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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Surprisingly Good Author

I won? Really?

When Staunton’s Cliff Garstang won a state-level award for his novel, What the Zhang Boys Knew, no one was more flabbergasted by this than he was. WMRA's Martha Woodroof meets the the 2013 Library of Virginia Award for Fiction honoree. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Got Feedback?

Have anything you’d like to say to some of Virginia’s top lawmakers?

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine on the McDonnells, Iran, Medicaid Expansion, and More

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is traveling across the state this week...

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Special Broadcast
4:00 pm
Mon January 20, 2014

MLK Special: Who Is This Man?

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, WMRA presents State of the Re:Union - Who Is This Man? at 3pm, Monday, January 20th.

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The Spark
6:19 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

A Twang Thang

Greg Tutwiler was working as a DJ and doing some writing when work sent him to MerleFest. Now he is the energy and expertise behind Americana Rhythm Magazine, whose mission is to “promote the culture of Americana music, its fans, its musicians, its venues, and its history.” 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Pondering Mars

NASA (Viking 1 Orbiter)

Ever wonder what’s up there on the Red Planet? For almost 40 years, "geomorphologist" Alan Howard has been studying similarities between the Earth and Mars.

And lately that research has been heating up.

Guest:
Alan D. Howard, Ph.D. - Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.

Additional Contributors:

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Is This Normal?

Below zero near the middle of the week... unseasonably warm by week’s end.  Have you been scratching your head of late and asking yourself, "Is this normal?"

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

New Laws for Virginia?

Mental Health and Ethics Reform are at the top of  the General Assembly’s agenda.

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Main Street Community Partnership
2:55 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Rockingham Fracking-Leases Issued?

Generic photo of a typical hydrofracking site. Image credit: US Geological Survey.

That and other lesser-known drilling and fracking tidbits (including the occasional Bergton drilling boom/s) are in an OldSouthHigh article by Andrew Jenner. 

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The Spark
2:14 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Adaptive Snowfest

Live music, a film narrated by Robert Redford about adaptive athletes, and demonstrations of adaptive equipment are among the items scheduled during Snowfest at Wintergreen Resort on the weekend of 11-12 Jan, 2014. WMRA's Martha Woodroof had a chat with long-time Wintergreen Adaptive Sports volunteer instructor Seth Whitten about the festival.

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