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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

False Confessions

You would never confess to a crime you did not commit... would you?

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Rolling Stone Fallout
7:16 am
Thu January 15, 2015

UVa Reinstates Accused Fraternity; Police Probe Continues

This week, the University of Virginia reinstated its chapter of Phi Kappa Psi.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Someone Else’s Environment Affecting You

Severe air pollution in China.  Remarkable temperature rises in the Artic.  Extensive deforestation in the Amazon.

Do such environmental issues affect us here?

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Funding Creativity

Christina Cain

Next Time on The Spark: Martha talks with Christina Cain Executive Director of the Staunton Creative Community Fund. And she sparkles when she talks about helping her hard-working, creative fellow citizens fund their dreams.

Staunton Creative Community Fund

Local Investing Project

hOUR Economy

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Treating Crime with “Restoration”?

"Restorative Justice."

If you have heard that term before, it may well have been associated with one of those Truth and Reconciliation Commissions that began making news around the world some years back.

Indeed, the most famous such commission started its work in South Africa twenty years ago. 

We meet up with some Virginia activists who say it is now time to try a "Restorative Justice" approach in America’s criminal justice system.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

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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The College "Tipper"
12:46 pm
Mon December 29, 2014

Applying for College? You May Need That "Something Special"

Sarah Ward with her "tipper": her harp

These days, admission to the top colleges requires more than good grades, high board scores and a full page of extra-curricular activities.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon December 22, 2014

Christmas on TV

It has been one of America’s all-time favorite holiday, television specials for half a century.

But did you know “A Charlie Brown Christmas” almost never made it to the airwaves?

Researcher Stephen Lind tells us more about that, as well as exceptional detail from the other Christmas specials he has been studying.

NOTE: This is an encore broadcast which originally aired on Monday, December 1, 2014.

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Virginia Girlchoir
6:30 am
Mon December 22, 2014

Girlchoir Opens Up New Opportunities for Augusta County Kids

Aubrey and Annika sing in the new Virginia Girlchoir
Luanne Austin

The Staunton-Waynesboro area has a long tradition of choral music.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

A Stunting Past

Martha Woodroof speaks with retired stunt man Steve Winegard.

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