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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The Doctor Crisis
9:04 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Yes Virginia, There is a Shortage of Doctors!

Credit dartmed.dartmouth.edu

The warning that America is running short on health care providers has been getting louder as current providers age and retire, and baby boomers age into higher consumption of health care. Virginia has more than 16-thousand physicians yet the Health Resources and Services Administration says the state needs 123 more.  

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Transportation Funding
8:31 am
Mon May 12, 2014

VDOT Establishes Transportation Priorities

Every year V-DOT brings before the public a six year improvement program that includes new projects along with those that have been on the shelf for years, or even decades. But, this year's prioritizing may come undone. 

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Child Pornography Crimes
8:05 am
Thu April 24, 2014

Child Pornography: Crime and Punishment

Credit www.sovaicac.org

There are a number of child porn possession cases in the news, many of which have been investigated by the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task force. Recent cases range from nude selfies taken by a teenage girl, to a possession case in which a very small number of images were downloaded "out of curiosity" to the case of former UVA Associate Dean Michael Morris who pled guilty this week to the possession and distribution of child pornography. 

 

 

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Maintaining & Researching Family Plots
9:59 am
Mon March 31, 2014

The Graves of the Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway, Floyd County

There are about 70 graveyards along the Blue Ridge Parkway from around Roanoke south to the North Carolina border. Back in the 30s the state bought the land and “homeplaces” and then in turn donated it to the federal government for the parkway.

Steven Kidd, an Archeologist for the Blue Ridge Parkway, says they are now wanting to both maintain and research the family plots.

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Law & Crime
6:37 am
Fri March 28, 2014

State Inspector General Report on Sen. Creigh Deeds Case Released

A wrong fax machine number, not calling all possible facilities and poor communication are among the failures cited in the investigation of Gus Deeds' detention, release, attack on his father--Senator Creigh Deeds--and subsequent suicide. 

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