Bob Leweke

Interim News Director / Morning Edition Host

Bob Leweke is WMRA's Interim 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
6:26 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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Virginia Public Radio
6:40 am
Wed November 27, 2013

The 'Real' Thanksgiving?

As you plan this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, you might want to consider what the Pilgrims really ate.

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WMRA News
2:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

McAuliffe & Clinton Stumping in Virginia

Democractic Candidate for Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe on stage at JMU with former President Clinton
Terry Ward

Early Tuesday morning, October 29, 2013, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, along with President Bill Clinton, made a campaign stop at James Madison University in Harrisonburg as part of their “Putting Jobs First” tour.

Future Campaign Stops:

Wednesday, October 30 at 10:45am
Charlottesville
The Paramount Theater
Tickets link: here
 

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WMRA News
6:25 am
Thu September 5, 2013

Skyline Literacy and International Literacy Day

WMRA News (tw)

Since 1987, Skyline Literacy, based in Harrisonburg, has been working with adults who need help with reading and writing skills, applying for their GEDs, and even helping immigrants apply for citizenship.

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WMRA News
6:40 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Paulette Moore of Occupy Harrisonburg on OWS, One Year Later

The protests in New York City that came to be known as Occupy Wall Street began one year ago today, and spread to cities nationwide, including, last October, Harrisonburg.

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