Town Talk w/Ted Schubel Podcast



Heard every weekday morning from 8-9am on NewsTalk 1230, WFVA, host Ted Schubel talks with Fredericksburg, Virginia, area leaders about events and issues affecting the region.


Town Talk REcent Episodes

Town Talk: Special Olympics Virginia

Special Olympics Virginia President Rick Jeffrey, Stafford Sheriff David Decatur and Deputy Samantha Witt preview the virtual 2021 Polar Plunge.     Info here  

Town Talk: Great Lives lecture series at UMW

University of Mary Washington professor Bill Crawley previews the 2021 annual lecture series Great Lives. The biographical approach to history and culture is all virtual this year.      Info on the series:      

Town Talk: Rappahannock Area Health District

Rappahannock Area Health District Incident Commander Joe Saitta and COVID Data Analyst Mashael Mahmud talk about the vaccine and recent number trends in the region.  

Town Talk: Ian Ollis/FAMPO

Getting around.   Fredericksburg Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Administrator Ian Ollis talks about the 2050 Long Range Transportation Plan.  Also, upgrades to VRE and the downtown train station  

Town Talk: Empowerhouse Empty Bowl

Kathy Anderson and Kathy Harrigan preview the Empty Bowl. The annual fundraiser is a drive-thru event on January 31st.  Details at  

Town Talk: Delegate Bobby Orrock (R-54)

Caroline Delegate Bobby Orrock talks about the upcoming virtual House of Delegates session and his concerns about fairness and open government.  

Town Talk: Scott Harris/UMW Museums

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris talks about the challenges facing museums in this time of COVID-19.    Virtual events planned in the coming months for Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and

Town Talk: Spotsylvania Delegate Mark Cole (R-88)

Spotsylvania Delegate Mark Cole is the former chairman of the Privileges and Election Committee.  He talks about reasonable election reforms and why he thinks mail-in voting opens the door the fraud.   Also, governing in a pandemic and

Town Talk: Delegate Josh Cole

Stafford Delegate Josh Cole (D-28) previews the 2021 General Assembly session that will be all virtual for the House of Delegates.  Topics included:  education, more money for mental health, legalizing marijuana and improving Brooke Road.  

Town Talk: City Councilman Matt Kelly

Fredericksburg Councilman Matt Kelly reflects on 2020:  The economic impact on COVID-19 and protests.  He looks ahead to challenges to transportation and schools.