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11:24 am
Mon June 30, 2008

The Special Session On Transportation - A Status Report

Richmond, VA – The issue of raising taxes is still officially on the agenda before a Special Session of the Virginia General Assembly. All last week, members of the state Senate and the House of Delegates debated proposals for fixing the Commonwealth's transportation problems. WMRA's Tom Graham spent most of the week at the State Capitol tracking that debate.

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WMRA News
1:44 am
Sun June 29, 2008

Immigration

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's foreign-born population topped half-a-million in the year 2000. Many immigrant and refugee families often experience a serious culture clash between parents and children - whether they hail from Afghanistan or Zambia. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has more.

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Civic Soapbox
4:18 am
Fri June 27, 2008

The Value of Staying Undefined

Albemarle County – Avoiding the Siren song of societal approval. Katie Read just graduated from Western Albemarle High School.

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WMRA News
8:39 am
Mon June 23, 2008

Preparing for the Special Session -- Part 3

Richmond, VA – Whether or not your taxes should go up will be the key issue when Virginia's General Assembly opens a Special Session.

As WMRA's Tom Graham reports, those in the legislature who favor tax increases have found an unusual ally in Hugh Keogh, president of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce.

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WMRA News
11:15 am
Sun June 22, 2008

Flowers & Pollution

Charlottesville, VA – Flowers may still smell sweet to our human noses, but the bees are having a tougher time trying to locate that rose in your garden. Nancy King, with the radio program "With Good Reason," says air pollution is compromising the fragrance of flowers.

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WMRA News
4:49 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Preparing for the Special Session -- Part 2

Richmond, VA – According to one respected political analyst, when Virginia lawmakers gather for a special session of the General Assembly next week, fixing the state's transportation system will not be the only issue at hand. WMRA's Tom Graham has more.

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Civic Soapbox
2:48 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Critical Age Passage Syndrome

Augusta, WV – Jack Newhouse is a teacher who lives in Augusta, West Virginia.

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WMRA News
8:36 am
Wed June 18, 2008

The Local Impact of High Fuel Prices

Harrisonburg, VA – Jeffrey Lacker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond pointed out in a speech this Monday that the large increases in food and energy prices are dampening the growth of real income in this country. WMRA's Martha Woodroof takes a look at the specific impact these increases are having on some Harrisonburg businesses.

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WMRA News
7:42 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Preparing for the Special Session -- Part 1

Richmond, VA – Will taxes go up? Will congestion get worse? Will it take longer to get a pothole fixed? Those are among the questions Virginia's General Assembly is being asked to address in a Special Session on Transportation that begins next week. This week -- WMRA's Tom Graham is talking with a series of specialists who've been watching transportation issues closely. The first of those observers is a former political reporter who now heads a public policy institute.

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WMRA News
11:34 am
Sun June 15, 2008

Good to Great for Non-Profits

Charlottesville, VA – The non-profit sector of the American economy continues to outstrip the growth of the business sector and the government. But Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports on some growing pains within the community.

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