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10:59 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Precious Refreshment

Precious Refreshment

Charlottesville – With the growing interest in eating locally-produced and sustainable foods, some true believers think the timing is just about perfect for Virginia apple cider to make a come-back.

Nancy King attended a cider-making workshop recently at Monticello, and has this report.

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WMRA News
11:48 am
Sun October 5, 2008

Sustainability

Charlottesville, VA – In the past 24-months, more and more American businesses have hopped on board the "green" bandwagon. Nancy King says the University of Virginia's own graduate business school wants to lead the way to a greener corporate America... starting with its own house.

With Good Reason

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Civic Soapbox
1:31 am
Fri October 3, 2008

Open Your Mind

Albemarle County – Val Matthews lives in Albemarle County.

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WMRA News
9:54 am
Tue September 30, 2008

Impending Budget Cuts for Virginia

Impending Budget Cuts for Virginia

Richmond, VA – As you may have heard, the economic downturn is having an impact on Virginia Government and Governor Kaine could be announcing layoffs soon.

WMRA's Tom Graham talks with Ric Brown, a member of the Governor's cabinet, about piecing together the major cuts needed in the state budget.

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WMRA News
10:47 am
Sun September 28, 2008

Torture: The Lexington Principles

Lexington, VA – No matter who gets elected in November, both candidates have indicated they are ready to re-visit the United States' policy regarding interrogation and torture. The new president may very well rely on a set of guiding principles coming out of Lexington, Virginia.

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Civic Soapbox
5:15 am
Fri September 26, 2008

Community Organizing is No Joke

Community Organizing is No Joke

Charlottesville, VA – Karen Waters is Executive Director of the Quality Community Council in Charlottesville.

 

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WMRA News
3:52 am
Thu September 25, 2008

The Hispanic Vote in Virginia

Richmond, VA – When it comes to politics, there are some ethnic groups that have long been known to favor one party over another.

A new report shows that Hispanics have been growing in numbers in Virginia, but now it seems many may not vote as expected.

WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Jim Nolan, who's been following the latest developments.

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WMRA News
2:55 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Breakfasting Politicos

Civic Soapbox
5:01 am
Fri September 19, 2008

The Lipstick Wars

Harrisonburg, VA – Sarah O'Connor shares her thoughts about the "Lipstick Wars".

Sarah lives and votes in Harrisonburg.

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WMRA News
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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