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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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Civic Soapbox
3:36 am
Fri April 24, 2009

An Emotional Little Essay...

Albemarle County, VA – Val Matthews lives in Albemarle County.

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One Person's Voice
2:44 am
Fri April 17, 2009

Bob Jones

Broadway, VA – Two years ago, 78-year old Bob Jones and his wife moved to Broadway, Virginia, to be closer to family.

Mr. Jones joined the Air Force at 17 and was in federal service for the next 36 years.

He then spent twelve years as a regional manager of his church's extensive welfare system before Parkinson's disease forced his retirement.

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Civic Soapbox
2:41 am
Fri April 17, 2009

A Rehab for Humanity

Harrisonburg, VA – Harvey Yoder lives in Harrisonburg.

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WMRA News
3:53 am
Thu April 16, 2009

A History of Government Power

Charlottesville, VA – A Charlottesville man would like to challenge your beliefs about the power of the federal government.

Especially if you think exceptional authority coming out of Washington is a new thing.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with UVA Historian Brian Balogh, the author of a new book on the history of government power titled, "Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America".

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WMRA News
6:13 am
Fri April 10, 2009

One Republican, One Democrat - General Assembly 2009

Harrisonburg, VA – With this past Wednesday's "veto session" now completed, Virginia's General Assembly has officially ended its work for the year. So what was accomplished?

WMRA's Tom Graham asked one Republican and one Democrat to share their perspective.

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Civic Soapbox
6:10 am
Fri April 10, 2009

A Challenge

Whitehall, Va – Mary Anna Dunn lives in Whitehall, Virginia.

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WMRA News
9:46 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Unemployment in Virginia - An Economist's View

Charlottesville, VA – The latest unemployment figures now show that the number of people out of work across the Commonwealth has just about doubled over the past year.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with University of Virginia Economist William Shobe to get some perspective.

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