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Craig Carper is the News Director for 88.9 WCVE Public Radio. Craig studied journalism at Virginia Commonwealth University and has worked in broadcast news since 2001. He’s worked in various capacities covering Virginia politics for WCVE PBS since 2006. For six years starting in 2009 he served as the political reporter for 88.9 WCVE before being promoted to News Director in July of 2015.

Craig served as the host of Capitol Events during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily one-minute update on legislative issues.

In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.

Craig has contributed over 100 nationally run news stories to NPR and has been featured on the PBS NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and the Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC.

He’s covered 3 Governors, the 2009 and 2013 gubernatorial campaigns, the 2012 and 2014 U.S. Senate races, the 2012 Presidential campaign and in 2014 he provided daily national coverage of the trial of former Governor Bob McDonnell for NPR.

Articles by Craig Carper

Trump Victory Will Likely Impact Medicaid Expansion

Donald Trump’s election is likely the final nail in the coffin for one of Governor Terry McAuliffe’s longstanding priorities, expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. Republican Senator Bill Stanley of Franklin says he hopes the changes President Elect Trump is likely to make to the ACA will provide similar health benefits, but be more economically feasible for families and state governments. As for Virginia, he’d like the General Assembly to focus on better deliver of healthcare services to the state’s rural residents. “When it’s 80-90 miles to the nearest hospital.

Reflections On Jasper Johns And Edvard Munch: Love, Loss And The Cycle Of Life

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ current exhibit is titled Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch: Love, Loss and the Cycle of Life. It was shown once at the Munch Museum in Oslo and is now on display at the VMFA for its only U.S. exhibition. The exhibit runs through February 20th. I recently sat down to discuss the show with Deborah Solomon, author and art critic for WNYC in New York, who is currently writing Jasper Johns’ biography.

Kaine Makes Final Campaign Stop at Richmond International Airport

Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton flew home and were greeted by a crowd of roughly 1,000 supporters late last night at Richmond International Airport for a final rally before Virginia and America goes to vote.

Kaine, who’s spent much of the campaign in attack dog mode, used the evening rally to paint a positive picture of a Clinton presidency, focused on equal rights for all.

Kaine Makes Final Campaign Stop at Richmond International Airport

Senator Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton flew home and were greeted by a crowd of roughly 1,000 supporters late last night (11/7) at Richmond International Airport for a final rally before Virginia and America goes to vote.

Kaine, who’s spent much of the campaign in attack dog mode, used the evening rally to paint a positive picture of a Clinton presidency, focused on equal rights for all.

Candidate for Mayor: Joe Morrissey

Ahead of the November Election, 88.9 WCVE has invited each of the candidates for Mayor of Richmond to discuss their ideas on some of the toughest issues facing the city.

In this candidate profile 88.9 WCVE’s Craig Carper speaks to former Delegate Joe Morrissey.

Transcript:

Craig Carper: Why are you running, and what are the top three issues you would like to tackle as mayor?

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