TEDx Charlottesville is back for its 8th edition this year, and promises a full day of inspiring talks Friday, Nov. 3 at the Paramount Theater. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini has this preview.

Leading up to Election Day next Tuesday, this week we’re talking with all three candidates for governor.  We continue that today with Cliff Hyra, the Libertarian nominee, who recently joined Bob Leweke in our studio in Harrisonburg.

Our coverage of elections in Virginia continues with Bob Leweke's interviews with all three candidates for governor.  We begin with Dr. Ralph Northam, the current lieutenant governor, and the Democratic nominee for governor.

Zaakir Tameez

Over the summer, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an Executive Directive setting up a Millennial Civic Engagement Task Force. Its goal: get millennials more engaged throughout the Commonwealth. The Task Force held a summit last Friday in Richmond, and WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini talked to one of the participants.

All 100 seats in the House of Delegates are up for grabs in this election. Will voters in the predominately rural 20th and 24th House Districts double down on Trumpism or reject his policies?  WMRA's Jessie Knadler takes a look at what’s happening in the House races there.

Bell and Squire campaigns

While Virginia overall favored Hillary Clinton by five points in last year’s election, voters in the 58th Virginia House District favored Donald Trump by almost 20 points.  Republican Rob Bell is running for his ninth consecutive term in the district, which includes parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Rockingham, and Greene Counties. In most of his races, Bell’s won with comfortable majorities. In fact, most years, he’s run unopposed. But not this year. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has the next installment in our series of candidate profiles.

Focusing SETI

Oct 26, 2017
Wikipedia Commons

On this episode of Our Island Universe: How SETI is changing the way we search for intelligent life in the Universe.

Six Charlottesville city council candidates gave their final pitches to voters on Wednesday night at the African American Heritage Center in preparation for Election Day on November 7th. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has more.

Images courtesy of candidates’ Facebook account

On Tuesday, November 7, when voters in Virginia House of Delegates districts 25 and 26 head to the polls they will have choices. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz spoke with both Republican incumbents and both Democrat challengers, and has these profiles of each.

Jordy Yager

The Slave Dwelling Project recently held its largest ever event at the University of Virginia to commemorate the hundreds of enslaved men, women and children who built and ran the school in the 19th century. Nearly three dozen panels saw more than 100 speakers over the three days. But at the center was an outdoor sleepover in near freezing temperatures, where the enslaved would have slept.

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