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Drunk driving is a major problem in Virginia, especially in certain areas according to a new report.

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The Democratic Party seems to be moving to the left with most of its high-profile presidential candidates embracing proposals like Medicare for All.

But Virginia Democrats are resisting the trend.

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Virginia was once the epicenter of the smoking industry. But now, the number of people using cigarettes in Virginia is dropping.

Virginia Tech

Researchers at Virginia Tech are working to make football safer for the game’s younger players.

National Park Service

Shenandoah National Park is facing new and troubling problems in the age of climate change and political unrest.  Management is battling bugs, wild weather and a scramble to open certain facilities on time after the federal government shutdown. 

There is no more quintessentially American music, than the ‘spiritual.’ First sung by enslaved African-Americans four centuries ago, today its influence is heard in everything from rhythm and blues to classical music. There’s a performance this Saturday evening at the Moss Arts Center in Blacksburg that explores the art of the spiritual.

Charlottesville city government was upended after a woman was killed and others injured in a car attack by a white supremacist in 2017. White nationalists had targeted Charlottesville for a "Unite The Right Rally" after the Virginia town decided to take down a Confederate statue, part of its reckoning with a fraught racial history.

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Immigration is once again in the spotlight here in Virginia, where the issue has become a dividing line between the parties.

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Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu was in Richmond Tuesday. He spoke with the city’s mayor and shared some of the things he learned in his quest to remove the Confederate monuments in his city.

For decades, indoor air pollution has actually exceeded outdoor pollution. And that’s because in a closed environment, synthetic materials in things like flooring and furniture, outgas, sending particles into the air. Some are harmful to health. Now, scientists at Virginia Tech are working to flag which ones are dangerous, so they can be replaced with safer materials. 


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Love Breathes in Two Countries

Friday, April 5th at the WVTF RADIO IQ Studios

Metropolitan Opera on WVTF

Samson et Dalila

Saturday, March 23rd at 1PM

Rising Seas and Sinking Land:

How Coastal Virginia is Combating Climate Change

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