The anti-human trafficking group the Polaris Project says Virginia has made big strides over the last several years in fighting sex slavery, going from having some of the weakest laws in the country to some of the strongest.
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
Senator Tim Kaine is making the case to his colleagues in the upper chamber that military intervention in Syria is in the best interest of national security. Craig Carper reports.
Former Governor Douglas Wilder says he likely will endorse either Terry McAuliffe or Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, but for now he’s not saying which one. Craig Carper reports.
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he is confident that the House of Representatives will approve President Obama’s proposed strike on Syria. Craig Carper reports.
Governor Bob McDonnell says his administration is seeking outside lawyers to defend a legal challenge to a law passed by the General Assembly this year which creates a statewide school division to take over failing schools. Craig Carper reports.
On September 4th, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management will auction the rights to develop offshore wind 25 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach.
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.
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.