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: Spotsy Schools/Purposity

Spotsylvania Schools social workers Michelle Patton Swisher and Lisa Dolan talk about the Purposity app.  It helps connect the community with the physical needs of people.    

Town Talk: Downtown Greens

Janet Douberly and Sarah Perry with an introduction to the Community Greenspace downtown.  

Town Talk: Rappahannock Area YMCA

Schericka Twyner with the Caroline Y and Alicia Kindred with the Spotsylvania Y talk about hiring for the summer and fall when school resumes.  Preview of Healthy Kids Day and an update on the expansion of the

Town Talk: Mary Washington Healthcare

Vaccine/COVID update:  Mary Washington Healthcare Senior Medical Director Dr. Stephen Mandell talks about the current status of vaccines and COVID.  Why are numbers on the rise?  Are vaccines safe?  Can I stop wearing a mask and start

Town Talk: Ann Kloeckner/Legal Aid Works

Legal Aid Works Executive Director Ann Kloeckner talks about the American Rescue Plan (and how to get your stimulus check), tax changes and the status of rent and mortgage payments during the pandemic.  

Town Talk: Rappahannock Area Health District

Madison Eberhart and Allison Balmes-John with an update on COVID numbers and the move into Phase 2 of vaccinations in the region.  It’s also National Public Health Week.   We talk about all various responsibilities of the local

Tracy McPeck: Central Rappahannock Regional Library

Tracy McPeck, the Adult Services Coordinator with the Central Rappahannock Regional Library,  with an update on Library Express and Curbside Pickup, Idea Space–Tech on the Go, the Year round Reading Challenge and various youth and adult services

Town Talk: Spotsylvania Supervisor Chris Yakabouski

Spotsylvania Supervisor Chris Yakabouski talks about the upcoming county budget, the need to plan, the Crucible vote, the V-A tax clinic and the trash stickers required by May 1st.

Town Talk: Scott Harris/UMW Museums

University of Mary Washington Museums Executive Director Scott Harris talks about upcoming programs at the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont and the James Monroe Museum downtown.  Also a discussion on post-COVID at museums.  

Town Talk: City Councilman Matt Kelly

Fredericksburg Councilman Matt Kelly talks about results from a survey he distributed on the next steps after the protests.   Discussion on the city budget and tough choices, construction of a new school, and moving city elections to