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Charlottesville, VA – William Faulkner's literary voice looms large in the pantheon of Twentieth Century American authors. Now the University of Virginia is releasing audio tapes of Faulkner when he lectured at UVa fifty years ago. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has more.

Linville, VA – The new frontier of judicial involvement in religious governance. Tom Hay is a third-generation Presbyterian minister who lives in Linville, Virginia.

Charlottesville, VA – Thousands of homeless people are living in shelters or in abandoned buildings or out of their cars in the Commonwealth. A Virginia historian - who has spent years interviewing those who live from hand-to-mouth - says the homeless are less visible today but they are still very much with us. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has more.

Charlottesville, VA – Bill Allard gives us his thoughts on Having an Empty Nest.

Charlottesville, VA – There's a disturbing new trend in popular fiction marketed to teenage girls. A Virginia researcher says some of the hottest books may be selling a lot more than just a good read. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has more.

Harrisonburg, VA – There are people who assume and people who question. Judy Dilts is Professor of Biology at James Madison University.

Harrisonburg, VA – America, it's time for a change . . . Ernie Didot lives in Harrisonburg.

Richmond, VA – Virginia's state lawmakers gather in Richmond tomorrow for a one-day annual event of some significance. WMRA's Tom Graham got the senior political writer for the Richmond Times Dispatch on the phone to ask him about it.

Charlottesville, VA – This month, Virginians across the state are picking up "To Kill a Mockingbird" and reading it for the first time or re-reading the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee. It's all part of a national effort called "The Big Read." Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has more.

Lexington, VA – There's a lot going on around home. Devan Malore lives in Lexington.

Richmond, VA – How safe is that bridge you will drive over later today? WMRA reporter Tom Graham spoke with Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer about the state of Virginia's roads, the transportation budget, and the structural integrity of important links in the system, including Virginia's bridges.

Charlottesville, VA – The Virginia Tech community confronts an emotional anniversary this week. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, examines the power and grace of a 200-year-old hymn.

Singers Glen, VA – Thoughts on community conversation. Martha Woodroof reports for WMRA and edits Civic Soapbox.

Charlottesville, VA – The foster care system can trace its roots back to 19th-century America, when thousands of hungry children roamed the streets of big East Coast cities. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says some of these kids ended up with families in Virginia.

Woodstock, VA – Thoughts on life's relentless change. Edie Rose is a concierge at Life Care of New Market and lives in Woodstock, Virginia.

Charlottesville, VA – Torah - construed in its broadest sense - is the wisdom and the way that guides the Jewish people. Yoga is the practice of using breath and movement to enlighten body, mind, heart, and soul. Combine the two and you get Torah Yoga. Reporter Martha Woodroof attended a class in Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, VA – What are your real chances of winning the lottery? Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has found a physicist who doesn't play the lottery but who can shed some light on the odds of Lady Luck smiling on you.

Charlottesville, VA – One person's concerns with the Governor's support of increased coal mining. John Cruickshank is the Chair of the Piedmont Group of the Sierra Club.

Charlottesville, VA – Despite all the talk about equality in modern relationships, it should come as no surprise - at least to women - that most husbands are lagging behind in the housework department. But Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports that live-in boyfriends are another story.

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