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Civic Soapbox
2:21 am
Fri February 15, 2008

A Soapbox Valentine

Harrisonburg, VA – A listener's thoughts on the universal applicability of Valentine's Day. Lennie Echterling teaches counseling psychology at James Madison University.

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WMRA News
11:08 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Virginia's Budget Shortfall

Richmond, VA – Money is the big concern in Virginia's General Assembly this week. Legislators cannot escape the fact that there is even less of it available than previously thought. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke by phone with a state capitol reporter whose been tracking the latest developments.

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WMRA News
10:07 am
Sun February 10, 2008

Hear Today, Hear Tomorrow

Charlottesville, VA – If you are 50 years old, there's a 12-percent chance that you have a hearing loss. By the time you're 65, that jumps to a 30-percent chance. But there's an even better chance that you won't do anything about it. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports.

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Civic Soapbox
5:12 am
Fri February 8, 2008

Wii are Sore

Harrisonburg, VA – Thoughts on an unexpected source of physical fitness. Ernie Didot is a videographer and educator in international development.

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WMRA News
12:24 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Virginia General Assembly Update

Richmond, VA – Crossover Day is coming to Virginia's General Assembly. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke by phone about that day, and some other key issues with the man known as "the dean of state capitol reporters," Jeff Schapiro.

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WMRA News
12:21 am
Sun February 3, 2008

Beowulf

Charlottesville, VA – A thousand-year-old poem has experienced an unlikely cultural revival in the last ten years. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, sought an explanation from a Virginia scholar about the curious popularity of Beowulf.

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Civic Soapbox
3:44 am
Fri February 1, 2008

Thoughts on Payday Lending

Staunton, VA – A call to return to Virginia's historical regulation of usurious interest rates. John Whitfield lives in Staunton, Virginia.

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WMRA News
2:37 am
Thu January 31, 2008

Non-Partisan Legislative Districts

Charlottesville, VA – A proposal some believe could change the face of Virginia politics got a surprise boost this week. Two Democrats, former Governor Mark Warner and current Governor Tim Kaine, as well as two Republicans, former Governor George Allen and current Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, have thrown their support behind the idea of a non-partisan system for creating legislative districts. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with the plan's sponsor, Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds.

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WMRA News
9:45 am
Wed January 30, 2008

Conversations with Jennifer Smith, Part Two

Harrisonburg, VA – Gemeinschaft graduate, 29-year-old Jennifer Smith-of Bluefield, West Virginia, spent 4 and 1/2 years in the state penitentiary at Goochland. In the first part of her conversation with WMRA's Martha Woodroof, Jennifer talked about her life before prison. In this part, she takes up her story from inside prison.


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Here's a virtually-unedited version of Martha Woodroof's initial conversation with Jennifer Smith.

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WMRA News
4:53 am
Tue January 29, 2008

Conversations with Jennifer Smith

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