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One Person's Voice
6:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Jawan Shir

Harrisonburg, VA – Twenty-four-year old Jawan Shir is a citizen of Afghanistan.

He has lived through the Soviet occupation of his country and has been jailed by the Taliban.

Jawan is now in this country on a Fulbright scholarship, studying at James Madison University and WMRA's Martha Woodroof recently sat down with him to hear his story.

Transcript:

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Civic Soapbox
2:51 pm
Fri July 3, 2009

Uncles and Omaha Beach

Newport News, VA – Sam Heatwole was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley. He's now a teacher and voice specialist, living in Newport News. Two of his uncles landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day.

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WMRA News
7:25 pm
Wed July 1, 2009

The Ulysses Conundrum

Harrisonburg, VA – Virginians diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder now have a legal right to help direct their future care. In order to fashion this new law, legislators had to wrestle with something that came to be known as the "Ulysses Conundrum," in reference to the Homeric hero's encounter with the Sirens.

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Civic Soapbox
8:58 am
Fri June 26, 2009

Profession and Identity

Staunton, VA – Essayist Marta Szuba is unemployed and lives in Staunton.

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WMRA News
9:57 am
Sun June 21, 2009

The Gulf Stream

Harrisonburg, VA – The Gulf Stream, which courses through the ocean about 15 miles off of the coast of Virginia, is often called the weather-maker of the Atlantic.

But it also played a pivotal role in the early exploration of the Americas. Sarah McConnell, of the radio program With Good Reason, reports.

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Civic Soapbox
8:37 am
Fri June 19, 2009

Raising City Chickens

Harrisonburg, VA – Brian Martin Burkholder has lived in Harrisonburg for 6 years with his wife and 2 children. He is campus pastor of Eastern Mennonite University.

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Civic Soapbox
7:18 am
Fri June 12, 2009

The Pros and Cons of Air-Conditioning

Waynesboro, VA – Theresa Curry writes and lives in Waynesboro.

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One Person's Voice
10:36 am
Thu June 11, 2009

Charles Johnston Churchman, Jr.

Bridgewater – At the suggestion of WMRA listener Lorie Merrow, reporter Martha Woodroof spent time with Charles Johnston Churchman, Jr. who's an active member of the group Veterans for Peace.

Mr. Churchman was born in 1929, raised on the family farm near Staunton, has a masters in English from the University of Virginia, and served in the Korean War.

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WMRA News
11:32 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Victory Night in Charlottesville

Charlottesville – Garnering almost 50 per cent of the vote, State Senator Creigh Deeds beat out two opponents in the June 9th primary to become the Democratic nominee for Governor.

Here is an audio postcard from the Deeds victory party in Charlottesville.

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WMRA News
11:31 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Deeds' Come From Behind Win

Charlottesville – Creigh Deeds will be the Democratic Party's candidate for Governor this year. He won yesterday's primary vote by an overwhelming margin.

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