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

Several hundred Richmond seniors who would have spent the summer without air conditioning are getting some relief.  And volunteer rescue squads are struggling to remain viable all across Virginia.

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Smithfield Foods is no longer curing hams in Smithfield. And Richmond's school superintendent says it's time for gender-neutral caps and gowns. 

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Elementary students in Chesterfield County are about to become the latest in Virginia to experience year-round schools, and in Salem the consequences of not paying the meals taxes just got a little more serious.

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America is running short on people who have the skills to fix things.  And if you have an E-Z Pass in Virginia, you should know that if you don't use it you could lose it.

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Medical marijuana processing may soon bring some much needed jobs to Virginia's most economically depressed region. And there's an effort underway in Charlottesville to help mentally ill offenders get community support instead of jail time.

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