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

If schools in Virginia reopen this August, it'll be up to local leaders to make sure students can be brought back safely.  And a plan to build wind turbines on a ridge in Botetourt County is generating increased opposition.

Virginia Public Access Project

While many business have suffered during the Covid-19 crisis there’s one retail sector that’s never been busier. And the state believes it’s found a win-win solution for nesting birds in the path of a road project.

Virginia Public Access Project

Many congregations in Virginia are taking a cautious approach to restarting church services. And Arlington County is considering whether to make itself a test case for a new way of deciding close elections.

Virginia Public Access Project

COVID-19 restrictions are forcing candidates in local elections to come up with new ways of getting their messages out.  And summer school in Virginia – if it happens at all – may be different this year.

Virginia Public Access Project

One of the unexpected consequences of people staying at home is more trash going into landfills. And the first school system in Virginia to shift entirely to a year-round schedule is wondering how the pandemic might affect its plans.

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