Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.

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Polling in Virginia's gubernatorial race is a mixed bag, with different polls predicting different results next week.

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Companies that offer high-interest loans are fighting back against efforts to reform their industry, and part of that effort involves writing checks to political campaigns.

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A historic Episcopal church in northern Virginia has decided to relocate two plaques in its sanctuary that honor George Washington and Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who worshipped there.


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The politics of gender and language are colliding in one race for the House of Delegates.

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Democrats started this election cycle with a head full of steam, eager to run against Republicans in an environment that was supposed to the best possible election cycle for them to take back the House of Delegates. But, as Michael Pope reports, that’s not how things turned out.