: News

Filed Under:

Private Charity To Pick Up Slack In Virginia

Play associated audio

By Michael Pope

On his way to the Virginia governor's mansion this weekend, Governor-elect Bob McDonnell is engaged in what he calls a week of service.

His most recent stop was at a homeless shelter in Alexandria. City leaders say there's plenty the state could be doing, starting with funding. But money is tight, and lawmakers say they are concerned about those who are most in need falling through the cracks.

McDonnell says private charities such as this one are going to have to pick up the slack.

WAMU 88.5

Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

Leave a Comment

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