By Tom Graham
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.
By Martha Woodroof
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.
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.
By Colleen Whitney
Farmville, VA – Colleen Whitney is a senior at Longwood 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.
By Jeff Holt
Charlottesville, VA – Jeff Holt is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Virginia Medical School.
By Ed Dooley
Lexington, VA – Ed Dooley lives in Lexington.
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.
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.
By Val Matthews
Albemarle County, VA – Val Matthews lives in Albemarle County.