On this week's Second Look, stories about Shenandoah National Park.  Park officials and visitors celebrated the National Park Service's 100th anniversary this year, but firefighters also had to battle the second-largest blaze in the park's history in April.  We also talk to one author, an avid hiker and lover of the park, who in her explorations discovered the park's troubled history.  WMRA's Jordy Yager and Christopher Clymer Kurtz tell this week's stories.

On this episode of The Spark: Rita Dove, former U.S. Poet Laureate and WMRA's December Books & Brews author, discusses her life, poetry and the sound of language.

Recently, The Staunton Downtown Development Association and the Staunton Creative Community Fund received grants to pursue the creation of a single location designed to help foster entrepreneurial ideas and the creation of new businesses in downtown Staunton.

Star of Bethlehem

Dec 2, 2016
Wikipedia Creative Commmons

On this episode of Our Island Universe: Was there really a star of Bethlehem and if so, can we identify it?

On this episode of The Spark: “Five Things the Church Can Learn from Women’s Roller Derby” is a Kelly Figueroa-Ray  essay for the Huffington Post.  Religion-blogger Kelly Figueroa-Ray has a divinity degree from Wesley and also actually does do roller derby --under the rinkname Bible ThumpHer.

Small Business Saturday

Nov 25, 2016

In honor of Small Business Saturday, WMRA would like to thank the following businesses for their ongoing support.

Climate Change

Nov 25, 2016
NASA - Vostok ice core data/J.R. Petit et al.; NOAA Mauna Loa CO2 record.

On this episode of Our Island Universe: Looking beyond the Climate Change debate and seeing the science for what it is.

Jessie Knadler

WMRA's Jessie Knadler attended Tuesday's rally of poultry workers, and filed this report.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

Eastern Mennonite University has just begun offering an engineering degree -- but students are already making connections with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- better known as NASA. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente peers behind the screen to find out what makes the annual Super Gr8 Film Festival in Harrisonburg so special.... Jessie Knadler gets the view behind the Valley's poultry industry, on the sometimes dangerous line of a processing plant all geared up to churn out Thanksgiving turkeys.... and, this week's episodes of The Spark and Our Island Universe.

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Tuesday, December 6th at 7pm at Pale Fire Brewing Co.

WMRA and the Furious Flower Poetry Center, are pleased to present author, playwright and poet Rita Dove.

Blues Valley Art Show

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 5-7pm - WMRA is hosting a Blues Valley Art Show featuring 30 years of Blues photography by Greg Versen.

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