By Sarah McConnell
Harrisonburg, VA – The Gulf Stream, which courses through the ocean about 15 miles off of the coast of Virginia, is often called the weather-maker of the Atlantic.
But it also played a pivotal role in the early exploration of the Americas. Sarah McConnell, of the radio program With Good Reason, reports.
By Brian Martin Burkholder
Harrisonburg, VA – Brian Martin Burkholder has lived in Harrisonburg for 6 years with his wife and 2 children. He is campus pastor of Eastern Mennonite University.
By Theresa Curry
Waynesboro, VA – Theresa Curry writes and lives in Waynesboro.
By Martha Woodroof
Bridgewater – At the suggestion of WMRA listener Lorie Merrow, reporter Martha Woodroof spent time with Charles Johnston Churchman, Jr. who's an active member of the group Veterans for Peace.
Mr. Churchman was born in 1929, raised on the family farm near Staunton, has a masters in English from the University of Virginia, and served in the Korean War.
By Tom Graham
Charlottesville – Garnering almost 50 per cent of the vote, State Senator Creigh Deeds beat out two opponents in the June 9th primary to become the Democratic nominee for Governor.
Here is an audio postcard from the Deeds victory party in Charlottesville.
Charlottesville – Creigh Deeds will be the Democratic Party's candidate for Governor this year. He won yesterday's primary vote by an overwhelming margin.
By Larry Yates
Harrisonburg, VA – Larry Yates is an activist in the Shenandoah Valley.
Augusta County, VA – Dorothy Rosen's family has been farming the Shenandoah Valley since the Valley was the frontier.
Although Ms. Rosen has 2 older brothers, when her mother died in 1970, she left the family's Augusta County house and land to Dorothy.
Since then, Ms. Rosen has run a prize winning cattle operation on her own... along with raising 2 children.
WMRA listener Laura Thurman worked with Dorothy Rosen on land conservation easements, to ensure her farm will remain a farm.
Richmond, VA – Virginia Democrats pick their candidate for Governor next Tuesday.
Some new polling numbers seem to indicate the race is now more competitive than ever.
Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jeff Schapiro has been tracking the primary campaign and spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham.
By Ralph Berry
Harrisonburg, VA – Ralph Berry is the Foster Parent Trainer with Children's Services of Virginia.