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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There are 108 delegates and alternates from the Virginia Democratic party attending the National Convention in Philly this week. Along with the delegates there are committee members, pages, and volunteers.

95 of the Virginia delegation are committed to the results of the primary election. As a result, 62 are committed to Clinton and 33 to Sanders in the first round of voting. The remaining 13 are uncommitted.

We will have reports from the convention throughout the week.

It has been a year since leadership changed at Sweet Briar College in Amherst County. In a dramatic reversal of the previous leadership, the current team has brought the school back from the brink of closure to another year of growth and security.

Teresa Tomlinson, Sweet Briar class of 1987, is chair of the Sweet Briar College Board of Directors and mayor of Columbus, GA. That's where she joined us from by phone.


Virginia has three venomous snakes: the Northern Copperhead, the Eastern Cottonmouth and Timber Rattlesnake. They share the distinctive characteristics of producing venom, having heat-sensing facial pits, and hinged fangs. Tab O'Neal reports.

    The Wintergreen Nature Foundation

From Artspace in Richmond to Center in the Square in Roanoke, Virginia's Art Centers are vibrant destinations and local resources. The Bower Center for the Arts in Bedford is one of those. The non-profit art center just completed a major renovation.  

  Bower Center for the Arts, Bedford, VA

Jefferson Area NORML

Marijuana may be legal in Virginia in the next decade if reformers are successful. The Charlottesville chapter of NORML (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) is holding a cannabis liberation rally in Charlottesville Sunday.  Tab O'Neal reports: