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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

The Brain on Friends

If you remember brain researcher Jim Coan, it may be for his landmark study showing how people under threat do better when someone is, quite literally, holding their hand.

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Valley Arts, Part Two
4:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Whence It Came: The Rise of Art, Music, and More in Harrisonburg

Eddie Bumbaugh is executive director of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.

So, how did Harrisonburg develop its arts and music scene?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

On "Becoming American"

(l-r) Nkhai Nang Bu Tang Bau (from Myanmar), Juan Alvarez (Cuba), Aziz Aziz (Iraq)
Credit Andrew Jenner

If you heard any part of the WMRA News Department’s recent series of stories on new American citizens, you probably found yourself moved with emotion as you listened.

Here there were tales of hardship, of hard work, of dreams, of determination, and of joy.

You may also have found yourself thinking, "I never knew how much people like this went through to become part of our society."

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Part 6 of 6
4:30 pm
Wed October 29, 2014

From Ukraine to the Valley: This Is Home

Walter Marchuk, 45, became a naturalized citizen in 2000. He owns VA Auto Sales, a used car dealership in Harrisonburg.
Andrew Jenner

Imagine deciding to leave all you know, to settle in a new country, and to learn a new language.

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News Leader's Calvin Trice
4:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Natural Gas Pipeline Fight Heats Up in Augusta

Calvin Trice, Government Reporter for the News Leader in Staunton.

Earlier this year Dominion Power Company proposed plans for the construction of a new natural gas pipeline.

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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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