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VPM Daily Newscast: Dec. 19, 2022

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The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.

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Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Dec . 19, 2022:   

"Hold your head up": A conversation with Joanna Keller
Reported by WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi

Amidst the current political focus on transgender kids, WMRA's Randi B. Hagi sat down with two adult community leaders and asked them to reflect on their gender journeys. This is the second of those two conversations. Joanna Keller is retired now, but busy as ever. Among many other civic engagements, she's the chair of the Virginia LGBTQ+ Advisory Board that was established by former-Gov. Ralph Northam.

In other news:  

What is a firehouse primary? (VPM News)

Blue Bee Cider site in Scott’s Addition sells for nearly $3M (Richmond BizSense)

Catching up with the Greek matriarch and longstanding chef and co-owner of Stella’s (Richmond magazine)

In case you missed it:  

Jefferson, Hemings descendant reclaims family legacy (VPM News)

Kathy Garrett-Cox named new curator and director of historical resources and collections at Maymont (Style Weekly)

[UVA] finance committee approves housing, dining and graduate tuition increases (The Cavalier Daily) 

VPM News is the staff byline for articles and podcasts written and produced by multiple reporters and editors.