Courtesy of Nancy Sorrells

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline is undergoing regulatory review.  Anti-pipeline and environmental groups are not satisfied with a recent report -- called a Draft Environmental Impact Statement, or DEIS -- from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, (FERC). WMRA’s Jessie Knadler reports.

One day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the largest protest against a new president took place in Washington, D.C., and in cities around the world. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler caught up with a few locals who helped spearhead efforts to get people from our area to the Women's March on Washington, and she also was in Washington, for this report on the massive protest in the nation’s capitol.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Miranda Bennett talks with a few Charlottesville residents looking for wisdom in the writings of James Baldwin.... Jordy Yager takes us to Lexington for two diametrically opposed parades, one celebrating Lee-Jackson Day, the other the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.... We learn from Virginia Public Radio about the "ghost crab pots" threatening species in the Chesapeake Bay.... Plus, we've got a round-up of news from the General Assembly.... And, Our Island Universe, too!

NPR is live blogging today’s Inauguration events, including reports from across Washington D.C. and elsewhere.

Beyond the Climate Change Debate

Jan 19, 2017
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.

Jordy Yager

William Faulkner famously wrote that ‘The past is never dead. It's not even past.’  And nowhere is that more evident than in Lexington, Virginia.  A tale of two cities played out there this past weekend, as rival groups took to the streets to celebrate two very different holidays: Lee-Jackson Day, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has the story.

Miranda Bennett

At this time of great political change and uncertainty, some Charlottesville residents are looking to history for direction. Their guide is the writer James Baldwin, as WMRA’s Miranda Bennett reports.

On this week's Second Look, Jordy Yager explores the reasons behind the huge housing divide in Charlottesville.... Emily Richardson-Lorente introduces us to two enterprising young women who have found a market in helping seniors navigate modern computer technology.... and, we have a report and analysis of last week's convening of the 2017 General Assembly.  Plus, Our Island Universe!

Death by Black Hole

Jan 12, 2017
NASA/CXC/M.Weiss

On this episode of Our Island Universe: What really happens when a Black Hole eats a star?

Courtesy of Seniors Connect

If you’ve ever grown frustrated trying to explain some super simple technology — like texting —  to an older person, OR if you’re a senior citizen frustrated by the condescending way your grand-kid told you that texting is “super simple,” this story by WMRA’s Emily Richardson-Lorente is for you.

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