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.

 

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A statue presents a new kind of artistic comment about public memorials to the Confederacy.  And one of the people who went to court to prevent a statue of Robert E. Lee from being removed from a Charlottesville park says a newspaper article defamed him.

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Counties say a Virginia law deprives them of needed tax revenue and now it will be challenged in the General Assembly. And private colleges are reconsidering how they present their tuition and fees to prospective students.

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In a possible first among Virginia cities, the election for Clerk of Court in Petersburg will have zero candidates on the ballot. And medical marijuana can now be given to students by school nurses in Virginia.

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This month marks the 25th anniversary of the collapse of Disney's plan to open a major historical theme park in Virginia. And another Virginia high school has canceled its varsity football season.

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A new Virginia law limiting cell phone use by drivers is getting an early test.  And a Northern Virginia Boy Scout is leading an effort to restore a neglected cemetery for African-Americans.

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