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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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Homelessness in Virginia: Part 1
12:26 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Underlying Issues in Our Homelessness Problem

Shannon Porter (l) is the director of Mercy House, a shelter that serves families with dependent children in Harrisonburg. Jayne Perry is the Certified Comprehensive Housing Counselor there.
Kara Lofton

Could you recognize homelessness if you saw it? You would probably answer “yes” to that question.

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April Moore Announces Campaign
3:58 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Shenandoah Co. Writer & Activist to Challenge Sen. Obenshain

April Moore announces her bid to unseat 26th District State Senator Mark Obenshain.
Andrew Jenner

Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has a new challenger this fall for his state senate seat representing part of the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the story.

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Virginia Festival of the Book
9:44 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Readers Connect With Authors at 21st Annual BookFest

The Virginia Festival of the Book is in its 21st year and will feature 400 authors from around the country, who will come to Charlottesville to take part in 200 programs from Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday March 22.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

A Novel Relationship

On this edition of The Spark, Martha Woodroof speaks with writer Erika Raskin.  Erika grew up the child of Marcus Raskin (a human rights activist whom Dennis Kucinich called, "the dean of the American Left") and novelist Barbara Raskin. Her own first novel, Close, came out in October.

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Our Island Universe
8:30 am
Fri March 13, 2015

Our Island Universe - What's in a Name

For our first episode of Our Island Universe, we decided to look at the concept of our universe as an island among many universes. And in a way, explain the name of this new series.

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Second in a Series: Arts in Staunton
11:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

What Defines Music in Staunton? How About... "Eclectic"?

Duane Knowles and Danny Parker jam at Marino's Grill.
Luanne Austin

The second part of our series on the arts scene in Staunton focuses on music.  And WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us there.

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Making the Transition
1:43 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

After Jail, Women Struggle to Live

After serving several months at the Middle River Regional Jail, Sudana Wilmott is getting some help in setting new goals for her future.
Courtesy of the News Leader

Women are a relatively small proportion of the incarcerated population in Virginia.  But that number is growing, and growing faster than the rate of male incarceration.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Moving Forward

John Arnold

On The Spark, Martha Woodroof speaks with John Arnold, who went from grass, to pills, to shooting heroin. And then he went to Shenandoah Valley Teen Challenge; where, at age 24, he's found a path to recovery.

Shenandoah valley Teen Challenge on Facebook

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Pipeline Upside?
10:30 am
Thu March 5, 2015

For Some, The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Spells P-R-O-M-I-S-E

Buckingham County Supervisor Donnie Bryan, pictured in his classroom, hopes the pipeline will offer his community opportunity for new economic growth.
Andrew Jenner

Lots of media coverage of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline has focused on the people fighting hard to stop it.

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