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VPM Daily Newscast: April 22, 2022

VPM's daily newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before so you can wake up prepared.    

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Friday, April 22, 2022  
What’s the state of litter in Virginia?  
Reported by VPM News' Ian Stewart  
According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, the state spends  millions of dollars each year trying to encourage Virginians not to be litter bugs: through ads and highway trash removal programs. But some advocates aren’t convinced that’s doing enough to combat the waste.  

Virginia’s pandemic rent relief program will close for applicants next month  
Reported by VPM News' Meg Schiffres 
As of May 15, the Virginia Rent Relief Program will no longer accept new applications from community members in need of financial assistance. The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development is closing the website where people can apply for aid due to a surge in applications. Agency officials say they’re worried those requests could exceed the federal funding that’s currently available. So far, the program has distributed more than $713 million to nearly 105,000 households.  

Moton Museum marks 71 st anniversary of school walk out with panel discussion 
Reported by VPM News' Megan Pauly  
This Saturday marks the 71st anniversary of the historic student walkout in Prince Edward County that eventually became part of the Brown v. Board of Education case. A public panel discussion at Farmville’s Moton Museum Saturday at 4 p.m. will discuss what the past can teach us about the state of schools today.  

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