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4:13 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Remembering Pete Hill

Culpeper, VA – History is riddled with mistakes.

One of these mistakes, concerning the birthplace of Pete Hill, a Baseball Hall of Fame baseball player you've probably never heard of, was corrected recently with the unveiling of a new historical marker by the side of the road in Culpeper.

For Virginia Public Radio, Martha Woodroof reports.

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Civic Soapbox
9:42 am
Fri April 8, 2011

In Praise of Public Service

Harrisonburg, VA – Reid Wodicka lives in Harrisonburg and is the Town Manager of Elkton. He will receive a Master of Public Administration degree from James Madison University in May.

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WMRA News
5:02 pm
Wed April 6, 2011

Virtual Virginia

Roanoke, VA – High School students all around Virginia are taking classes that their schools cannot provide... at least not in the traditional sense.

These young people are enrolled in one or more of the 50 courses offered through "Virtual Virginia," the state's online public school academy.

Virginia Public Radio's Fred Echols visited a Virtual Virginia teacher in Roanoke to get a closer look at how online teaching works.

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Civic Soapbox
5:39 pm
Fri April 1, 2011

Physiology of Love

Harrisonburg, VA – Christian Early is a Danish immigrant who teaches philosophy at Eastern Mennonite University.

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WMRA News
2:29 pm
Tue March 29, 2011

Locksmith Swindlers

Charlottesville, VA – Prosecutors in most big cities have heard about con artists who prey on people locked out of their homes or cars, and some states have taken the worst offenders to court.

But here in Virginia phony locksmiths appear to be scamming consumers at will, while state regulators struggle to keep up.

Sandy Hausman reports

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Civic Soapbox
4:42 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Hope for Charlie Sheen

North Garden, VA – RB Horsley is a writer and poet who lives in North Garden.

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Civic Soapbox
3:03 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

No True Patriot

Shenandoah, VA – Andrew Bard Schmookler's writings may be found at nonesoblind.org.

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Civic Soapbox
3:23 pm
Thu March 10, 2011

Personal Problems: As the Discovery returns home for the last time, some reflections about a brush with the 1986 Challenger explosion

Quicksburg, VA – Cathy Rec lives in Quicksburg, where she is self-employed as a computer technician and does a little book-keeping as well.

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Civic Soapbox
8:27 am
Fri March 4, 2011

The Labor Dispute in Wisconsin

Afton, VA – Larry Stopper is an entrepreneur and a strong union supporter who lives in Afton.

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WMRA News
9:00 am
Wed March 2, 2011

Picasso at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Richmond, VA – Last year The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond completed an 8 year, 200 million dollar expansion.

Presently, they have opened a well-publicized exhibit of Pablo Picasso's art, which they say is their most important exhibit ever.

Virginia Public Radio's Jesse Dukes reports.

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