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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Pondering Mars

Credit NASA (Viking 1 Orbiter)

Ever wonder what’s up there on the Red Planet? For almost 40 years, "geomorphologist" Alan Howard has been studying similarities between the Earth and Mars.

And lately that research has been heating up.

NOTE: This is an encore presentation, which originally aired January 16, 2014.

Guest:
Alan D. Howard, Ph.D. - Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri June 13, 2014

A Lady's Last Sermon

In 1978, she was in the vanguard of female pastors (being only the second-ever ordained Presbyterian woman in her state). Ann Held remembers the long and winding road she took to first become a pastor, back in the 1970's when there weren’t many women in the field. 

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WMRA News
6:26 am
Fri June 13, 2014

General Assembly Passes Budget, Ending Stalemate

Virginia Public Radio is reporting that the three-month budget impasse has ended. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

A Virginia Pedaling Update

Image credit: Gerry Lynch

When was the last time you were on a bicycle?  Most agree it is great exercise.  So what is keeping you from riding more?  After years of effort,  cycling advocates have recently won legislative changes designed to make Virginia roads at least somewhat safer for cyclists.  

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Virginia Insight
1:25 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Smart Beginnings

Staff Sgt. Myron Jamerson as Klutz the Clown on a playground with kids. Image credit: US Govt (Army.mil)

A collection of non-profits and businesses across the Commonwealth have joined together in something they are calling the “Smart Beginnings Start with Families” campaign. 

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WMRA News
9:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

$70,000... Thank You!

The WMRA June Fundraiser ended Friday, June 6, with over $70,000 raised.

Thank you very much to all who contributed to help us get closer to ending our budget year in the black.

Also, thank you to all who contributed to the Member Matching Fund, and to the many businesses and individuals who issued challenges and contributed giveaways.

If you couldn't find the time to support WMRA during our Bridge The Gap June drive, please give now.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Pressing On

Emily Hancock loves language and words and also loves old-fashioned methods of printing them: vintage foot-powered or hand-cranked presses, newly hand-carved illustration blocks. On WMRA's "The Spark", Martha Woodroof meets Emily of St Brigid Press.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gardening Update

Image credit: Wikipedia user "Kor!An" (Корзун Андрей)

Every time green thumb advisors Guinevere Higgins and Dave O’Neill stop by, our phone lines get to overflowing. Our gardening guru dynamic duo stops by to help out with the latest gardening challenges.

Guests:

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Wed June 4, 2014

The American Liszt Society Festival Comes to Harrisonburg

Dr. Gabe Dobner

The American Liszt Society was founded 50 years ago to honor and promote the music of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, with annual concerts and conferences around the country.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Keeping Bees

When you see a bee in your yard, do you quickly scurry as far away from it as possible?

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