Maurertown, VA – One person's thoughts on what we owe our armed services veterans. Larry Yates lives in Maurertown, Virginia. He has been an activist most of his life and currently works for the Virginia Organizing Project.
Harrisonburg, VA – Woodroof: What made you want to leave Guatemala?
Well, I come from very poor, poor family. And we don't have opportunities for job over there. We don't have a good education. I have a lot of brothers over there and my mom. I give my sacrifice for them, you know. I am working for my family.
Charlottesville, VA – Toward the end of this month, college acceptance letters will start arriving in mailboxes of high school seniors across Virginia. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports it is "crunch time" for seniors and, as it turns out, for colleges too.
Richmond, VA – Without a tax increase, yet with additional funding for some popular programs, it looks like Virginia lawmakers may have solved the mystery of how to come up with a new state budget. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a capitol-beat newspaperman who's been tracking the latest developments.
Harrisonburg, VA – During the past quarter century he covered the world, reporting for the Miami Herald, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, then spent many years as Editor of U.S. News and World Report. As of just a few months ago, he began overseeing the news you hear from NPR, and his views about the state of journalism will be the focus of attention at a public forum in Lexington, Va., Friday, March 14. WMRA reporter Tom Graham spoke with NPR's Brian Duffy.
Charlottesville, VA – For nearly four centuries, oyster was "king" of the Chesapeake Bay — supporting industry and a way of life on Virginia's Eastern Shore. But by the 1980s, disease and pollution had nearly wiped out Virginia oysterbeds. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports that today there is a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered bi-valve.