An Evening with David Sedaris

Learn more about the comedian and bestselling author's upcoming appearance in Charlottesville.

Marguerite Gallorini

If you build it, they will come. That’s the bet Shenandoah National Park is making with a new, fuel-efficient, addition to its ranks.  WMRA’s Jordy Yager takes a look at the Park’s more climate friendly future.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler gets us caught up on the damning report citing mismanagement and possible criminal malfeasance at Rockbridge Social Services, and a resulting special grand jury investigation.... In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, we hear again some of the sounds that sound artist Dianne Ballon is collecting at Shenandoah National Park, near Skyline Drive.... and, a chocolatey episode of The Spark!

On this episode of The Spark: Harrisonburg’s Brad Burrow’s business adventures in the world of fair trade chocolate.

The Moon - Our Constant Companion

Aug 26, 2016
Wikipedia Creative Commmons

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we look at the origins of the Moon.

Jessie Knadler

A report this summer revealed deep problems at the Rockbridge Department of Social Services – problems so deep they may have contributed to the death of at least one child, and allegations of mismanagement and improper document shredding go back years.  WMRA’s Jessie Knadler reports.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini brings us a few voices from her tiny hometown of Saint-Loup, France, a microcosm of the global refugee crisis.... Jordy Yager brings us the sounds of sound-reporting, with sound artist-in-residence at Shenandoah National Park Dianne Ballon (it's kind of "meta," isn't it?).  Plus, this week's installments of The Spark and Our Island Universe!

An Operatic Life

Aug 19, 2016
Jeff Busby

On this episode of The Spark: Australian-born Miriam Gordon-Stewart, who sang all over the world before moving to Charlottesville to co-found Victory Hall Opera.

Jordy Yager

When most of us think of an artist in residence, we think of painters, potters, or maybe even poets. But what about an artist whose medium is sound? Well, that perked the ears of WMRA’s Jordy Yager, who has this report.

7 Days

Aug 19, 2016

In this episode of Our Island Universe, why are there 7 days in the week?

Marguerite Gallorini

Most of us learn about the global refugee crisis through news coverage rather than personal experience.  WMRA has been telling the stories of many refugees who have settled in Virginia. But what is the refugee experience in quieter parts of the world, far from the global media's attention? WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini takes us to her rural hometown in the east of France, called Saint-Loup.

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Mountain Stage Live at the JMU Forbes Center

Coming up in September, WMRA is partnering with the Forbes Center to bring Mountain Stage live to the Valley

Season 2 Begins September 6

Come see Pullitzer Prize winning Historian Alan Taylor discuss, "American Revolutions: A Continental History, 1750-1804.".