The Richmond Times Dispatch

  • Discussing the Legacy of Confederate Monuments in Richmond and Beyond with Michael Paul Williams

    Air Dates: January 10-16, 2022 Most Americans want to believe that the United States of America as a bastion of liberal democracy.  But Michael Paul Williams is a columnist whose work exposes the illiberal elements in American society, including white supremacy, banning books, and vigilantism. Michael Paul Williams is a native of Richmond and longtime columnist at the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Williams joined The Times Dispatch in 1982 and covered … Read More

  • Michael Paul Williams Named 2021 Recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square

    NEWPORT, R.I.—Michael Paul Williams, a long-time columnist for The Richmond Times Dispatch, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Pell Center Prize for Story in the Public Square.  Awarded since 2013, the prize honors storytellers whose work has a meaningful, positive impact on the public dialogue. Williams joined The Times Dispatch in 1982 and covered local government for a decade before becoming a columnist for the paper a decade … Read More