Fred Echols

WVTF/RADIO IQ News Host, Producer and Reporter

Fred Echols is a long time member of the WVTF/RADIO IQ news department and produces news content as well as public affairs programs. Fred's career in broadcasting began in North Carolina's Triad before switching from commercial radio where he'd held numerous positions including program director to hosting public radio programming at WVTF.

 

Virginia Public Access Project

A Virginia civil rights leader will be honored with a long overdue monument.  And counterfeiting isn't just for money. It can happen with crab cakes too.

Virginia Public Access Project

There's controversy in Northern Virginia after the name of a Revolutionary War figure was removed from a new park. And plastic straws are mostly a thing of the past in one Virginia school district.

Virginia Public Access Project

People will soon be betting on horse races again at Virginia's Colonial Downs track but it'll be done in a whole new way. And, a new statewide program that matches worker training to industry needs is about to get a real test at the Newport News shipyards.

Those have been among the most read stories over the past week at the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News link.

Virginia Public Access Project

A Southwestern Virginia county plans to become the first in the state to arm teachers.  And it's proving very difficult to figure out how bridge and tunnel tolls affect business profits in Hampton Roads.

Virginia Public Access Project

Virginia is going to court over alleged misuse of its “Virginia is for Lovers” slogan.  And the gentrification battle is again being fought, this time in a pair of Richmond neighborhoods.

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