3:00 pm
Thu March 26, 2015

Big Picture Science - Thursdays at 3pm

As Virginia Insight continues it's hiatus, WMRA is debuting a new program Thursdays at 3pm.  Big Picture Science begin's this Thursday and will continue until Virginia Insight's return.

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Fracking Delayed is Fracking Denied
11:41 am
Thu March 26, 2015

Rockingham County Votes Down Long-Tabled Fracking Application

Rockingham County Supervisor Pablo Cuevas looks west out the window of his living room in Broadway, toward the ridges that surround Bergton.
Andrew Jenner

The edge of the Marcellus shale formation, a lucrative source of natural gas from fracking in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, extends into the very western edge of Virginia.

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4th Annual "Walk for Hope"
11:05 am
Thu March 26, 2015

A Community Gathering to Prevent Depression and Suicide

Randy Hook is the director of counseling at Bridgewater College.
Credit Kara Lofton

On Saturday, community members and students from all four colleges in the Harrisonburg area will gather in Bridgewater to participate in the fourth annual Walk for Hope.

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Homelessness in Virginia: Part 3
10:53 am
Wed March 25, 2015

A Community Conversation About Hunger and Homelessness

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority works with shelters in Harrisonburg and helps fund building projects through government grants.
Kara Lofton

Is there Hope for Hunger and Homelessness in Harrisonburg? City councilman Kai Degner certainly thinks so.

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Heifetz On Tour
1:35 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Heifetz Stars Return to Perform in the Valley

(l-r) Pianist Carlos Avila, violinist Yezu Woo, and cellist Zlatomir Fung in the WMRA studio
Matt Bingay
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3:07 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Where Technology Actually Puts People Face to Face

Tamara Funk is a co-organizer for a Meetup called Open Source Staunton
Kara Lofton

There's a relatively new way for people to meet face-to-face, and these Meetups are fostered online and are beginning to crop up all over Central and Western Virginia.

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1:08 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Bringing Back Our Starry Nights

Starry Nights is a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness about light pollution and the steps we can take to end it in our community.

WMRA's Matt Bingay spoke with Paul Bogard, one of the event organizers, about our modern day problems with light pollution and the solutions our communities might embrace.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

The Magic of Radio

Lulu Miller

On this edition of The Spark, Martha Woodroof sits down for a chat with Lulu Miller.  Lulu lives half her life in Charlottesville, half in DC, and spends all her time making NPR’s wildly popular new show Invisibilia.

Lulu Miller's Website

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Our Island Universe
8:29 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The Lost Dark of Night

United States of America at night - a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012
Credit NASA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we look at how many stars you can see at night. Thanks to light pollution, you can't see very much.

Learn more about Starry Nights events in your area.

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Homelessness in Virginia: Part 2
1:21 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Bringing Health Care in a "Suitcase Clinic"

Volunteer JMU & EMU nursing students prep for the Suitcase Clinic
Rebekah Greenfield

For many people, 6:30 on a Wednesday evening means settling down for dinner with family, attending a religious or civic group meeting, or listening to the business news on WMRA.

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