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Civic Soapbox
5:39 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Some Thoughts on Same-sex Marriage

Afton, VA – Ryan Wender lives in Afton, Virginia.

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WMRA News
5:37 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Legislative Priorities - Jill Vogel

Winchester, VA – When the 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens next week the overriding issue will be a multi-billion dollar deficit.

Each weekday morning, until the Assembly opens, we are talking with lawmakers from across the WMRA region about that deficit, as well as what they hope to see accomplished in the 45-day session.

WMRA's Tom Graham sits down to talk with Jill Vogel, the Senator from the 27th district.

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WMRA News
2:08 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Legislative Priorities - David Toscano

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's General Assembly opens its 2009 session next week and the big question on the minds of legislators is what government programs should not have their budgets cut.

In anticipation of the upcoming session, WMRA is talking with lawmakers from across the region about their priorities, and we begin this series with a General Assembly member who used to be Mayor of Charlottesville.

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Civic Soapbox
11:58 am
Fri January 2, 2009

First Principles

Staunton, VA – Brendan O'Connor grew up in Staunton and is working at the State Department while considering graduate school.

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Civic Soapbox
9:55 am
Fri December 26, 2008

Saltville Man

Harrisonburg, VA – Martha Woodroof is a reporter and editor of WMRA's Civic Soapbox.

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WMRA News
10:01 am
Sun December 21, 2008

Ten Cents a Dance

Charlottesville, VA – President-elect Barrack Obama is talking about a massive public works plan to put people back to work. Seven decades ago, another president used public works projects to get the economy moving... but the New Deal also accomplished some broad cultural goals.

Nancy King discovered that some of the New Deal's cultural efforts are still in evidence in Virginia.

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Civic Soapbox
3:31 am
Fri December 19, 2008

An Independent Spirit in Rockbridge County

Rockbridge, VA – Kate Buford extols the independent spirit of Rockbridge County residents.

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WMRA News
5:37 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Governor Kaine Announces More Cuts

Richmond, VA – Governor Tim Kaine met with key members of the Virginia General Assembly to announce more budget cuts.

WMRA's Tom Graham has a summary of those budget proposals, which would effect everything from state workers' pay to public schools.

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Civic Soapbox
4:41 am
Mon December 15, 2008

Gxojan Zamenhof-tagon

Harrisonburg, VA – Happy Esperanto Day from Jeremy Aldrich, a teacher in Harrisonburg.

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Civic Soapbox
4:16 am
Fri December 12, 2008

Reason for Optimism

Ivy, VA – Bob Belton lives in Ivy, where he gardens and fly fishes.

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