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Jennifer Lockard Connerley

On this episode of The Spark: Martha Woodroof speaks with Jennifer Lockard Connerley, who paints portraits that, she admits, contain something of herself. 

Jessie Knadler

A new art exhibition at Washington and Lee University in Lexington references a particularly dark period of American history...

How Many Planets Are Out There?

May 1, 2015
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  In this episode of Our Island Universe, since the conversation this week has been about the discovery of two more planets around the star HD 7924, we decided to take a look at how many planets are in our galaxy.

Kara Lofton

Until recently in Virginia, when a same-sex couple gave birth to a child that was biologically one of the partners, the other partner had no legal claim to that child, even if the couple had been legally married elsewhere.

At the first Innovate LIVE event in Staunton recently, attendees chose from events as diverse as workshops on social entrepreneurship, farm tours, community sourced conversations and live music at Queen City Brewing. WMRA’s Kara Lofton reports.

Advising Alger

Apr 24, 2015

On this edition of The Spark: Martha Woodroof steps aside and lends the interview chair to JMU President Jon Alger.

In this special broadcast, President Alger interviews three James Madison University students about their academic life and their campus experience.

The Students:

Joe Balsamo

Happy 25th Hubble

Apr 24, 2015
NASA

In this episode of Our Island Universe, we look back at 25 years of discovery thanks to the Hubble Space Telescope.

Brandy Somers

The Rocktown Beer and Music Festival in Harrisonburg pairs a variety of local, regional and national craft beers with musical talent that ranges in genre from Americana to funk and rock.

Kara Lofton

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia.

Margee Greenfield

Early every weekday morning, 76 11th and 12th grade students from ten high schools in Harrisonburg, and Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, head to Mt. Jackson for a different kind of education.  WMRA’s Margee Greenfield went along for the ride to check it out.

It’s still dark.  It’s chilly.  A small group of students are waiting at Turner Ashby High School at 6:45am, for the bus they take every morning to Massanutten Regional Governor’s School, in Mt. Jackson.

[Bus arriving sound]

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