It has been reported that there will be a shortage of 280,000 math and science teachers by 2015. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund, working with a million dollar grant from Altria, has added two new Teacher Quality and Retention Programs to 48 others in session nationwide. One is at Tennessee State College in Nashville, the other is at Virginia State University. John Ogle reports.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
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U. S. Senator Jim Webb (D-Va.) was pleased that a Pentagon proposal to raise health care fees for military retirees apparently has died with the Senate Armed Services Committee refusal to back it. He spoke with John Ogle.
It's taken a while, but the Prince George County School Board has adopted a budget for the next school year.
A discussion this evening at 5:30 at the Virginia Historical Society will consider the massive, often overlooked battles on the outskirts of Richmond that happened in June and July of 1862.
This fall, for the first time since 1998, the Dalai Lama will speak in Charlottesville.
The Virginia Commission on Local Government likes the idea of the City of Bedford reverting to town status.
Dinwiddie, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick counties are moving inmates into the first phase of the new Meherrin Regional Jail.
A Goochland County man died Saturday at a "mud bog" racing event in Fluvanna County.
Fireworks to celebrate the 4th of July is an American tradition. John Ogle takes a look at pyrotechnics.
Watch the Science Matters video report here - as well as get more information about how fireworks work.
Brown's Island opens at 6 tonight for a night of family entertainment topped off by fireworks to celebrate Independence Day.