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The Virginia Quilt Museum in Harrisonburg is now in its 20th year.  Some of the quilts in its collection are centuries old.  Preparations are in full swing for the museum’s first-of-its-kind seminar called “Civil War Quilts,” on July 24th and 25th.  WMRA’s Scott Lowe recently took a tour and met the museum’s new executive director.

The Cruciverbalist

Jul 17, 2015

WMRA's Martha Woodroof chats with Staunton's Matt Gaffney, whose puzzles have been published by the New York Times, Newsday, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, GAMES Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, and others. 

The Eagle Has Landed

Jul 17, 2015
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On this episode of Our Island Universe: The space race ends when Apollo 11 touches down on the Moon, July 20, 1969.

Jessie Knadler

You might not be able to pinpoint any identifying details of the Eastern Hemlock.  But you’ve definitely seen them because they’re all over the Shenandoah Valley and the Blue Ridge Mountains, and they range into the deep South, way up into eastern Canada, and as far west as Wisconsin. And chances are if you’ve seen one recently, it’s dead. Or in the process of dying.  WMRA’s Jessie Knadler has the story.

Kara Lofton

The first Harrisonburg food truck registered in 2006. Now, nine years later, 22 food trucks - ranging in product from grilled cheese to Mexican to lobster rolls to barbecue - operate in the city. WMRA’s Kara Lofton reports.

Jean Marie Badar

Jul 10, 2015

After running twenty-some marathons, competing in a bunch of triathlons, and spending twenty-five years as a special education teacher, Jean Marie Badar finally felt ready to take on the job of fitness coordinator for Innisfree Village, Albemarle County’s lifesharing community for adults with disabilities.

The Space Race - First to the Moon

Jul 10, 2015
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On this episode of Our Island Universe: The space race is on and NASA accepts the challenge. It was a decade of incredible growth and discovery.

Kara Lofton

Wednesday night, July 8th, Valley artists and creative thinkers gathered in James Madison University’s makerspace to discuss how to attract and keep creative people in the Valley.  WMRA’s Kara Lofton reports.

NASA image

Nearly ten years ago, NASA launched the New Horizons Mission to Pluto. And next Tuesday, July 14th, the spacecraft will reach its closest approach to the dwarf planet before passing by and continuing on to other icy formations far beyond what we have explored before. WMRA’s Kara Lofton talked with two University of Virginia scientists involved with the mission.

Kara Lofton

In the last segment of our series called "Clean Virginia," WMRA’s Kara Lofton looked at the impact the Clean Air Act has had on Virginia’s waterways. This week, she takes a second look at the law and discusses the impact the act has had on the air itself.

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