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.

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.