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Main Street Community Partnership
5:01 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Plans For, And Opposition To, Proposed Fracking Pipeline in Virginia

A buried pipeline's linear clear-cut through woods. This pipeline is in Ohio. Image credit: Wikipedia user Analogue Kid.

In July 2014, the first survey crews should be appearing on private lands along a proposed new pipeline's route.  Construction is expected to get underway in 18 to 24 months.

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Virginia Public Radio
3:27 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Rail Safety in Virginia - 5 Part Series

It’s been nearly two months since a train derailed in Lynchburg, sending a fireball into the sky above that city’s downtown and spilling oil into the James River.  Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 32-hundred miles of railroad face similar dangers.

Sandy Hausman has this series on rail safety and why the risks have risen dramatically.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Teen Confessions

No matter how you feel about prosecuting crime, one thing is certain:  When an innocent person is wrongly convicted, the real criminal walks free.

That is one of the reasons some Virginia researchers are looking at why teenagers seem especially prone to making false confessions.

We examine the research findings, and consider the case for making changes in how police interrogate juveniles.

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WMRA News
7:08 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine, Others, Host Climate Hearing

On Monday, June 30, two Virginia Democrats teamed up with two Virginia Republicans in a hearing into combatting sea level rise along the eastern shore.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Paul Heitsch - The Spoken Word

This time on the Spark, Martha speaks with audio book producer Paul Heitsch.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

On the day of the primary election surprise, sentiment among these Virginia 7th district polling place sign-bearers is largely against GOP incumbent Eric Cantor --who was soon to be ousted by little-known Tea Party rival Dave Brat.
Credit Ed at VirginiaOpenCarry.org

It is months behind schedule.  But just in the nick of time, Virginia government is getting a new state budget.

Yet in addition to steep cuts, harsh words, and vetoes that may not be constitutional... there is also the Governor’s announcement that he will try to go it alone on expanding Medicaid.

And those are just some of the issues up for discussion on this politics update edition.

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WMRA News
1:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Battle Lines Over Medicaid in Virginia Become Clearer

With the release of a new report today, Republicans in the House of Delegates drew a firm constitutional line against Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ed Gillespie Campaign Seeks to Unseat Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie is a Republican political strategist, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and was also an advisor to President George W. Bush.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Stretching Beyond the Line

Our lives are filled with lines. Lines on a map. Lines on a ball field. Lines on a calendar. Even lines of ancestry.

Peter Cashwell maintains that we use such points of demarcation to divide up the world in ways often much more imaginary than real.

You might just find your mind stretching far beyond the usual lines as we spend time with this teacher, historian, philosopher, bird-watcher, back-roads traveler, and author of the new book Along Those Lines.

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The Spark
3:17 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Canine Engineer Bill Fawcett

Beebe on the Appalachian Trail

Bill Fawcett, WMRA's intrepid engineer, has happily gone to the dogs...

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