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Va. News: Self-defense kits, nuclear facility robotic dogs

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Self-defense kits are being offered to transgender people in Richmond who don't feel safe on the street. And engineers have reinvented the dog to make nuclear power plants safer.

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

This report, provided by Virginia Public Radio, was made possible with support from the Virginia Education Association.

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.