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WMRA News
4:00 pm
Tue January 25, 2011

Virginia Tolls

Norfolk, VA – Roads are crumbling, congestion is increasing, and the state budget is shrinking.

Governor Bob McDonnell has requested permission from the federal government to toll I95 at the VA border to help pay for road repairs.

At a recent National Transportation Planning Board meeting, tolls on Interstates 95, 295, 395 and Route 66 were proposed.

Across the Commonwealth, tollbooths are being considered as a means of fixing and improving our roads.

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WMRA News
2:00 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Liz Lerman Turns Science into Dance

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Harrisonburg, VA – The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange was founded nearly 35 years ago, and closes out its latest project, "Ferocious Beauty: Genome," January 23, 2011, at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University. The show was inspired by the mapping of the human genome. Liz Lerman, founder of the Dance Exchange, talks about the unusual combination of science and dance.

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Civic Soapbox
8:38 am
Fri January 21, 2011

Television, God, Love and the Healing Power of Cosmic Beauty

Rockfish, VA – Soren Mitchell lives in the Rockfish River Valley.

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WMRA News
7:09 pm
Wed January 19, 2011

Hunting on the Decline in Virginia

Eastern Shore, VA – The Department of Fish and Wildlife reports a 20% decrease in hunting license sales in Virginia over the last decade. Those license fees support many of the state's conservation lands. Which translates to less money available to maintain those lands.

Grayson Chesser is a duck decoy carver and hunting guide on Virginia's Eastern Shore who is concerned about the state's hunting heritage.

Virginia Public Radio's Jesse Dukes has this profile.

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Civic Soapbox
4:46 pm
Fri January 14, 2011

In Praise of Viruses and Bacteria

Free Union, VA – Denise Zito lives in community with bacteria on her small farm in Free Union.

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Civic Soapbox
4:54 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

WikiLeaks and the War on Terror

Charlottesville, VA – Fred Hitz teaches at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He retired from the CIA in 1998, where he last held the position of Inspector General. Mr. Hitz currently lives in Charlottesville.

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WMRA News
4:50 pm
Wed January 5, 2011

Gangs In Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – Late last year, Governor Bob McDonnell announced the formation of a new committee to help state and local law enforcement get a grip on street gangs. McDonnell warned that gangs now threaten the safety of Virginians everywhere, but no one knows how many gang members are at large in the Commonwealth or how dangerous they really are... and Sandy Hausman reports that tough anti-gang laws may be doing more harm than good.

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Civic Soapbox
10:47 am
Fri December 24, 2010

Surfing and Christmas

Harrisonburg, VA – Martha Woodroof edits the Civic Soapbox listener essay series on WMRA.

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Civic Soapbox
8:42 am
Fri December 17, 2010

Charlottesville Recycling Possibilities

Charlottesville, VA – Mary Buford Hitz is a writer living in Charlottesville.

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Civic Soapbox
4:45 pm
Fri December 10, 2010

What does it mean to be educated?

Afton, VA – Katrien Vance teaches seventh and eighth graders at North Branch School.

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