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Charles Fishburne

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Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.

Articles by Charles Fishburne

Virginia’s Jobless Rate Rises Slightly For Third Month In A Row

The Virginia Employment Commission says the state's jobless rate rose slightly to 5.4 percent in July.  It is the third straight months the Virginia jobless rate has increased though not my much, after reaching its lowest rate in  February since November, 2008.  The State’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate  rose slightly from  5.3  percent in June, to 5.4 percent in July.  The largest job increase was in construction, other areas that saw gains included total government, manufacturing and b

U.S. Rests Case Against McDonnells, Defense Starts Monday

The prosecution has rested its case in the corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and his wife Maureen, concluding by presenting the jury all of the tangible items they received from businessman Jonnie Williams in rapid succession.

FBI agents displayed Louis Vuitton and Oscar de la Renta dresses, coats, shoes and accessories given to Virginia’s former first lady, and golf bags, clubs, shoes and other apparel given to the former Governor and his sons.

Young African Leaders Conclude Six-Week Study In USA With President Obama

Twenty-five of Africa’s most promising young leaders who spent six weeks in  Virginia, have just capped off their visit with an exclusive town hall visit with President Obama.

Keywords:  Young African Leaders Initiative, University of Virginia, President Obama Town Hall Meeting, Jeff Legro, Provost for Global Affairs at UVA, August 12, 2014

Virginia Hires Executive Director For New Ethics Board

Virginia has hired an executive director to run a new ethics board, created in the wake of the gifts scandal surrounding former Governor McDonnell and his family. The Washington Post says Chris Piper, a longtime employee of the State Board of Elections, will move to Legislative Services, where the Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council will be housed.