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WMRA News
11:10 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Temporary Power Reductions on 103.5FM

Due to structural renovations on the WMRY 103.5 tower, we may have to reduce the power of that signal at times during the mid-day period.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon October 27, 2014

A Drive Through Beauty

Millions of people have been coming to Virginia this month.  They come from all over the United States. Some come from halfway around the globe. They come to take a drive along one of America’s most incredibly scenic national parks at a time of year when the colors along the roadway can be absolutely breathtaking.

Maybe you have made this drive yourself.

If you have, you are cordially invited to share your story of the Blue Ridge Parkway, too.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri October 24, 2014

Integrating Mount Jackson's Past

Martha Woodroof speaks with DeLois Warr, who still carries anger from her days growing up in segregated Mount Jackson.

She has made a mission out of challenging her community to help her maintain Mount Jackson's antebellum black cemetery.

Valley Black Heritage Project

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Valley Arts
5:05 am
Fri October 24, 2014

Surprise! Harrisonburg Has An Arts Scene

Lindsay Denny is marketing manager for the Arts Council of the Valley.

In 2001, Harrisonburg City Council designated its downtown as an Arts and Cultural District.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 23, 2014

Zach’s 'Revolution'

As a kid he once thought he would spend his life rebuilding cars. Then, while on a missionary trip to the Philippines, he discovered medicine.   

These days he says he is determined to help people rebuild their health.

His approach includes unusual and even controversial methods, all stemming from his belief that, "our separation from nature has led to huge health problems," and that, "inflammation is the root cause of all human disease."

We pursue further detail from the founder of the Scottsville, Virginia based Revolution Health Center.

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Part 5 of 6
4:30 pm
Wed October 22, 2014

All Paths Lead Here: An Oath, and Citizenship

Aziz Aziz spent almost all his life in Baghdad, Iraq. He left a little less than a decade ago, spent a few years in Jordan and eventually settled in Harrisonburg. He became an American citizen in September.
Andrew Jenner

One day last month in Staunton, the number of American citizens increased by 80.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon October 20, 2014

N-E-O-N

Some believe it could become for environmental science what the Super Collider was for physics. 

Its name, N.E.O.N, stands for the National Ecological Observatory Network.  It is a network that will collect massive amounts of scientific data about changes in ecology taking place all across the United States. 

And in this new future of super science, Virginia will play a key role.

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The Spark
4:20 pm
Fri October 17, 2014

Heart-Felt

Lisa Jacenich

Martha Woodroof speaks with Staunton’s Lisa Jacenich, a fiber artist who creates felt garments, scarves, and art out of a fabric she describes as, "not your grandmother’s felt."

At Lisa's website, Artful Gifts, you can learn more about creating felt, which involves, "a process of laying out combed or carded fibers of wool either in the ultimate shape for their use or as a sheet of fabric later to be sewn into a garment."

WEB EXTRA:

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Breast Cancer Awareness
4:30 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Surviving, and Thriving, After Breast Cancer

Jean Litten of Harrisonburg discovered she had breast cancer eight years ago.
Luanne Austin

Forty-thousand women are expected to die this year from breast cancer.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

Credit David Shankbone

A Supreme Court NON-ruling changes the face of marriage in Virginia, and many other states across the nation. You probably heard about that. 

But did you hear about the ruling in a different federal court case that could change the face of Virginia’s Congressional districts? 

We will get detailed briefs on the importance of these court cases, and much more, when we meet with our Politics Update Team.

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