A new study by a coalition of environmental groups finds that investing in efficiency, wind and solar would be up to $1.7 billion cheaper over ten years than Dominion Virginia Power’s current plan to build two new natural gas-fired power plants. Craig Carper has this report.
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 Assembly '17 (previously titled Capitol Events) during the General Assembly Session on WCVE PBS, a daily 90-second update on legislative issues.
In 2012 he conducted an exclusive interview with President Barack Obama. In 2015 he interviewed former President Jimmy Carter.
In 2016 he provided daily updates from Havana on Governor Terry McAuliffe's trade mission to Cuba.
Craig has contributed over 140 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 served as a moderator or panelist at debates for U.S. Senate, Congress, Mayor and other state and local elected offices.
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 candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe launched his women’s health policy yesterday, attempting to build on his already sizable lead among women over his Republican Opponent Ken Cuccinelli. Craig Carper reports.
The Virginia Association of Realtors is the latest Republican-leaning group to endorse Democrat Terry McAuliffe over Republican Ken Cuccinelli for governor. Craig Carper reports.
A new poll conducted for the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech shows stark racial divisions over whether Dr. King’s dream has been realized. Craig Carper reports.
A group of Virginia Interfaith leaders is calling on Ken Cuccinelli, Terry McAuliffe and the other five candidates for statewide office to return campaign contributions from car title and payday lenders and their lobbyists. Craig Carper reports.
During their recess, Democrats and Republicans from Virginia’s congressional delegation are holding events around the state to discuss the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Craig Carper reports.
Republican nominee for Governor Ken Cuccinelli held an education town hall meeting last night at the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School in Petersburg tp push his vision for more options for parents and students. Democrats on the State Senate Education Committee oppose it. Craig Carper reports.
State Senator and GOP Nominee for Attorney General Mark Obenshain has announced a plan to help combat human trafficking in the Commonwealth. Craig Carper reports.
Last night, the Virginia General Assembly’s longest serving member in its history, Delegate Lacey Putney, was honored by all of Virginia’s living governors at a tribute held by the Thomas Jefferson Institute at Richmond Center Stage. Craig Carper reports.
The state commission charged with reforming and possibly expanding the state's Medicaid program met yesterday.