7:57 am
Thu November 12, 2009

Rethinking Philanthropy

Charlottesville, VA – James A Joseph, a professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a philanthropic expert, is coming to Charlottesville to help celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

In anticipation of his Mr. Joseph's visit, Bob Leweke spoke to him about philanthropy and asked about the difference between making a small donation and the idea of philanthropy, which some people see as the privilege of the rich.

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Civic Soapbox
4:56 pm
Fri November 6, 2009

Piracy and the Recording Industry of America

Harrisonburg, VA – Ted Ghaffarian is a student at James Madison University.

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8:38 am
Thu November 5, 2009

2009 Election Perspective

Richmond, VA – If you were happy with this week's election in Virginia, you probably want to know what Republicans did right so they can do it again in the future.

If you're not happy, you may want to know what Democrats did wrong so they can avoid it in the future.

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One Person's Voice
4:37 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Robert Brandon Smith III

Charlottesville – Democrats all over the country felt the heat in in the recent local and state elections.

In Central Virginia, Democratic incumbent David Toscano faced a challenge from Independent Party candidate Robert Brandon Smith the Third. One of the most remarkable things about Smith's candidacy was the fact that he is homeless.

Smith ultimately lost his bid for the 57th district seat but he did garner 21% of the vote.

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Civic Soapbox
4:54 pm
Fri October 30, 2009

Career Switchers

Charlottesville, VA – Bob Boucheron is an architect living in Charlottesville.

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4:10 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Polling the Governor's Race

Harrisonburg, VA – Tuesday, November 3rd, voters across the Commonwealth will choose Virginia's next Governor.

A number of statewide polls are predicting a major victory for Virginia Republicans.

How dependable are those predictions?

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with political scientist Bob Roberts to get some perspective.

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Civic Soapbox
10:23 am
Fri October 23, 2009

Here, Now: A Perspective on My Generation

Harrisonburg, VA – Alex Sharp is a Senior at James Madison University.

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4:06 pm
Tue October 20, 2009

Theory of Evolution

Harrisonburg, VA – There's a lot of controversy surrounding the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools. sSo what, exactly, is the Theory of Evolution?

National Academy of Sciences information on teaching the Theory of Evolution

Information about Dr. Labov's presentation, October 21, 2009 at James Madison University

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Civic Soapbox
3:35 pm
Fri October 16, 2009

A Mandate from the Department of Education

Harrisonburg, VA – Margee Greenfield lives in Harrisonburg.

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3:18 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Candidates for Governor Debate

Richmond, VA – Virginia's two major party candidates for governor faced off in debate, Monday October 12th, in Richmond.

WMRA's Tom Graham has highlights from the debate.

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