ICTV with Coy Barefoot


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Sunday, September 15, 2013.



1. Bill Bolling, Lieutenant Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and founder of the Virginia Mainstream Project. He considers the ongoing gift scandal confronting Governor Bob McDonnell and GOP Candidate for Governor, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and makes the case for ethics reform in Virginia. He also looks at the 2013 statewide campaigns and considers the future of the GOP in Virginia. (00:00) In a second segment, he explores the funding challenges facings colleges and universities in the Commonwealth. (8:25).


2. Herman Schwartz, Professor in the Department of Politics at the University of Virginia. Herman reacts to a recent Washington Post report that “A University of Virginia panel has proposed that the institution break many of its ties with the state government and operate more like a private school. Such an arrangement — which would need state lawmakers’ approval and likely would meet opposition — would allow Virginia’s flagship public school the freedom to more easily increase tuition and accept more top-tier students from across the country and the world. Although it could increase U-Va.’s prestige and shore up its finances, such a move could also make it more difficult for in-state students to win admission and could significantly raise their tuition.”