A New Wason Poll just released this morning (April 24) says most Virginia voters oppose using federal Medicaid funds to expand health coverage, but strongly want the General Assembly to compromise. Virginians say 53% to 41% that they oppose Medicaid expansion, a sharp reversal from the Wason Center survey when the 2014 legislative session began, which showed general support for Medicaid expansion, 56% to 38%. In that Feb.
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
The Chesterfield County Board of Supervisors has just approved a tax hike of one cent for the 2014-2015 fiscal budget.
Every year, half a million people visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, making it one of the top ten museums in the country. And, as Charles Fishburne reports, many of its patrons begin at a very early age in the Artsy Infants class that introduces infants to sound, color and smells. With shakers and singing and hand-clapping, they begin their visit with music, visit the African Galleries, and immerse themselves into finger painting before returning to the classroom for more excitement with a giant colorful parachute.
Police say Alexander Roosevelt Hill, Jr., left a message on his cellphone addressed only to “JK” that said, “Hey Brother. I am here! My destination.” Should things go as I planned, I no longer exist…claim my remains and ensure they are created.” Hill has not been seen since the Saturday fire that claimed four lives. Court documents now reveal two of the four people may have been fatally stabbed, but did not say which.
Dominion Virginia Power yesterday dedicated the largest rooftop solar system in the state at a Canon Plant in Gloucester. Charles Fishburne reports.
A former state Girl Scout Executive from Goochland has pleaded guilty to embezzlement. Charles Fishburne reports.
Forestry officials say there are currently six wildfires in western Virginia that threaten 60 structures . Charles Fishburne reports.
UVA’s “Professor Lou” has won three Emmys for a TV segment on hockey, participated in an online pilot program teaching physics, and invented the real-world equivalent of “Flubber.” And, as Charles Fishburne tells us in this WCVE Science Matters Report, he isn’t done yet.
Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal records since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in Virginia. Charles Fishburne reports.
The average price for regular gasoline at US pumps jumped 8.5 cents in the past two weeks to a 13-month high. Charles Fishburne reports.