Christopher Correa

Producer / Host

Christopher Correa is a part-time producer and substitute host for WMRA and serves as the full-time host for WEMC.

Should a School Resource Officer handle a mental health crisis? Are new coal ash rules good for the Chesapeake Bay? Can diet prevent autism? What kind of debate can we expect in Kaine vs Stewart?  

White supremacist Cantwell is too chatty for prosecutors.  Manufactured homes: an affordable option, but legal protections are weak.  Manafort’s lawyers want fewer liberals in the jury pool.  A Virginia congressman warns that the navy is undersourced and overstretched.

The Attorney General goes after fox pens. The legislature moves to protect Virginians from surprise medical bills. UVA finds low confidence in elections. Construction is underway to commemorate historic but unsung women of Virginia.

Republicans focus on mental health for school safety.  Overdoses surge in Harrisonburg.  Charlottesville renames two parks – again.

The AG wants an abortion lawsuit tossed.  The state wants you to raise bees.  Virginia Tech freshman are more diverse than ever.  The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center draws intense scrutiny.

Kessler discourages armed rallies.  Invading plant causes major burns.  Medicaid doctors are abundant…or are they?  The state is flush, with help from the lottery, but what about schools?  Virginia folk culture: preserved and on display at Highland.

The Virginia House looks for school safety solutions.  The lottery wins big.  ICE wants to  hurry up in Bowling Green.  Senator Warner wants answers on SVJC.

It’s getting harder to eavesdrop on the police. A donation gets confederate leaders off three schools. DEQ dings Mountain Valley. Virginia Tech commemorates a fallen graduate.

A phone scam tries to scare you into paying up.  The Klan is recruiting in the north.  Kids get access to meals this summer.  A Charlottesville car dealer goes solar.

A helicopter crashes in Williamsburg.  The victim of a holiday accident is found.  History gets preserved. A local lynching victim is the focus of a pilgrimage.

A Charlottesville judge raises the stakes for city councilors in a statue  lawsuit....State Republicans debate whether to cross the aisle for immigration reform....School leaders take advantage of federal money to secure lunch for poor students.

Virginia defends the Affordable Care Act while Washington refuses....The state’s women veterans gather to discuss their issues....Mark Warner’s opioid bills advance in the Senate.

A Kessler encounter prompts a change in policy at UVA.  The state urges residents to start preparing for hurricanes.  A UVA student’s death leads to an international lawsuit.

A House committee to make Virginia schools safer gets underway.  State attorneys lobby the Supreme Court over uranium. Families living with autism have a cruise ship designed just for them.

Governor Northam looks for the state’s most sensitive land to protect.  Political money rushes into Virginia from around the country.  The state senate tackles the budget.  And Harrisonburg turns kids  onto fruits and veggies.

An infant’s death leads to a lawsuit against Rockbridge County.  A  new resource for child mental health opens its doors.  Virginia politicians use committee assignments to attract donors.  And a Virginia congressman aims to shake up the music business.

A lobbyist for Charlottesville strikes out in Richmond.  Pipeline developers try again in court to oust tree sitters.  Today honors a civil rights activist who fought for equal resources in Virginia schools.

An Arlington hospital tries to turn back a crisis in c-section births.  Girls in Charlottesville spend spring break focused on health and wellbeing.  CNN’s White House Correspondent and JMU grad Jim Acosta speaks on campus for real news and a free press.

Some big businesses want bigger trucks on Virginia roads.  A compromise is on the table for changing what counts as a felony.  Lawmakers debate whether police can learn the immigration status of a witness.  A political donor tries to entice candidates to take his money instead of Dominion’s, and advocates push the limits of medical marijuana in Virginia.

Lawmakers move to protect student information, limit some suspensions, and ensure children won’t be shamed in the lunch line.  Also, coal ash ponds stay open for now, and community-wide conversations on racism begin in Charlottesville.

The fiscal effect of making Medicaid recipients work for their coverage.  Adjusting prosecutor’s options for dealing with underage sexting.  New limits on drones.  A gerrymandering solution.  Confronting a troubled past and honoring pioneers at UVa.

While consensus grows on lifting a utilities rate freeze, lawmakers and activists differ on the details. Middle and high school students would learn about boundaries and privacy under a new bill.  The governor and house speaker team up to reduce regulations.  NPR’s TV critic Eric Deggans talks about how media divides us.

Assembly members take on the opioid epidemic.  Paid Family leave struggles in Richmond.  Lawmakers debate whether court fees should keep you from driving but leave women’s advocates hanging.  Kessler’s attackers are sentenced.  Dominion estimates the cost of upgrades.

Lawmakers in Richmond negotiate terms for expanding Medicaid while one legislator proposes an alternative.  The Mountain Valley Pipe Line is put on hold over compensating landowners.  Virginia signs on to a letter protesting offshore drilling.  Charlottesville finally begins forming its first Citizens Police Review Board.

Lawmakers in Richmond consider Internet restrictions.  Dozens of environmental bills meet their end in the Assembly, while a gun rights bill stays alive…for now.  Confederate Monuments win protection and sexual harassment training for legislators gets hung up.