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2:23 am
Fri March 14, 2008

Living With My Brother's Kidney

Charlottesville, VA – Thoughts about a brother's generosity. Dave Burton is an aquatic therapist at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center in Charlottesville.

Information on organ donation can be obtained on these two websites:

Save 7 Lives

DMV Organ Donation Page

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WMRA News
4:43 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Virginia Lawmakers Reach Budget Agreement

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.

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WMRA News
2:28 am
Thu March 13, 2008

WMRA Interview with NPR Managing Editor Brian Duffy

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.

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Civic Soapbox
2:23 am
Wed March 12, 2008

Thoughts on the Middle East Peace Process

Harrisonburg, VA – In this essay, Kevin McTighe gives us his thoughts on the Middle East Peace Process. Kevin McTighe is a senior with the James Madison University Communications department.

If you're interested in hearing more ideas about a path to peace in the middle east, JMU is hosting a national debate on the topic on Thursday March, 13.

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WMRA News
1:27 am
Sun March 9, 2008

Aw Shucks... Oysters in Virginia

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.

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Civic Soapbox
2:22 am
Fri March 7, 2008

Health Care: A Losing Lottery Ticket

Harrisonburg, VA – One mother's take on health care expense. Marcia Rempel Weaver is the mother of two school-aged children, and a student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

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WMRA News
4:15 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Virginia General Assembly - Final Days

Charlottesville, VA – As Virginia's General Assembly races toward its scheduled adjournment this weekend, a monkey wrench appears to have been thrown in the works of one of its most contentious issues. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a State Capitol newspaper reporter who's been tracking the latest developments.

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WMRA News
1:21 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Racquetball <i>Interruptus</i>: The Story of One Man's Brain Tumor Treatment

Charlottesville, VA – There's a new, highly noninvasive way to stop brain tumors available at the University of Virginia. Martha Woodroof has the story.

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WMRA News
2:13 am
Sun March 2, 2008

Chocolate Economics

Charlottesville, VA – Governor Tim Kaine has declared April 2008 as "Financial Literacy Month." Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says there's a growing movement in Virginia that's pushing to teach kids all about money at a very early age. And it seems to be paying off.

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Civic Soapbox
2:22 am
Fri February 29, 2008

Living in Public Housing

Charlottesville, VA – One woman's thoughts on the difficulties of getting ahead. Sherrika Nowell lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and works for a non-profit.

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