Jason Barr

Freelance Reporter

Jason Barr is a long-time resident of the Valley.  His academic work has appeared in The Explicator, African American Review, and The Journal of Carribean Literatures.  His first book, The Kaiju Film, was released in 2016 by McFarland Press.  He is currently a composition and literature teacher at Blue Ridge Community College.

Jason Barr

Virginia lawmakers voted Wednesday [April 2] to hike gas taxes in some parts of the state to improve Interstate 81.  Earlier this year, trucking groups helped scuttle a proposal for truck tolls to pay for improvements to the interstate.  WMRA’s Jason Barr reports on all this from a trucker’s perspective.