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3:08 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Election Polling May Leave Out Young and Poor Voters

Harrisonburg, VA – Election polling may not be accurate because young people and poor voters may be left out of telephone surveys, according to Bob Roberts, professor of political science at James Madison University in Virginia.

Many young people do not have landline phones, so they are not reachable by survey groups that use lists of home landline phone numbers, Roberts said.

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WMRA News
10:37 am
Sun September 14, 2008

Accents

Charlottesville, VA – Contrary to what many believe, strong regional accents are still very much a part of the American cultural landscape. Nancy King found a Virginia linguist who is collecting and categorizing different accents.

With Good Reason

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Civic Soapbox
5:07 am
Fri September 12, 2008

Ten Good Things We Can Do For Our Country

Harrisonburg, VA – Harvey Yoder is a counselor at Family Life Resource Center in Harrisonburg.

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WMRA News
5:13 am
Thu September 11, 2008

The Science Behind the Pentagon Memorial

Charlottesville, VA – In northern Virginia, a new memorial is now open that honors those who died in the Pentagon attacks of September 11th, 2001.

The memorial was made possible, in part, by the work of University of Virginia Materials Scientist, Rob Kelly.

WMRA's Tom Graham Reports.

Pentagon Memorial

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WMRA News
10:43 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Responding to Job Loss in Virginia

Luray, VA – It's no secret that the worsening American economy is triggering job layoffs.

However, the pattern of layoffs in 2008 is causing unforeseen bureaucratic complications.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof reports.

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Civic Soapbox
5:06 am
Tue September 9, 2008

Supermarket Sweep

Charlottesville, VA – Erika Raskin gives her thoughts on the Supermarket Sweep. She's a writer living in Charlottesville.

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WMRA News
8:22 am
Mon September 1, 2008

How Is Hurricane Preparation Going from a Virginia Point of View?

Charlottesville, VA – Mark Eggeman is Virginia's search and rescue coordinator - a post he also held during Katrina. Has anything really changed in the last three years, from his professional point of view? Martha Woodroof caught up with Mr. Eggeman on his cell phone.

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WMRA News
11:30 am
Sun August 31, 2008

Private Speech

Charlottesville, VA – Parents and teachers shouldn't worry when pre-schoolers talk to themselves; in fact, they should encourage it. Nancy King has more on chatty children.

With Good Reason

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Civic Soapbox
5:08 am
Fri August 29, 2008

Energy Dependence and Independence

Afton, VA – Thoughts on energy dependence and independence. Larry Stopper lives in Afton.

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WMRA News
11:53 am
Wed August 27, 2008

School Anxiety

Richmond, VA – Whether the first day of school is already behind you, or still a few days out, one researcher says this can be a challenging time of year for children.

WMRA's Tom Graham reports.

VCU Anxiety Clinic

VCU Michael Southam-Gerow Profile

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