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4:00 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

BackStory: Thanksgiving Special

Thursday at 3pm, WMRA presented a special episode of BackStory... American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving.

When we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, we think we know what we’re commemorating. But if an actual Pilgrim were to attend your Thanksgiving, chances are he’d be stunned by what he saw there.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Learning Forever

"Life Long Learning."

Seems an interesting concept.

There are a number of centers across Virginia that specialize in the idea.  Could there be something here for you?

Guests:
Beth Barber
- Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute   of the University of Virginia, with locations in Charlottesville and Staunton.

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The Spark
4:20 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Holding Court with Kenny Brooks

In honor of the recent defeat of nationally ranked UCLA, we present Martha Woodroof's conversation with longtime JMU Women's Basketball coach Kenny Brooks. Note - This interview originally aired May 30, 2014 and at that time, the JMU Women's Basketball team had just defeated UVa.

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WMRA News
4:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Landowners Gearing Up For Fight Against Proposed Pipeline

Augusta County landowner Jerry Bryant
Luanne Austin

In June, Dominion Power sent letters to landowners in Augusta County whose property would be in the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

Credit Virginia General Assembly Fickr Stream

Political scientist Bob Roberts teaches and studies public policy at James Madison University.  Former journalist Bob Gibson heads up the Sorenson Institute for Political leadership.  Anita Kumar spent many years reporting on Virginia politics. Now she is a White House correspondent for a national news service. 

Kumar, Gibson, and Roberts will be sharing their take on the latest political news.  We hope you will too.

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GW Forest Drilling
4:30 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Nat'l Forest Partial Fracking Plan Gets Muted Support

Reddish Knob sits on the border of Augusta County and Pendleton County, W.Va. in the George Washington National Forest.
Credit Taber Andrew Bain

On November 18th, the U.S. Forest Service released a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

Eclectic Conversations: ‘Purpose’

Maybe you’ve already got one.

Or maybe you have been looking for one.

But you’ve certainly got an opinion about whether having one is worthwhile.

The idea of a "sense of purpose in life" is the starting point for the next in our occasional series Eclectic Conversations.

It's a time when we gather a panel from widely different disciplines, get them started on a topic, then watch to see what else comes up.  And your help in taking the conversation to fascinating places will be most welcome.

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Blues Bash
9:00 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Blues Valley Benefit Concert: Stacy Mitchhart Band

Stacy Mitchhart

Friday night, November 14, we celebrated another great year of Blues Valley, with The Professah and The Stacy Mitchhart Band.  About 100 fans came out to the show at Clementine Café.

Thank you all for supporting Blues Valley and WMRA. We hope to do it again next year!

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Nashville Dreams

John Samson in Nashville

Harrisonburg’s John Samson loves, plays, and writes music that leans toward country.

John, who installs dropped ceilings for a living, recently went to Nashville with his family.

He got there as a tourist and left with a recording contract.

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SuperGr8 Film Festival
4:30 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Super Gr8

First-time Jossi Diaz-Castro, hanging out at the Artful Dodger.
Luanne Austin

Three minutes and twenty seconds long… no editing after the filming, and film-makers don’t see the final product until everyone else does.

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