: News

Filed Under:

Governor-Elect Of Virginia Visits Alexandria Homeless Shelter

Play associated audio

As he prepares for his inauguration this weekend, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell is making stops across Virginia.

His only stop in northern Virginia was at a homeless shelter in Alexandria known as the Carpenter's Shelter.

City leaders say the the demand for services to homeless families has grown since the economic downturn. But the state is cash-strapped, and McDonnell wouldn't commit to more funding for the homeless after he is sworn in on Saturday.

Michael Pope reports...

NPR

A Compelling Plot Gives Way To Farce In Franzen's Purity

The new novel reveals sharp observations and a great, sprawling story. But critic Roxane Gay says the book gets bogged down with absurdly-drawn characters and misfired critiques of modern life.
NPR

Huge Fish Farm Planned Near San Diego Aims To Fix Seafood Imbalance

The aquaculture project would be the same size as New York's Central Park and produce 11 million pounds of yellowtail and sea bass each year. But some people see it as an aquatic "factory farm."
NPR

CNN Just Found A Way To Get Carly Fiorina Onto The Debate Stage

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO had been fighting CNN's criteria for the September presidential candidates debate. Now, she might get her way and make it into the network's main event.
NPR

How Startups Are Using Tech To Mitigate Workplace Bias

The idea that everyone makes automatic, subconscious associations about people is not new. But now some companies are trying to reduce the impact of such biases in the workplace.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.