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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

The Dreaded BluesLady

WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets Waynesboro blues singer Lorie Strother, who grew up living on the streets of Boston. Now, even though she’s got five children, a master’s degree and a good job, she still sings the blues with conviction. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

Photo: Waldo Jaquith

The quest to fund state government... Ethics reform that isn't... Washington's paperwork mine... Even the president’s blue jeans.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

March-ing Back into that Garden Again

By now maybe you have forgotten all about that white stuff you had been using a shovel on until recently... because your focus has switched completely to digging in the dirt.

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WMRA Spring Fundraiser
9:03 am
Sun March 23, 2014

$186,000... Thank You!

The 2014 WMRA Spring Fundraiser raised over $186,000!

Thank you to all who contributed to the Member Matching Fund, and to the many businesses and individuals who issued challenges and contributed giveaways.

If you couldn't find the time to support WMRA during our Spring drive, please give now.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 21, 2014

Mary Ann Alger

Mary Ann Alger with husband and JMU's 6th President, Jonathan R. Alger. Photo credit: James Madison University

Before Mary Ann Alger, wife of JMU President John Alger,  became a university’s  First Lady, she had a high-flying career in international banking and finance.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Same Party / Different View

Virginia General Assembly Fickr Stream

You may have heard that funding to keep Virginia government running later this year is currently caught in the middle of a bitter debate.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Hemp

Industrial Hemp... Heard of it?

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Reaching (and Reaching and Reaching) for the Stars

After a stream of rejections, Paul Bogard's book about light pollution, The End of Night, finally got published and got lots of praise. 

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Main Street Community Partnership
4:02 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Charlottesville Listener on NPR

Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria's car moments before the fatal shooting which triggered the Great War. Image credit: Wikipedia Commons upload by user Küñall

Congrats to Heather McMann for an appearance on "All Things Considered" on Thursday, March 13, 2014. She was the first listener quoted by NPR (and the first one broadcast in her own voice) in Part IV of the series speculating about what would have happened if World War One had never happened.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu March 13, 2014

Pet Loss

Whether they have four legs, feathers, or slither along on their bellies, pets can be an important part of anyone’s family. So how do you cope when they leave?

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