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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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WMRA News
3:42 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Venture Capital in a Down Economy

Charlottesville, VA – UVA's Darden business school attracts a lot of innovative entrepreneurial students dreaming of starting their own businesses and maturing them on rich infusions of venture capital. Now that the world's economy is shrinking Martha Woodroof explores the current viability of those Darden student dreams.

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WMRA News
10:43 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Local Government and Less Money

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's Governor is due to release a new set of budget plans, and since the economic down turn has already hit many local governments hard, many officials across the Commonwealth are feeling anxious about the Governor's coming announcement.

WMRA's Tom Graham reports.

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WMRA News
11:35 am
Sun December 7, 2008

The Hair Detective

Charlottesville, VA – Is it true that blonds have more fun?

A Virginia scientist can't answer that question but he can discuss her diet, where she lives, and maybe even her drug habits.

Nancy King has more.

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Civic Soapbox
3:10 am
Fri December 5, 2008

What Kind of Glasses Do You Wear? The Shockingly Unsubtle Subtext of a Smear

Harrisonburg, VA – Anthony Alentado lives in Harrisonburg.

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WMRA News
11:50 am
Sun November 30, 2008

The Road Less Traveled

Charlottesville, VA – If you don't have the time or opportunity to drive the longest road in Virginia, a new book that shares some of the legends and lore of Highway 58 is probably the next best thing.

Nancy King has more.

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