Robbie Harris

WVTF/RADIO IQ New River Valley Bureau Chief

Robbie Harris is based in Blacksburg,  covering the New River Valley and southwestern Virginia. 

The former news director of  WBEZ/ Chicago Public Radio and WHYY in Philadelphia, she led award-winning news teams and creative projects.  Early in her career, she was the Humanities Reporter at New Hampshire Public Radio, and also served as a tape editor on Fresh Air with Terry Gross.

Robbie worked at New Jersey Public Television and WCAU/CBS TV in Philadelphia while she pursued  her Master's Degree at the University of Pennsylvania.  During college, she was a Page at Saturday Night Live in New York and a reporter and program host for Cross Country Cable Television in Somerville, NJ.  Robbie also worked at the Rutgers College Radio Station, WRSU and was part of the team which founded "Knight Time Television" at the university.

Courtesy Appalachians Against Pipeline

Activists who oppose the Mountain Valley Pipeline are living in the Jefferson National Forest, hoping to delay the project. Two tree sitters have been on Peters Mountain in West Virginia for more than a month.  And one woman has been living on a monopod, in a section of forest where pipeline construction is slated to take place. 

James Glass

The Boy Scouts of America is known for its leadership training through service and outdoor activities. As its name suggests, it's for boys only. But that's about to change. 

Thomas Murray

It wasn't all that long ago that bicycles and horses ruled the road.  But the advent of cars displaced them with the warning, 'ride at your own risk', or stay off the roads together. 

Officials at the Radford Army Ammunitions Plant announced new strategies for reducing toxic waste at its open burning grounds --and new ways of including the public in those efforts.

An author whose new novel is set in Blacksburg, Virginia will be in town this weekend to give a talk about her book.  "Pretend We Are Lovely" is the story of a family's struggles and strategies for coping with grief.  

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