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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

Presidential Bioethics Commission recommends against a moratorium on synthetic biology...for now

A Presidential Commission studying the promise and perils of “synthetic biology,” has just released it first report recommending the US government take precautions to ensure that laboratory-based microbes do not cause unexpected catastrophe’s, but stopped short of recommending a moratorium. Charles Fishburne talks with a commission member in this Science matters report.

Decline in premature births and teen pregnancies in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Health has announced a decline in both premature births and teen pregnancies in Virginia. In the last five years, 1,085 more babies were carried to term and the teen pregnancy rate has decreased 22 percent in the last decade. Charles Fishburne talks with State Health Commissioner Karen Remley about the good news involving mothers and their babies in Virginia.

Health care overhaul gets a legal setback in Virginia

President Obama’s historic health care overhaul has been thrown into uncertainty by a federal judge’s ruling in a Virginia case that challenged the constitutionality of a key provision requiring almost everyone to purchase health insurance. The suit was brought by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and has become the first case in the nation where a federal judge has ruled against the law. Charles Fishburne talks with University of Richmond Law Professor Carl Tobias about the implications and about what happens next.