Thanks to everyone who came out to our second Books and Brews, making it a great success! It was standing-room-only at Pale Fire Brewing Company as over a hundred WMRA members were treated to a complimentary beer and a fascinating talk by Gary Noesner.
Harrisonburg police on Monday evacuated students and staff from Spotswood Elementary School due to a bomb threat. Students were loaded onto buses and taken to Harrisonburg High School, where parents were asked to pick them up from the auditorium.
WMRA's Sefe Emokpae introduces us to the non-profit in Charlottesville that provides a safe space for victims of human trafficking.... Virginia Public Radio's Sandy Hausman has the details on Gov. Terry McAuliffe's trip to Cuba, and on State Sen. Creigh Deeds' lawsuit targeting state health agencies after the death of his mentally-ill son in 2013. Also, we've got this week's installments of The Spark and Our Island Universe!
On this edition of The Spark: Washington Post Reporter Will Hobson just published a five-part series addressing this question: Why do so many of the Power Five college's athletic programs, including UVA's, lose millions every year? Martha talks with Will Hobson about how he went about transforming a mountain of data into compelling journalism.
In December, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced the online expansion of his campaign against human trafficking across the Commonwealth. Virginia ranks among the top five states for instances of trafficking. WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae introduces us to one Charlottesville organization doing its part to help.
WMRA brought you nearly 150 stories in 2015 from right here in our part of Virginia. But what were the most listened-to, the most popular, the most compelling stories of the year? We have room for four of them, and here they are!