Virginia Aquarium

It’s a dangerous world for fish and other marine life.  Populations are coping with climate change, pollution and fishermen armed with high-tech devices that make it easier than ever to harvest the sea.

So what can consumers do to help assure sustainable fisheries?

As of a week ago, Virginia has received almost 500 claims for unemployment benefits from furloughed federal workers. But the effects of the government shutdown don’t stop there. There’s also been an impact on science.

Steve Helber / AP

State regulators are rejecting major elements in Dominion Energy’s $6 billion dollar plan to modernize the grid.

Taber Andrew Bain / Flickr

Every three years, Carilion Clinic puts together community health assessments throughout southwest Virginia. The latest one found some new concerns.

(AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Since the 1940s, Virginia has imposed strong restrictions on labor unions.

Now those restrictions are at the center of a political debate in Richmond.

Michael Pope

Virginia has a very long history, a history that has several dark chapters. Now, a group of prominent state leaders are hoping for reconciliation.

Sandy Hausman

Virginia’s seafood industry is one of the oldest in the nation, valued at over half a billion dollars.  We’re the fourth largest producer of finfish and shellfish – behind Alaska, Louisiana and Washington State. 

The Commonwealth keeps an eye on watermen to prevent over-fishing and assure food safety for consumers.  On the front lines, a force founded in 1875 as the Oyster Navy. 

Matthew Gabriele Professor of Medieval Studies

You may have your own opinion about the President’s demand for a wall on the southern border. But when people started referring to it as a ‘medieval’ wall, an expert on the era from Virginia Tech, weighs in on the historical accuracy of that comparison.

President Donald Trump’s demand to build a wall on the southern border has not only led to a government stalemate, it’s also misrepresenting history. Mathew Gabriele teaches medieval studies at Virginia Tech, so he knows a lot about the walls that were built around cities and castles in the middle ages.

Sandy Hausman

Like other national parks, Shenandoah is working with a reduced staff, people who aren’t getting paid during the federal government shutdown.  That worries fans of the park who report graffiti, overflowing trash and theft of at least one valuable item. 

AP Photo / Rich Pedroncelli

Are plastic bags a problem in Virginia? Lawmakers in Richmond are divided.


NPR Live Music

Sessions, performances, and more.

Metropolitan Opera on WVTF

Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande

Saturday, January 19th at 1PM

Paula Poundstone Jefferson Center

The Future of Virginia's Fisheries

A Series from Sandy Hausman

Events Calendar

Public Events/PSAs

Concerts, Arts Exhibits, Community Events and More

Charlottesville Art Open House

Friday, February 1st at the WVTF RADIO IQ Charlottesville Studio