Maurertown, VA – One person's thoughts on what we owe our armed services veterans. Larry Yates lives in Maurertown, Virginia. He has been an activist most of his life and currently works for the Virginia Organizing Project.

Extended Interview

Harrisonburg, VA – Woodroof: What made you want to leave Guatemala?

Well, I come from very poor, poor family. And we don't have opportunities for job over there. We don't have a good education. I have a lot of brothers over there and my mom. I give my sacrifice for them, you know. I am working for my family.

Charlottesville, VA – Toward the end of this month, college acceptance letters will start arriving in mailboxes of high school seniors across Virginia. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports it is "crunch time" for seniors and, as it turns out, for colleges too.

Charlottesville, VA – Thoughts about a brother's generosity. Dave Burton is an aquatic therapist at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville.

Information on organ donation can be obtained on these two websites:

Save 7 Lives

DMV Organ Donation Page

Richmond, VA – Without a tax increase, yet with additional funding for some popular programs, it looks like Virginia lawmakers may have solved the mystery of how to come up with a new state budget. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a capitol-beat newspaperman who's been tracking the latest developments.

Harrisonburg, VA – During the past quarter century he covered the world, reporting for the Miami Herald, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, then spent many years as Editor of U.S. News and World Report. As of just a few months ago, he began overseeing the news you hear from NPR, and his views about the state of journalism will be the focus of attention at a public forum in Lexington, Va., Friday, March 14. WMRA reporter Tom Graham spoke with NPR's Brian Duffy.

Harrisonburg, VA – In this essay, Kevin McTighe gives us his thoughts on the Middle East Peace Process. Kevin McTighe is a senior with the James Madison University Communications department.

If you're interested in hearing more ideas about a path to peace in the middle east, JMU is hosting a national debate on the topic on Thursday March, 13.

Charlottesville, VA – For nearly four centuries, oyster was "king" of the Chesapeake Bay — supporting industry and a way of life on Virginia's Eastern Shore. But by the 1980s, disease and pollution had nearly wiped out Virginia oysterbeds. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports that today there is a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered bi-valve.

Harrisonburg, VA – One mother's take on health care expense. Marcia Rempel Weaver is the mother of two school-aged children, and a student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

Charlottesville, VA – As Virginia's General Assembly races toward its scheduled adjournment this weekend, a monkey wrench appears to have been thrown in the works of one of its most contentious issues. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a State Capitol newspaper reporter who's been tracking the latest developments.

Charlottesville, VA – There's a new, highly noninvasive way to stop brain tumors available at the University of Virginia. Martha Woodroof has the story.

Charlottesville, VA – Governor Tim Kaine has declared April 2008 as "Financial Literacy Month." Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says there's a growing movement in Virginia that's pushing to teach kids all about money at a very early age. And it seems to be paying off.

Charlottesville, VA – One woman's thoughts on the difficulties of getting ahead. Sherrika Nowell lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and works for a non-profit.

Charlottesville, VA – Why do we have a 29th of February this year? WMRA's Tom Graham found an astro-physicist willing to give a refresher course on the standard explanation, plus some calendar revelations you likely had not heard before.

Charlottesville, VA – Homeowners who were hoping for property tax relief may be in for some disappointment. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke about that and other key Virginia legislative issues with Richmond Times Dispatch political analyst Jeff Schapiro.

Charlottesville, VA – Chances are quite good that the next time your dinner is interrupted by a telemarketer, the phone call is coming from India. An Indian-born film-maker, now teaching in Virginia, has made a documentary about New Delhi call centers. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has a look behind the scenes.

Charlottesville, VA – Politics, economics, and dating. Leslie Durr is with an advance practice nurse with a psychotherapist practice in Charlottesville.

Charlottesville, VA – A valley lawmaker is working to change the statute that prevents concealed weapons in places where alcohol is served. WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with a Charlottesville reporter who's been tracking the story.

Charlottesville, VA – WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with a Washington Post reporter who's tracking the latest on the Virginia state budget.