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.

Republicans and Democrats are often divided on heated issues at the capitol in Richmond.  But some lawmakers from both parties are coming together on one issue -- legalizing swear words. 

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Democrats may have taken control of the General Assembly, but that doesn’t mean they are all in agreement about how to handle several of the most-pressing issues.


Democrats are hoping to make workers a centerpiece of their first term in power.

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Visitors, legislators and staff all faced long lines this morning because of new security measures to keep guns out of the state capitol. And Democrats took quick action on other measures to restrict access to guns.

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A weekly conversation about what's happened at the General Assembly with Michael Pope and Luke Church.