Michael Pope

Virginia Public Radio Reporter

Michael Pope is an author and journalist who lives in Old Town Alexandria. He has reported for NPR, the New York Daily News and the Alexandria Gazette Packet. He has a master's degree in American Studies from Florida State University, and he is a former adjunct professor at Tallahassee Community College. He is the author of four books.

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In the next 20 years, white people in Virginia are expected to become a minority. But, the story of race is a bit more complicated than that.


This month is Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to reflect on the contribution Hispanic voters have made to Virginia politics.

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Candidates for the General Assembly are facing a key deadline this week for campaign finance.

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How transparent is Virginia government?

One new report says the Commonwealth is falling far behind other states.

What kind of reparations could begin to make amends for slavery?

In Alexandria, a new $2 million effort is underway.