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11:43 am
Thu May 14, 2009

The Saga of Washington and Lee's Long-lost Library Book

Lexington, VA – An 1864 edition of Volume 1 of The War in the Peninsula and the South of France by W.F.P. Napier is nothing special in and of itself, but the story of its theft and return to Washington and Lee University's Leland Library has made it famous.

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WMRA News
2:27 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Pat Mullins and Virginia's Republican Party

Richmond, VA – Pat Mullins is a 71 year old semi-retired insurance executive who lives in Louisa County.

He was recently named Chairman of the Virginia Republican Party.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with Mr. Mullins to ask about his plans for a political organization that has been torn by internal strife.

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One Person's Voice
5:28 pm
Tue May 12, 2009

Tommie Branch

Harrsonburg, VA – Tommie Branch grew up in Franklin County, one of seven children who slept in one bed.

An African American, he lived through grinding poverty and blatant racism that he now writes songs about.

 

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WMRA News
10:17 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Mothers Day - A History

Richmond, VA – Ed Ayers is President of the University of Richmond, and an historian who has written many books about 19th Century America.

Recently he spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham about the origins of Mothers Day.

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Civic Soapbox
10:13 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Young Women and Body Image

Farmville, VA – Colleen Whitney is a senior at Longwood University.

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WMRA News
4:30 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

7 Confirmed Casses of N1H1 at Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA – The number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu in the state is now 11, according to the Virgina Department of Health.

Seven are from the Washington and Lee University community.

Martha Woodroof speaks with Jeff Hanna, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Washington and Lee University.

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Civic Soapbox
3:45 pm
Tue May 5, 2009

Being Neighborly

Charlottesville, VA – Jeff Holt is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia Medical School.

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Civic Soapbox
2:14 pm
Fri May 1, 2009

A World-Wide Phenomenon

Lexington, VA – Ed Dooley lives in Lexington.

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WMRA News
6:25 pm
Wed April 29, 2009

Virginia Republicans Seek New Leadership

Richmond, VA – Virginia Republicans meet this weekend to choose a new leader for their state party organization.

However, it's looking like whoever is chosen may not be keeping the job for long.

WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with Anita Kumar, a Washington Post reporter who has been following the story.

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One Person's Voice
3:59 pm
Tue April 28, 2009

Inman Majors

Harrisonburg, VA – Novelist Inman Majors teaches creative writing at JMU.

Major's is a Tennessean by birth. His uncle was legendary University of Tennessee football coach Johnny Mayors, and his father had a forty year career as a lobbyist in Nashville.

Inman Major's grew up in Knoxville, and his third novel, The Millionaires, is steeped in the changing South of his childhood. The book is a sprawling story of family and greed.

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