Tab O'Neal

In addition to serving as local host during Morning Edition, Tab O'Neal also anchors the state and regional newscasts .

Tab began his broadcasting career in 1974 as an announcer and newscaster for a Las Vegas, NV radio station. From there he worked in both radio news and music in Salt Lake City, Southern California, Washington DC and Norfolk, VA. From February of 1990 to February 2011, Tab held a variety of on-air positions at Lynchburg/Roanoke's WSET-TV. At Channel 13, Tab was host of Good Morning Virginia and The Heart of Virginia; reported on area news; and was an NWA Certified Operational Meteorologist forecaster for the 6:00 & 11:00 PM newscasts.

Tab is also an artist, writer, poet and video producer.  As an avid NPR and WVTF/RADIO IQ listener, he enjoys putting his skills and talents to work on NPR’s Morning Edition.

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Health & Medicine
11:22 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Tick Season in Virginia: How to Identify and Avoid

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It is tick season, and that also means there is a risk of contracting Lyme disease. It’s often said the "Deer tick" is the source of the bacteria that causes the disease in humans but that is not so. The "Lonestar" tick is the one that is known as the deer tick, and that one is not involved in the disease in humans.

The culprit for people is the Blacklegged tick. Tab O’Neal spoke with David Gaines, State Public Health Etymologist with the Virginia Department of Health, about the tick – and how to avoid any encounters. 

David, describe the Blacklegged tick:

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Education
5:32 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

Examining the Role of Civics in Education

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The nation's eighth graders are scoring poorly in history, geography and civics. The National Assessment of Educational Progress tested eighth graders in 2010 and again last year with about 50% of the students scoring "basic" in the three subjects. Between one-quarter and one-third scored below and only 1 to 3% of the 29,000 students scored in the advanced range.

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Arts & Culture
7:16 am
Mon September 15, 2014

An Interview with Dr. Judith Orloff: Learning to Surrender

Dr. Judith Orloff
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Tab O'Neal talks with psychiatrist and New York Times bestselling author Judith Orloff about her latest book. It's called The Ecstasy of Surrender - ​the art of letting go. She puts her principles of Daosim to the test, learning that the art of living is to savor it - to go with the flow.  

DrJudithOrloff.com

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The Modern Treasure Hunt
8:16 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Geocaching: The New Family Adventure

Getting outdoors as a family with something that engages all ages is not too difficult with a hobby called geocaching. Tab O'Neal talks with a couple he met while they were out on their family adventure. 

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Arts & Culture
8:21 am
Wed August 27, 2014

A Chat with "Good Morning Vietnam's" Adrian Cronauer

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Listen to Tab O'Neal's full interview with Roanoke's Adrian Cronauer, the man behind Robin William's character on "Good Morning Vietnam".  

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