after federal officials euthanized more than 100 geese in Virginia Beach...and an accidental injury to a pet turtle has given Virginia researchers a chance to accomplish something  never done before.  

Virginia Public Access Project

The Henrico County Fire Department says it was purely accidental when it recently achieved a first in employment diversity and Virginia's famous Natural Bridge is also a working highway bridge, one that's causing some safety concerns. Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link.

 

With opioid addiction reaching what some are calling epidemic proportions in Danville, law enforcement has an obvious role to play. Treatment and prevention specialists say the Danville Police are doing more than just arresting offenders.

Virginia Public Access Project

How police should treat information collected through license plate readers has been debated for years in Virginia. That debate is about to take a significant turn.

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