Charlottesville Tomorrow reflects on the physical, mental and policy reverberations of Aug. 12 with Soundboard host Mary Garner McGehee. Plus Soundboard discusses how rehabbing homes can be a powerful tool in repelling the forces of gentrification with Jennifer Jacobs. She’s the executive director of the Albemarle Home Improvement Program. Tune in for this and to hear about a potential policy package that could reduce Virginia’s homicides by 36%.
Emily Hays grew up in Charlottesville and graduated from Yale in 2016. She covered growth, development, and affordable living. Before writing for Charlottesville Tomorrow, she produced a podcast on education and caste in Maharashtra, India.
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