*F*A*S*H*I*O*N*, Jefferson’s birthday, and GOP redistricting challenge. Credit: WTJU

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This week on WTJU’s Soundboard, Billy, Ali, Norah, and Elliott discuss race and legacy in Charlottesville and Albemarle.

Billy describes public support of former county superintendent Paul H. Cale, who has been accused of opposing integration, at a meeting about whether to rename Cale Elementary School. Norah and Ali describe different city and county processes about whether to continue observing Thomas Jefferson’s birthday as a holiday for government staff.

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Elliott Robinson

Elliott Robinson has spent nearly 15 years in journalism and joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as its news editor in August 2018 through 2021. He is a graduate of Christopher Newport University.

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Billy Jean Louis

Billy Jean Louis joined Charlottesville Tomorrow as its education reporter in April 2019 and is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Jean Louis speaks English, Haitian Creole and French.

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Ali Sullivan

Ali Sullivan is a graduate of the University of Virginia. She received a B.A. in Media Studies and Government in 2020.