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.
Friends and family are remembering a 25-year old Harrisonburg man who was part of a medical mission team killed in Afganistan…but as Charles Fishburne reports, the Christian charity said yesterday it has no plans to leave the country, despite the murder of ten of its members.
The downturn in the economy may be resulting in more violence against health care professionals in general and nurses in particular. And as Charles Fishburne reports, Virginia nurses are looking for ways to defuse a potentially dangerous trend.
A new report from the Virginia Institute of Marine Science estimates the Deep Horizon Gulf oil spill will cost Virginia’s oyster industry almost 12 million dollars a year in direct economic loss. As Charles Fishburne reports, it comes at a critical time in the industry’s efforts to rebuild.
Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced yesterday 100 billion dollars in cuts to the defense budget, including a major command center in Norfolk. But Charles Fishburne reports it's not a done deal, and Virginia’s Congressional delegation is allied to fight it.
Dupont has announced it will spend 20 million dollars to build a pilot plant in Chesterfield, to produce materials to make better batteries for tomorrow’s electric cars. Charles Fishburne has more in this WCVE Science Matters report.
Government forecasters say record high temperatures in the Atlantic will keep this season on track to be the busiest since 2005, and as Charles Fishburne reports, Virginia’s Office of Emergency Preparedness says this is a good time to get ready.