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Selected peeks at some of a year of WMRA art. (Detail views; actual art may be larger.)

From 2006-2014, WMRA hosted art exhibits at the Harrisonburg facility.  WMRA plans to continue boosting the regional creative community in other ways.  Artists are also mentioned on-air occasionally during our news/interview shows (like The Spark).  Map to the sitePast exhibits.

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Around the Nation
4:37 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

L.A.'s Skid Row Tense After Fatal Police Shooting Of Homeless Man

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 4:58 pm

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Politics
4:23 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Sen. Mikulski, 'Ground-Breaker' For Women Legislators, Won't Seek Reelection

Mikulski, left, and her then-opponent Linda Chavez hold hands before the Maryland Senate candidates debate in 1986.
J. Scott Applewhite AP

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 5:15 pm

A surprise political announcement Monday — the longest-serving woman in Congress, Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, said she will not seek reelection next year. Mikulski was first elected to the House in 1976, and 10 years later, was elected to the Senate.

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History
4:23 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Ben Franklin's Famous 'Liberty, Safety' Quote Lost Its Context In 21st Century

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 4:58 pm

Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." That quote often comes up in the context of new technology and concerns about government surveillance. Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and the editor of Lawfare, tells NPR's Robert Siegel that it wasn't originally meant to mean what people think.

Science
4:23 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Science-Based Artist Gives Celebrity Tortoise A Second Life

Adam Cole NPR

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 4:58 pm

George Dante fell in love with taxidermy as a small child. His parents took him to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, and he couldn't tear his eyes away from the dioramas in the Hall of African Mammals.

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The Two-Way
4:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Judge Reduces Sentences For Amish Involved In Beard-Cutting Attacks

Sam Mullet stands in the front yard of his home in Bergholz, Ohio, in 2011. Mullet has now been sentenced to serve 10 years and nine months in jail.
Amy Sancetta AP

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 5:09 pm

A federal judge in Cleveland has reduced the sentences of 16 Amish men and women who were convicted of cutting the beards and hair of their detractors.

If you remember, an appeals court threw out their hate-crime convictions last summer, saying the attacks were fueled by "interpersonal and intra-family disagreements, not the victims' religious beliefs."

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Shots - Health News
3:34 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

Maria Fabrizio for NPR

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 4:58 pm

In the 1980s, Dr. Vincent Felitti, now director of the California Institute of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, discovered something potentially revolutionary about the ripple effects of child sexual abuse. He discovered it while trying to solve a very different health problem: helping severely obese people lose weight.

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The Two-Way
3:22 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Task Force Calls For Independent Probes Of Police-Involved Shootings

Originally published on Mon March 2, 2015 4:59 pm

Law enforcement agencies should measure community trust the same way they monitor crime rates. That's among the recommendations of a task force established after police-involved killings of unarmed black people in Ferguson, Mo., in Cleveland and on Staten Island, N.Y.

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Shots - Health News
3:18 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Take The ACE Quiz — And Learn What It Does And Doesn't Mean

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Source: CDC

An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be, and the higher your risk for later health problems. You can take the test below:

So, you've got your score. Now what?

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All Tech Considered
3:18 pm
Mon March 2, 2015

Tinder's Premium Dating App Will Cost You More If You're Older

Tinder is launching Tinder Plus, a new version of its app with added features including the ability to have another look at a potential match you swiped away.
Tinder

Tinder, the immensely popular dating app that lets users pick a potential match with just the swipe of a finger, launched a paid version this week in 140 countries. But there's a catch: Your age will determine how much you pay.

Tinder told NPR that U.S. users will pay $9.99 for Tinder Plus if they're under 30, and $19.99 per month if they're 30 and above. U.K. users between the ages of 18-27 will be charged 3.99 pounds per month, and users 28 and above will be charged 14.99 pounds per month.

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