Gene Marrano

Jim Sears file photo

Jim Sears
file photo

Jim Sears likes the idea floated by Vice-Mayor Dave Trinkle and businessman David Wine: create a city-backed endowment fund that would generate funds to support local cultural institutions – like Center in the Square. WFIR’s Gene Marrano has more with Center’s president and general manager:

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Click below for Gene’s Marrano’s extended conversation with Jim Sears, President and G.M. at Center in the Square:

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Roanoke-PoliceOne of the issues causing tension in Ferguson, Missouri is a police force that does not reflect the diversity of that city’s population. In Roanoke City having a more diverse force is still a work in progess.WFIR’s Gene Marrano has the story:

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Click here for an extended conversation with Roanoke City police captain Rick Morrison on recruiting for      diversity:

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