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.

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:

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Flooding over the past two weeks in Virginia and West Virginia has resulted in about two dozen fatalities and caused devastation to homes and belongings. Thursday, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is facilitating a live Twitter chat about flood insurance. Dawn Eischen is a spokesperson for VDEM; Tab O'Neal spoke with her about the need for flood insurance and a social media chat about it.

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Members of the Virginia chapter of NORML went to DC in May to lobby for changes in federal laws preventing the use of marijuana for medical purposes. Jes Vegas is the director of the Jefferson Area NORML in Charlottesville. She says reforming marijuana laws is intensive hard work.

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Virginia and localities are trying to get a handle on how widespread--or not--broadband access is in the state. A new survey website from The Center for Innovative Technology and Virginia Tech will track where the internet holes are. 

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