Chesapeake Bay Impact Crater

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On this episode of Our Island Universe: How a meteor 35 million years ago created the Chesapeake Bay.

Jessie Knadler

A long awaited report looking into Rockbridge area Department of Social Services was released this month. In it, a special grand jury uncovered “highly disturbing” practices may have played a role in the deaths and abuse of local children. But the report concluded there wasn’t enough evidence to establish probable cause to bring criminal charges. Some residents – including at least one DSS board member -- are left wondering, how? WMRA’s Jessie Knadler reports.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager tags along with one of the thousands of postal carriers across the country who collect food donations once a year to help "Stamp Out Hunger".... he also has reports on the fight over Confederate monuments and park names in Charlottesville.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports on the case of one undocumented immigrant in Harrisonburg, now in detention and under threat of deportation.... and, he introduces us to the first recipient of a master's degree in restorative justice at EMU.... and, Marguerite Gallorini met three UVa business students who have invented an app they say can revolutionize how medical professionals communicate.  Plus, Virginia politics!

Ocean Worlds

May 18, 2017

On this episode of Our Island Universe: The evidence of life on another world may be closer than you think.

Jordy Yager

Who visits almost every home, no matter how rich or poor, and is tapped into communities on a ground level? WMRA’s Jordy Yager takes a look at how postal workers are helping to fight hunger.

Courtesy of Jennifer Murch

On Monday more than 75 people in Harrisonburg rallied outside the Department of Homeland Security office on Neff Avenue against a pending deportation. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Jordy Yager

Charlottesville City Council on Monday moved a step closer to renaming two downtown parks currently named for Robert E. Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson.  WMRA's Jordy Yager reports.

Jordy Yager

Three people were arrested Sunday night after a mostly peaceful protest in downtown Charlottesville turned momentarily violent, spilling out into the streets.  WMRA's Jordy Yager reports.

Lucy the White Dwarf

May 11, 2017
NASA, ESA, H. Bond (STScI), and M. Barstow (University of Leicester)

On this episode of Our Island Universe: The ultimate fate of our sun.

Invisibilia - Season 3

May 5, 2017

The third season of Invisibilia debuts on WMRA Sunday, June  4th at 10pm. For their third season, co-hosts Alix Spiegel and Hanna Rosin probe a radically new way of looking at some fundamental questions: Where do emotions come from? Can racism be cured? How is it that two people can look out the window at the exact same thing and see something completely different? This is a 4 episode season and will run each Sunday night at 10pm and Wednesday at 8pm.


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