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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.

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Panhandler Struck at Henrico Intersection

Henrico County officials have again asked motorists not to give money to panhandlers, following an accident involving four vehicles and a serious injury to a man in the median asking for help.

Henrico County has posted signs asking motorists not to give money to panhandlers in the medians. At last night’s Board meeting, County Manager John Vithoulkas explained, “A pedestrian/panhandler was struck by the beige sedan, went airborne for a short period of time, and landed on his back in the roadway. The accident occurred Monday at Parham and West Broad."

GRTC’S Pulse Bus-Rapid Transit Line Gets 6.4 Million in Sponsorships

The Greater Richmond Transit Company’s soon-to-be operational Pulse bus rapid transit line just received a 6.4 million dollar sponsorship from VCU Health System and Bon Secours.

3,000 people a day ride on the GRTC system on the Broad Street corridor for $1.50 fares, kept low by localities and now by two major health system sponsors who will contribute $425,000 a year.

Martin Luther King Associate Says His Memory Has Been “Whitewashed”

This week marks the 50th anniversary since the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King. And a man who marched with him, now Director of the Racial and Social Policy Research Center at Virginia Tech, says time has altered our view of King.

Virginia Tech’s Wornie Reed says King’s favorability rating among whites jumped from 28% to 78% in the two decades following his death, that his memory has been “whitewashed" and that he was not a “peacemaker.” “He would say peace is not the absence of tension, peace is the presence of justice and without justice, there would be no peace.”

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