Charles Fishburne is a correspondent for WCVE Public Radio. He brings over 40 years experience as a broadcast journalist and news executive in Richmond, Washington D.C. and New York. Charles was also a long-time television news anchor and news director in Richmond.
Country music legend and Varina resident Jimmy Dean died Sunday night at the age of 81. He was best known for his smash hit about a workingman hero, “Big Bad John,” and as an entrepreneur for his sausage brand. But here, his friends remember how he used to share with them stories and songs like this one in 1996.
Within a few days, some 20,000 Richmond area children, who depend on school lunch programs for a square meal, will have to find it somewhere else. As Charles Fishburne reports, Central Virginia’s “Feedmore” is ready to fill the gap.
The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned a judge’s decision allowing congregations that broke away from the Episcopal Church to keep their property, and sent the case back to Fairfax County Circuit Court . Charles Fishburne reports.
Over the weekend, UVA’s associate dean of engineering, who was also America’s second woman in space…was inducted into the Astronauts Hall of Fame. Before she left for the ceremony at Kennedy Space Center, Charles Fishburne talked with former Astronaut Kathy Thornton about her time in space.