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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

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.

Chester Man Pleads Guilty In Death Of A VSU Student

A Chester man has pleaded guilty to a reduced charge in the slaying of a Virginia State University student last fall. Twenty-one year old Bryan Williams, Jr. entered his plea yesterday to second degree murder in the fatal shooting of 22-year old Eric Wilkins. Wilkins was shot in the back during late night party when he apparently tried to break up a fight that occurred when some “townies” crashed the party at the University Apartments in Ettrick.

Virginia Tech Researchers are working on a plan to move roadside stop signs from the side of the road to your dashboard

Virginia Tech’s Transportation Institute is testing everything from tires Danville’s new National Tire Research  Center to Amazon’s prototype self-driving vehicle at the Institute’s Smart Track in Blacksburg, but a Master's Student from Newark, Deleware, Alexandria Noble, has a special interest in developing a whole new concept in stop and yield signs.

State GOP Leader Resigns Over Muslim Comment

A top Virginia GOP official who posted an anti-Muslim Facebook message has resigned, but not apologized. The Washington Post says Bob FitzSimmonds, treasurer of the state Republican Party handed in his resignation to party officials last night, after a comment he posted on his Facebook page following President Obama’s praising Muslims for helping to build “the very fabric of our nation,” at the end of Ramadan.  FitzSimmonds wanted to know, “exactly what part of our nation’s fabric was woven by Muslims.” In his resignation letter, he said “It seems that no mat

Herring to Ask SCOTUS to Rule on Marriage Equality

Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring has announced he will petition the US Supreme Court to hear Virginia’s marriage equality case and has asked a Richmond appellate court for a stay of its recent ruling that upheld a lower court decision to strike down the state’s ban on same sex marriages. The Attorney General says he will file a petition with the Supreme Court Friday, asking it to hear Virginia’s case and “definitively settle the constitutional issues for the Commonwealth and the rest of the country.”