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, cycling, reading and movie-watching, and spending time with his family doing all of the above.  You can follow him on Twitter @WMRAmorning.


Second Look
3:19 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

Alcohol and Homelessness... Music Feeds Us... Open Science... Epigenetics

Alcoholism does not define Richard Rose, but his life has certainly been shaped by the addiction.

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Second Look
2:13 pm
Fri April 10, 2015

Tough, But Broken... Pipeline Air Force... Pipeline Upside?

Through disability, abuse and addiction, Sarah Blackwell relies on faith.  WMRA’s Kara Lofton has her story.

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Second Look
1:06 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

What's Ailing the Orchardgrass?... Homeless in Charlottesville... Skating Away in Rockbridge

WMRA’s Andrew Jenner took a deep look at the problems with something called orchardgrass...

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Second Look
12:41 pm
Fri March 27, 2015

Reclaiming the Night Sky.... Tech "Meetups".... Fracking Denied

WMRA's Matt Bingay sat down with JMU professor Paul Bogard earlier this week to talk about our modern day problems with light pollution and the solutions our communities might embrace....

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Heifetz On Tour
1:35 pm
Tue March 24, 2015

Heifetz Stars Return to Perform in the Valley

(l-r) Pianist Carlos Avila, violinist Yezu Woo, and cellist Zlatomir Fung in the WMRA studio
Matt Bingay
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Second Look
1:55 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Obenshain Challenger; The Homeless (Part 1); A Suitcase Clinic

Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has a new challenger this fall for his state senate seat representing part of the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the story....

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Second Look
1:23 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Staunton's Eclectic Music; Women After Jail; Writer Erika Raskin

The second part of our series on the arts scene in Staunton focuses on music.  And WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us there....

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Making the Transition
1:43 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

After Jail, Women Struggle to Live

After serving several months at the Middle River Regional Jail, Sudana Wilmott is getting some help in setting new goals for her future.
Courtesy of the News Leader

Women are a relatively small proportion of the incarcerated population in Virginia.  But that number is growing, and growing faster than the rate of male incarceration.

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Second Look
12:27 pm
Sat March 7, 2015

Charlottesville's Beating Heart; Dynamic Piano Duo; Pipeline Upside?

Since the Dave Matthews Band and before, music is part of the beating heart of Charlottesville.  WMRA's Sefe Emokpae takes us on a tour.... 

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3:41 pm
Tue March 3, 2015

Bloody Knuckles and Poked Eyes: These Two Play Rough

Classical piano duo (Greg) Anderson & (Elizabeth) Roe
Credit Courtesy the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts

Some of their music videos have more than 1 million views on YouTube.  Not bad for a classical music piano duo.

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