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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

SCOTUS To Hear Arguments Over EPA Authority To Regulate Power Plant Pollutants

The Supreme Court of the United States today (3/25) will consider whether the EPA has the authority to take action to curb emissions from  coal and oil-fired power plants.

The high court is taking up a challenge by industry groups and Republican-led states that want to roll back Obama administration environmental rules aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous pollutants.

Chesterfield Named Top East Coast Locality For Logistics and Warehousing

Chesterfield County has just been named the top locality on the East Coast for logistics and warehouses by a firm that counsels big business where to locate.

Think Amazon and you’ve got the picture. The Boyd Company’s report is read by US and overseas corporations looking for a good place to locate and it will attract business to a county that is already booming.

Taste Buds Could Hold Key To Cell Regeneration

A University of Virginia Neuroscientists says our sense of taste could be a key to understand why we lose our hearing and eyesight and eventually, what to do about it.

Getting lunch is a bit simpler and safer than it was for cave men and women who depended upon their sense of taste to keep them from eating something toxic.

Tase buds are often thought of as among the least important senses, but they have qualities that are unique. Even more important are the olfactory senses that are part of the sense of taste.

UVA Student Bloodied In Confrontation With ABC Officers To Plead Not Guilty

The attorney for a University of Virginia Student, who was wrestled to the ground and bloodied in a confrontation with ABC officers, says his client will plead not guilty this week.

Twenty-year old Martese Johnson was charged with obstruction of justice and public intoxication or swearing after his arrest last week in a highly-publicized incident outside a Charlottesville bar. His attorney says he will plead not guilty in general district court Thursday.

Charlottesville Police Investigation Finds No Evidence of Alleged Gang Rape At UVA

Charlottesville police say they have found no evidence of a gang rape on campus, as described in an already discredited Rolling Stone magazine article. 

Announcing the results of a four-month investigation, Charlottesville Police Chief Timonthy Longo said yesterday (3/23) there were numerous discrepancies between the Rolling Stone article, published last November, and what investigators actually found.

VCU Volunteers Assemble “After Care Kits” For Victims of Child Abuse, Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

VCU  student volunteers tonight (3/24) are assembling 355 “after care kits” that contain items such as clothing and toiletries to meet the immediate physical and emotional needs of survivors of child abuse, domestic violence or sexual assault.

There are volunteers gathering at VCU’s student commons who are helping to put together after care kits including things like a change of clothes, toiletries, a toothbrush, and for a child, perhaps a teddy bear.

Science Matters: James River Association Taking Student Applications For “Floating Classroom” On The James

The James River Association is looking for a few adventurous students for its 5th annual Floating Classroom, and the deadline is just a few days away.

The James River Association and the Dominion Foundation developed the idea five years ago.

They are taking applications from 10th and 11th grade students from any school in the entire watershed, for what amounts to 8 days on the water, camping at night along the riverbed.

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz’s Presidential Announcement At Liberty University

Senator Ted Cruz is set to announce his candidacy for president at the world’s largest Christian University this morning (3/23).

Actually, the Texas Republican apparently couldn’t wait for morning and announced his candidacy on Twitter just after midnight, several hours before the official launch at the college this morning in Lynchburg.  

His choice of Liberty University indicates he plans an aggressive courtship of cultural conservatives and young voters.

Charlottesville Police Set News Conference On UVA Rape Investigation

Charlottesville police plan to release the findings of an investigation prompted by the Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape on campus.

The police department has a news conference scheduled for 2:00 p.m. (3/23), to share their findings regarding the November 2014 article in Rolling Stone magazine that alleged a gang rape at a fraternity house in 2012.

Science Matters: Student Experiments To Blast Off From Wallops Island Flight Facility This Week

A rocket carrying student experiments is scheduled to be launched this week from NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia. 

NASA says the experiments were developed by undergraduates at Virginia Tech and four other universities.

The experiments will examine technology development, microgravity science and the search for life in the upper atmosphere and near space during the suborbital mission, which will reach an altitude of nearly 94 nautical miles.