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4:53 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

Rolling Thunder

Roanoke, VA – Jeff Ell lives in Roanoke. He is the author of Ruth Uncensored: The Story You Thought You Knew.

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Civic Soapbox
8:46 am
Fri May 27, 2011

After Oprah

Charlottesville, VA – Mariflo Stephens is from Charlottesville. She teaches Creative Writing at Hollins University.

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Civic Soapbox
10:09 am
Fri May 20, 2011

Seven Myths about Urban Chickens

Rockbridge County, VA – Patricia Foreman raises her chickens in Rockbridge County.

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Civic Soapbox
5:02 pm
Fri May 13, 2011

The Dangers of Not Biking to Work

Harrisonburg, VA – Tim Godshall lives in Harrisonburg.

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Civic Soapbox
11:38 am
Fri May 6, 2011

Boomerang Boy

Albemarle, VA – Bobbi Snow talks about her son's generation and the large numbers of recent college grads who decide to live at home.

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WMRA News
6:12 am
Wed April 27, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia, Part III

Rockingham, VA – With some environmentalists singing its praises as a clean-burning fuel, natural gas was looking like America's energy salvation.

The second largest gas field in the world lies under Virginia and four neighboring states.

The The New York Times began to report on the environmental damage done in Pennsylvania, using a gas extraction technology known as fracking.

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WMRA News
6:13 am
Tue April 26, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia, Part II

Harrisonburg, VA – The nation's need for energy has fueled what some call a new gold rush, drilling for natural gas trapped in layers of shale deep underground.

The nation's largest expanse of shale is in Appalachia, stretching from Virginia to New York.

So far, only one firm has asked for a permit to drill in Virginia, but a Houston-based company has leased thousands of acres around Harrisonburg, and residents are getting nervous.

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WMRA News
6:14 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Hydraulic Fracturing in Virginia, Part I

Abingdon, VA – With the dangers of nuclear power playing out in Japan, fighting in Libya pushing oil prices up, and climate scientists pointing an accusing finger at coal, America is desperate for some energy alternatives.

One that seemed promising is natural gas, a relatively clean burning fuel.

But critics now say the process of getting gas from the ground may be risky.

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Civic Soapbox
4:57 pm
Fri April 22, 2011

Stuff

Lexington, VA – Devan Malore lives in Lexington.

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Civic Soapbox
9:42 am
Fri April 15, 2011

The Monster Lurking below the Lawn

Staunton, VA – Bruce Dorries is a member of Friends of the Middle River and teaches at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.

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