Wiley Kestner graduated from Yale with a B.A. in studio art (he worked mainly in oils). Now he works as the iPad team lead at Rosetta Stone.
Civic Sopabox listener essays essays represent only the opinion of the writer and do not represent WMRA or any other entity. More essays including opposing views are welcome. Email essays (around 3 minutes long please) to WMRA "at" JMU "dot" EDU.
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By Larry Stopper
Afton, VA – Government Regulation
For some it's not "increasing taxes"... it's "raising revenue."
For others, one speaks not of "rich people"... but "job creators."
And for many, this is not a "debate"... it's "class warfare."
How did talk about tax policy get so convoluted?
We examine modern day debate over taxes, with some historical perspective.
Bill Hamilton and Tom Lovell, of Lexington's Blue Lab Brewing, talk about turning their fascination for beer into a micro-brewery business.
Seventy-six year old Bridgewater resident, Betty Kline, talks about her romance with roaming the world.
North Garden resident, R.B. Horsley, began writing poetry after the death of her sixteen-year-old son.
Waynesboro Musician Jimmy O has been entertaining us for over 30 years. Recently, however, he's been reinventing himself as filmmaker, James Overton.
Howard Hahn is a member of the Shenandoah Railroad Club and the C&O Historical Society.
Mercy Harris is a 31-year old wife and mother of 3 until she ties on her skates, puts on her makeup, and slides onto the rink as Cheetah Chrome, queen-in-training of Roller Derby.
Albemarle County's Laura Light has fiddled her way through life.