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Heifetz On Tour
1:35 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Heifetz Stars Return to Perform in the Valley

(l-r) Pianist Carlos Avila, violinist Yezu Woo, and cellist Zlatomir Fung in the WMRA studio
Matt Bingay
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"Meetups"
3:07 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Where Technology Actually Puts People Face to Face

Tamara Funk is a co-organizer for a Meetup called Open Source Staunton
Kara Lofton

There's a relatively new way for people to meet face-to-face, and these Meetups are fostered online and are beginning to crop up all over Central and Western Virginia.

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WMRA News
1:08 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Bringing Back Our Starry Nights

Starry Nights is a week-long series of events designed to raise awareness about light pollution and the steps we can take to end it in our community.

WMRA's Matt Bingay spoke with Paul Bogard, one of the event organizers, about our modern day problems with light pollution and the solutions our communities might embrace.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

The Magic of Radio

Lulu Miller

On this edition of The Spark, Martha Woodroof sits down for a chat with Lulu Miller.  Lulu lives half her life in Charlottesville, half in DC, and spends all her time making NPR’s wildly popular new show Invisibilia.

Lulu Miller's Website

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Our Island Universe
8:29 am
Fri March 20, 2015

The Lost Dark of Night

United States of America at night - a composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi NPP satellite in April and October 2012
Credit NASA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we look at how many stars you can see at night. Thanks to light pollution, you can't see very much.

Learn more about Starry Nights events in your area.

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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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