News Archive http://wmra.org en How did you not-see that gorilla? And more Top-25 NPR stories http://wmra.org/post/how-did-you-not-see-gorilla-and-more-top-25-npr-stories <p>From wistful to wrenching, web-stat tracking shows which NPR stories were the year's most popular. Here's the <strong>Top-25</strong> list (<em>drumroll, please</em>) :<br /> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:50:18 +0000 Terry Ward 33131 at http://wmra.org How did you not-see that gorilla? And more Top-25 NPR stories WMRA News Partnering with Select Blogs http://wmra.org/post/wmra-news-partnering-select-blogs <p>The headline says it all, no?&nbsp; Wed, 18 Sep 2013 22:10:07 +0000 Terry Ward 29464 at http://wmra.org WMRA News Partnering with Select Blogs Past WMRA Essayist on National Radio http://wmra.org/post/past-wmra-essayist-national-radio <p>On The Story: Dick Gordon's featured guest will be John Whitfield of Blue Ridge Legal Services. He'll be talking about the challenges of helping needy legal clients during tough financial times.<a href="http://wmra.org/post/thoughts-payday-lending"> John is a past WMRA essayist</a>.&nbsp; Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:33:09 +0000 Terry Ward 13996 at http://wmra.org Past WMRA Essayist on National Radio Ghost Stories http://wmra.org/post/ghost-stories <p><em><strong>Coming Up Saturday, June 30th at 4p.</strong></em></p><p>Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. Mon, 25 Jun 2012 14:24:17 +0000 Matt Bingay 8849 at http://wmra.org Ghost Stories Crows http://wmra.org/post/crows <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1640e1cb30-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1640e1cb30-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1640e1cb30-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmra/local-wmra-936311.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Harrisonburg,VA – Jason Barr reads his winning entry in the WMRA Short Short Story Contest 2010.</p> Mon, 22 Nov 2010 19:03:31 +0000 538 at http://wmra.org 9th Grade Diversity Workshop http://wmra.org/post/9th-grade-diversity-workshop <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d17e0e61034-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d17e0e61034-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d17e0e61034-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmra/local-wmra-935701.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Richmond, VA – Mr. Kannemeyer is a teacher and a poet and the short short story genre appealed to him because of its crispness and its briskness the snapshot momentariness of it. Today's story was inspired by a few lines left on Mr. Kannemeyer's classroom whiteboard.</p> Thu, 18 Nov 2010 16:44:51 +0000 535 at http://wmra.org Sunday at Walmart http://wmra.org/post/sunday-walmart <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1583c28aaf-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1583c28aaf-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1583c28aaf-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmra/local-wmra-935014.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Luray, VA – Mr. Greer wrote this third place winning story after spending a Sunday morning at the Walmart in Luray, watching the people there.</p> Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:17:45 +0000 533 at http://wmra.org Music Lessons http://wmra.org/post/music-lessons <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d14d0c99744-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d14d0c99744-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d14d0c99744-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmra/local-wmra-934506.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Harrisonburg, VA – Judge Scott Simon ranked Dr. Ming Ivory's story fourth among the many entries in WMRA's Short, Short Story Contest.</p> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 19:28:48 +0000 531 at http://wmra.org The Hottest Congressional Race? http://wmra.org/post/hottest-congressional-race <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d1640e1855c-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d1640e1855c-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d1640e1855c-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmra/local-wmra-906612.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Charlottesville, VA – With this week's G-O-P primary now decided, things are already warming up in what some say could become the hottest congressional race in the country this fall.</p> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 10:05:26 +0000 Tom Graham 504 at http://wmra.org VMRC 26th District Candidate Forum http://wmra.org/post/vmrc-26th-district-candidate-forum <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d14d0c978f5-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d14d0c978f5-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d14d0c978f5-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wmra/local-wmra-904740.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Harrisonburg, VA – VMRC 26th District Candidate Forum with Kai Degner and Carolyn Frank.</p> Fri, 28 May 2010 18:35:18 +0000 Martha Woodroof 502 at http://wmra.org