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Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce

 (Oct 13, 2021) Catherine Read talks with Jennifer Rose, Executive Director of the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce (CFCC), which is based in Fairfax City, VA. The Chamber provides support through programming, events, education, professional networks, and community involvement. The CFCC was founded in 1958 and Jennifer has been the Executive Director since 2018….

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Glebe View in Fairfax City VA – Affordable Housing

 (Oct 4, 2021) Catherine Read talks with Andy Blomme, a member of the Fairfax Presbyterian Church, about the housing project known as Glebe View. Their church decided to provide a 99-year land lease for constructing ten townhouses on their parking lot to meet the needs of low-income families. Their initial Request for Proposals (RFP)…

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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

 (Sep 29, 2021) Catherine Read talks with Harmonie Taddeo, Executive Director of Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). This non-profit was founded in 1987 with volunteers from 12 churches that saw the community’s need for coordinated aid. Their first pantry was located at the Centreville-based Keener Insurance Agency. Charles Keener, a member of the Rotary…

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Wesley Housing with Shelley Murphy

(Sept 2, 2020) Catherine Read talks with Shelley Murphy, CEO of Wesley Housing. For over 40 years, Wesley Housing has been building and renovating properties to provide housing for low-income and at-risk families. Based in Alexandria, VA, they have projects throughout the Northern Virginia/DC region. Shelley has led the organization since 2007. The Housing Association…

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The Lamb Center – Fairfax City

 (Oct 21, 2019) Catherine Read talks with members of The Lamb Center‘s operations staff. Located in Fairfax City, they provide support services for those unhoused in the community or who struggle to afford basic services like hot meals, laundry services, a place to shower, a clothing closet, a nurse, and dental services. There are…

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Faithful Servant Awards on Your Need to Know

(October 2, 2019) Catherine Read sits down with Bishop Kofi Adonteng Boateng of Divine World International Ministries to discuss the Faithful Servant Awards that will be given out at a special ceremony on October 26th at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. In addition to his full time job of being an ordained minister,…

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Laura Jane Cohen on Your Need to Know

(September 11, 2019) Catherine Read interviews Laura Jane Cohen, candidate for the Fairfax County School Board in the Springfield district. Cohen is a former FCPS teacher, parent of two FCPS students, and former PTA president. This November Virginians will head to the voting booth to elect almost all of our local officials across the commonwealth,…

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Trio 111 – Jake Sizemore

(Sep 9, 2019) A special edition of Inside Scoop featuring the band Trio 111: Jake Sizemore, Kevin Bull, and Shane Woldow. Trio 111 performs 4 original songs. In between performances, Catherine Read talks with Jake’s parents, Rachna Sizemore Heizer and Craig Heizer, about the role his autism diagnosis has played in the development of his…

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Elaine Tholen on Your Need To Know

(September 4, 2019) Catherine Read sits down with Elaine Tholen, Director of the Northern Virginia Soil and Water Conservation District and candidate for FCPS School Board. Soil and water conservations districts were established after the dust bowl by the US Department of Agriculture to create local teams of people working on the ground with private…

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Delegate Kathleen Murphy on Your Need to Know

(August 28, 2019) Catherine Read interviews Delegate Kathleen Murphy (D-34) about her reelection campaign for the Virginia House of Delegates. Murphy was elected to the House in a special election in 2015, succeeding Barbara Comstock. The 34th District encompasses McLean, Great Falls, parts of Vienna and stretches into northern Loudoun County. All 140 seats in…

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She Rocks the World on Your Need to Know

August 21, 2019)   Catherine Read interviews several student ambassadors from the nonprofit organization She Rocks the World. This all-female, student-led organization aims to empower teenage girls to fearlessly use their own voice in order to live their biggest lives. In the first segment Catherine speaks with Devina Bawa and Ashwathi Mathai.  They provide a clear…

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AARP Veterans Outreach on Your Need to Know

(August 7, 2019) Catherine Read sits down with Michael D’Ostilio and Donna Newman-Robinson, ambassadors for the Veterans Outreach program for AARP. In the first segment of the show D’Ostilio talks about how the outreach program can assist veterans in finding the resources they need as they age. He points out that Virginia has a large…

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