Robert Skunda, President of the Virginia Biotechnology Research Park, discussed the history and the future of the evolving life science community in downtown Richmond at the latest installment of the Eyes on Richmond speaker series at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Craig Carper reports.
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
Democratic State Senator Don McEachin of Henrico has declined an invitation from Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to debate the merits of the Property Rights Amendment on the November ballot. Craig Carper reports.
The General Assembly likely will revisit the issue of student athlete concussions when it reconvenes in January. Craig Carper reports.
The Omni has become the first hotel in the city of Richmond to offer customers electric vehicle charging stations, with an official unveiling yesterday. Craig Carper reports.
Former Republican Governor of New Mexico and now Libertarian candidate for President Gary Johnson shared his views with a group of 250 supporters yesterday at VCU. Craig Carper reports.
The Dalai Lama, the exiled spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, addressed a capacity crowd of 8,500 at William and Mary Hall yesterday to discuss the importance of human compassion. Craig Carper reports.
Virginia Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine clashed on the economy in their debate at WCVE.
The Obama campaign is aggressively pursuing young voters, who were critical to the President’s election in 2008, on college campuses across the state. Craig Carper reports.
7th District Congressman and U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and U.S. Senate candidate George Allen rallied over 6,000 supporters this weekend at the Annual Republican Roundup in Glen Allen. Craig Carper reports.
The Governor’s third annual Conference on Energy ended yesterday and while Governor McDonnell says the state has made strides in energy policy, environmental advocates say the state is dragging it’s feet on renewable resources. Craig Carper reports.