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3:53 am
Sun December 30, 2007

The Scots-Irish in Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – The Scots-Irish settled much of the Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, takes a look at this group of rugged individuals, including Virginia's newest senator.

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WMRA News
3:45 am
Mon December 24, 2007

The Voluntary Gas Tax

Harrisonburg, VA – Remember the children's story about the Little Red Hen who got so tired of waiting for her friends to help make bread that she went ahead and did it herself? Well, about six years ago similar feelings of frustration with America's gas guzzling tendencies galvanized a group of concerned Harrisonburg residents into voluntarily taxing their own gas consumption.

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WMRA News
3:42 am
Sun December 23, 2007

Near Death

Charlottesville, VA – Several million Americans describe having a near-death experience that has transformed their lives. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says a Virginia psychiatrist is creating a scientific data base of these stories.

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WMRA News
3:34 am
Fri December 21, 2007

Building Goodness

Charlottesville, VA – Several years ago, volunteers from Charlottesville dedicated themselves to an unusual kind of rescue work in two of Latin America's poorest countries. Now they are bringing that same energy to a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi.

Building Goodness Foundation

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WMRA News
3:15 am
Sun December 16, 2007

Mortgage Loans

Charlottesville, VA – The mortgage industry meltdown that's sent shockwaves through the home-buying community has dealt an especially cruel blow to low-income borrowers. Charlottesville has the largest gap between black and white mortgage rates.

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WMRA News
3:09 am
Wed December 12, 2007

A Conversation with Governor Tim Kaine

Orange County – Last Monday, WMRA's Martha Woodroof trailed the governor and his cabinet around from sunrise to sunset, through 6 events in and around Charlottesville. At the end of the day, Martha sat down with Governor Kaine in the new Montpelier Visitor's Center to talk with him about what the day meant to him.

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WMRA News
2:57 am
Wed December 12, 2007

Cabinet Community Day in and around Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA – On Monday, Governor Tim Kaine took Virginia's executive branch on the road in and around Charlottesville. Reporter Martha Woodroof spent an exhausting day keeping up with them.

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WMRA News
10:56 am
Sun November 11, 2007

Climate Change in the Garden

Charlottesville, VA – Despite the recent rainfall, trees and shrubs across Virginia are suffering from warmer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Some gardeners believe the plants are trying to tell us something. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, took a walk in her garden.

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Civic Soapbox
6:13 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Thoughts on Getting into College

Rockingham County – Suggestions for navigating the increasingly confusing process of applying to college. Dr. Margee Greenfield is the High School Challenge Facilitator for Rockingham County Schools. She advises students on the college selection process.

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Civic Soapbox
6:14 am
Fri November 2, 2007

Memories of the Summer of Love

Charlottesville, VA – Memories of the Summer of Love

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