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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If you watch television or listen to talk radio, you know it’s election time. But just how effective are all those ads?

Across Virginia, local taxpayers are paying for federal immigration enforcement.  That's the finding of a new analysis by the Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis.


In recent years, you may have noticed that mobile phones are increasingly giving alerts about missing children or severe weather.

Women in Virginia do not make as much as their male counterparts. In fact, they’re falling below the national average.

Demographics Research Group and Va. Dept. of Education

Schools in Virginia’s urban areas are bursting at the seams, growing faster than they have the capacity to handle.

But some of those students might be heading to the suburbs soon.