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Part 4 of 6
4:30 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Will the Studying Pay Off? Taking the Citizenship Test

After 21 years in the United States, Ofelia Correa passed her citizenship test and interview in late September and will soon be sworn in as a new American citizen.
Andrew Jenner

Thursday, September 25th was a big day, a day that Ofelia Correa had been looking forward to for years.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The State of Virginia’s Economy

Credit QQsource

It would seem that “conventional wisdom” does not always stay in effect indefinitely.  
 
For example, there was the long-held idea that Virginia would continuously outperform the rest of the country economically because we could depend on the federal government to supply so many jobs.
 
That notion is certainly changing now.  And it is just one of the factors we consider as we take a close up look at the state of the Old Dominion’s economy.

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The Spark
4:20 pm
Fri October 10, 2014

Joy and Sunshine

Joy Loving talks with WMRA's Martha Woodroof about why Virginia should go solar. College towns like Harrisonburg should solarize, she says. (Oh, and this also involves a spoonbread recipe.)

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Improv at the Forbes
4:30 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Brad Sherwood, Embracing the Unexpected on Stage

You’ve probably seen Brad Sherwood, a regular cast member on the improvised, or improv, TV comedy hit Whose Line Is It Anyway.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Difficult People

You have met them.  Perhaps even lots of them. Interpersonal skills researcher Brian Charette has long consulted on how to deal with them. 

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Part 3 of 6
1:43 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Learning Civics: On the Road to Citizenship

Originally from Eritrea, Leul Yohannes has lived in the U. S. for five years, the last three in Harrisonburg. He has a wife and two children, the youngest of whom was born here and is already a citizen. He plans to apply for citizenship in early 2015.
Andrew Jenner

So, you’ve made the journey to the United States, you’ve settled here, and you want to become a citizen.

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WMRA
12:15 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

WMRA 2014 Fall Fundraiser

Thank  you very much for supporting WMRA during this Fall Fundraiser!

Keep in mind that while we officially ended Saturday night, it's not too late to contribute.

Total Raised: $146,709

The overall goal was $150,000 and we welcomed 402 new sustaining members.

Virginia Insight
3:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Foundation Examination

Credit Jebulon

As the theory goes, all of us have hidden foundations to our personalities.  Those foundations start getting built early.  And they most always have cracks in them.  Places where things did not come together as perfectly as we may have liked.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri October 3, 2014

Squaaaaawwwk!

A raptor release

Dr. Dave McRuer works at the Wildlife Center of Virginia. As a wildlife veterinarian, his mission is to treat  wild animals and educate humans how to interact with them.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Are You a Professional?

What does it take to make someone a professional?   Our guest says that question was easier to answer in the Middle Ages... when the term first came into usage.

But he also says if we give serious consideration to the historical meaning, many people would begin to see their work differently. 

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