Bob Leweke

News Director / Morning Edition Host

Bob Leweke is WMRA's News Director, Morning Edition host, and an assistant producer for Virginia Insight.

Before coming to public radio in 2003, Bob had worked for The Roanoke Times as a circulation manager and writer.  He later became a member of the communication faculty at Pikeville College in Kentucky, and at Bridgewater College in Virginia.  Bob is currently an adjunct instructor of communication at Blue Ridge Community College.  He holds degrees in communication and political science from Virginia Tech, and a doctorate in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

In his hours away from WMRA, Bob enjoys music, biking, reading and movie-watching, and spending time with his family doing all of the above.  You can follow him on Twitter @WMRAmorning.

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Camping "Up With People" -- in Harrisonburg

Most of us can remember a week spent as teenagers a little ways from home canoeing, hiking, swimming, playing softball, getting sunburned, and maybe getting homesick.

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WMRA News
7:08 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine, Others, Host Climate Hearing

On Monday, June 30, two Virginia Democrats teamed up with two Virginia Republicans in a hearing into combatting sea level rise along the eastern shore.

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WMRA News
1:52 pm
Wed June 25, 2014

Battle Lines Over Medicaid in Virginia Become Clearer

With the release of a new report today, Republicans in the House of Delegates drew a firm constitutional line against Governor Terry McAuliffe.

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Tue June 24, 2014

Ed Gillespie Campaign Seeks to Unseat Mark Warner

Ed Gillespie is a Republican political strategist, former Chairman of the Republican National Committee, and was also an advisor to President George W. Bush.

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WMRA News
6:26 am
Fri June 13, 2014

General Assembly Passes Budget, Ending Stalemate

Virginia Public Radio is reporting that the three-month budget impasse has ended. 

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Wed June 4, 2014

The American Liszt Society Festival Comes to Harrisonburg

Dr. Gabe Dobner

The American Liszt Society was founded 50 years ago to honor and promote the music of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt, with annual concerts and conferences around the country.

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Senator Mark Warner Calls For Shinseki to Resign

Virginia Senator Mark Warner yesterday called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The (Musical) Education of Ethan Bortnick

He’s been on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  He’s appeared on Oprah. 

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WMRA is My Source for...
1:08 pm
Sat March 15, 2014

The WMRA Listener Hour

Tell us why you love public radio on WMRA.

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Senator Tim Kaine on the McDonnells, Iran, Medicaid Expansion, and More

Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia is traveling across the state this week...

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