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.

Democrats campaigned on the issue of criminal justice reform last year. But advocates say when they took power in the House and Senate, a lot of reform still got left behind.

Michael Pope

Confederate statues across the country have long been targets for protesters. But one Confederate monument in Alexandria is no longer a problem because it’s not there.

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The death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the protests across the country has lawmakers in Virginia considering criminal justice reform. And, there’s already some bipartisan agreement emerging during this time of crisis.

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Unemployment in Virginia hit a new record this week.


The election for governor is still 18 months away. But, candidates are already coming out of the woodwork.