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4:19 pm
Fri September 4, 2009

Leaving Town for College: A Reminiscence

Charlottesville, VA – Grace Ivory Zisk graduated from Syracuse University in 1952. She has lived in Charlottesville for 25 years.

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WMRA News
11:44 am
Tue September 1, 2009

The New Confusion over the Meaning of the Word "Publish"

Harrisonburg, VA – What does it mean to publish these days?

Will print outlets consider work that's been on the Internet?

When, exactly, does publication take place?

WMRA's Martha Woodroof tried to figure this out.

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Civic Soapbox
9:47 am
Fri August 28, 2009

Scare Tactics and Health Care Reform

Free Union, VA – Denise Zito lives in Free Union.

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WMRA News
8:20 am
Thu August 27, 2009

Doing Business in the 'Burg

Harrisonburg, VA – It's nerve-wracking to start a business in the best of economic times, and 2009, economically speaking, has been characterized as the worst time since the great depression.

Up to June this year, 56 new business licenses were issued by the City of Harrisonburg.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof takes a look at what it's like to go into business this year in, and around, the Burg.

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WMRA News
5:46 pm
Wed August 26, 2009

Taxing Fat

Charlottesville, VA – A new University of Virginia study, conducted with the Washington based Urban Institute offers a host of suggestions for combating America's obesity crisis, including a change in tax structure that would make healthy eating less expensive, and unhealthy foods harder to come by.

Dr. Tim Garson, a pediatric cardiologist, is one of the authors. Dr. Garson also serves as Provost at UVA.

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Civic Soapbox
1:47 pm
Fri August 21, 2009

Health Care Reform and Pre-existing Conditions

Harrisonburg, VA – Lara Sokoloff lives in Harrisonburg.

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WMRA News
9:42 pm
Wed August 19, 2009

Virginia Responds to the Supreme Court

Richmond, VA – A new law governing a critical aspect of criminal court procedure has been approved by Virginia's General Assembly.

The State Senate and House of Delegates went into an unusual special session Wednesday, August 19 to enact the new measure.

The emergency session was in response to a recent US Supreme Court decision governing when and how scientific or forensic evidence can be submitted in a criminal trial.

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Civic Soapbox
9:31 am
Fri August 14, 2009

Word Games

Dillwyn, VA – Janet Miller puts words together in Dillwyn.

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WMRA News
6:16 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

A Safety Corrider For I-81

Richmond, VA – Todd Gilbert is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Shenandoah County. It was in his region that a series of tractor trailer related crashes closed down interstate 81 for more than 12 hours one day late last month.

One of those crashes killed two people when their passenger vehicle burst into flames.

Gilbert says that kind of tragedy has been happening "just too often" in his district.

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Civic Soapbox
6:04 pm
Fri August 7, 2009

Thoughts on Health Care Reform

Afton, VA – Larry Stopper is a self-employed business owner living in Afton.

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