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Stonewall Jackson Statue Brought Down

(Richmond)- The Stonewall Jackson statue on Monument Avenue is gone. Crews removed the Confederate monument yesterday after Mayor Levar Stoney said he was using his emergency powers to bring it down. He also said the […]

New Laws Beginning Today

(Richmond)- A number of new laws will go into effect in Virginia today. Casino gambling is now legal in Richmond, Bristol, Danville, Norfolk, and Portsmouth. Beginning today, each locality will decide the fate of Confederate […]

Virginia Moves to Phase Three

(Richmond)- As other states are pausing their reopening plans, Virginia is moving into phase three. Restaurants can fill their dining rooms to full capacity. People are allowed to work out at gyms and fitness centers […]

Northam Launches Rent, Mortgage Relief Program

(Richmond)- Governor Northam has launched the Virginia Rent and Mortgage Relief Program. The new program will use 50-million-dollars of the state’s federal CARES Act funding to assist families facing eviction or foreclosures because of the […]

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Town Talk: George Washington Foundation

Dave Muraca, Mara Kaktins and Jessica Burger with the George Washington Foundation with an overview of Kenmore and Ferry Farm. Closed now because of the pandemic but looking toward reopening.

Town Talk: Matt Kelly/Fredericksburg City Council

Fredericksburg City Councilman Matt Kelly talks about protests and the city’s response.  

Town Talk: Rappahannock Area Health District-Dr. Stern

Rappahannock Health District Acting Director Dr. Donald Stern talks about holding on until a vaccine is available for COVID-19 in about six months.

Town Talk: Fail Safe-ERA

Juanita Shanks and Pastor Phyllis Brantley discuss the work of Fail Safe-ERA to help families and prisoners with incarceration and what comes next.  Topics include prisoners released early for COVID and the Center of Hope […]

Town Talk: Jarod Kearney/James Monroe Museum

James Monroe Museum Assistant Director and Curator Jarod Kearney talks about museums in the pandemic.  He’s done regular Curator Chats. There’s been Monroe Minutes and other virtual programs.    

Town Talk: Ann Kloeckner-Legal Aid Works

Ann Kloeckner with Legal Aid Works talks about changes:  with unemployment insurance and the courts.  Also, paying your bills.  How to handle your mortgage or rent if you’ve lost your job or suddenly have significantly […]

Town Talk: Rappahannock YMCA

Barney Riley and Naomie Murdoch with the Rappahannock YMCA talk about the Y during the pandemic. Even in troubled times the Y continued to do what they do best–help the community.  Also a discussion on […]

Town Talk-Dr. Donald Stern/Rappahannock Area Health District

Rappahannock Area Health District Acting Director Dr. Donald Stern talks about what needs to happen to get schools reopened in August.  We also talk about why we need to wear masks.

Town Talk: Dr. Scott Baker/Spotsylvania Schools

Spotsylvania School Superintendent Dr. Scott Baker talks about work taking place to get school ready this fall–in whatever shape that may be.  A discussion on the challenges and opportunities.

Town Talk/April & Keith Peterson/River Rock Outfitter

During the pandemic, people are looking for outdoor options.  We talk about what you can do around here with Keith and April Peterson with River Rock Outfitter.    riverrockoutfitter.com

Town Talk: Patrick Ahearn/Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

Patrick Ahearn with the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts.  Closed since the pandemic, we get an update on reopening and some of the changes that will be made.

Town Talk: Germanna Community College

Germanna Community College: A bunch of topics.  Enrollment up.   Online this fall.  50th anniversary.  The Todd Academy.  Helping students stay in school.    Guests include Germanna President Dr. Janet Gullickson and Special Assistant to the […]

Town Talk: Dr. Donald Stern

Rappahannock Area Health District Acting Director Dr. Donald Stern with a COVID-19 update and what do to about schools.  

Darcie Caswell: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Central Rappahannock Regional Library Youth Services Coordinator Darcie Caswell with an update on everything from summer reading to 3D Printing PPE.  

Town Talk: Legal Aid Works

Ann Kloeckner with Legal Aid Works talks about evictions, prioritizing bills when money is short, and changes in who receives unemployment benefits.   legalaidworks.org