Courtesy of Chloe Bertholon

During her summer internship at WMRA Marguerite Gallorini, who is from France, has been exploring the differences, and similarities, between the ways that Americans and the French approach today’s world.  In the last few weeks, that’s included the global refugee crisis, and how we view work and vacation time.  Today, Marguerite has some insight on how the American presidential election campaign is being viewed from the French perspective.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Sefe Emokpae has a review of two related exhibits at UVa's Special Collections Library, one of which, Shakespeare's First Folio, is only on display until this last week of October... Jordy Yager attended last week's planning commission meeting in Buckingham County, dominated by opponents of a proposed compressor station there... and, Jessie Knadler takes an in-depth look at how Mary Baldwin is changing, growing, and adapting to survive in the 21st century... and, we top it off with this week's Our Island Universe!

On this episode of The Spark: Charlotte Matthew’s talks about her third collection of poems, Whistle What Can’t Be Said

The New Race to the Moon

Oct 21, 2016
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On this episode of Our Island Universe: How the Google Lunar X Prize is spurring on new interest and competition to get to the moon.

Jessie Knadler

In part two of our series about the changing face of single-sex education, WMRA's Jessie Knadler explores what Mary Baldwin University is doing, in addition to pushing for greater racial and ethnic diversity, to stay relevant and competitive in an increasingly co-ed world.

Courtesy Mary Baldwin University

Mary Baldwin College officially changed its name to Mary Baldwin University at the end of August, an event that also kicked off a yearlong celebration of the traditional women’s college 175th anniversary.  With so much history behind them, combined with the attempted closing in 2015 of fellow women’s school Sweet Briar, the name change reflects a drive to stay competitive in an increasingly co-ed world. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler went to Staunton to find out why this women’s college still matters.

Courtesy of Marion Kanour

At last month’s planning commission meeting in Buckingham County, so many people signed up to speak about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline that a second meeting was created just to continue the public comments. WMRA’s Jordy Yager was there.

Sefe Emokpae

If you haven’t made it out to see it already, William Shakespeare’s First Folio will be on display at the University of Virginia until the end of this month. WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae tells us more about why the book is at Thomas Jefferson’s university and what makes it such a big deal.

Sefe Emokpae

Today is the deadline to register to vote in Virginia. WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae caught up with the local registrar in the City of Charlottesville and has more on what you need to know.

On this week's Second Look Bob Leweke talks with the two candidates for the open 5th District congressional seat in Virginia, Republican Tom Garrett and Democrat Jane Dittmar.... we also get a report on stalled legislation in Congress to reform the nation's criminal justice system.... and, Our Island Universe!


Tuesday, November 1st at 7pm at Pale Fire Brewing Co.

Come see author and political reporter Chuck McCutcheon share stories and insights into the jargon, slang and bluster of our American politics.

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