Bob Leweke

Morning Edition Host

Bob Leweke, WMRA’s Morning Edition host, is also 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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The Spark
12:13 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Mining the History of Nelson and Albemarle

Photo credit: Charlie Woodroof

Sculptor Kierk Ashemore-Sorensen is part owner of Alberene Soapstone Company and knows a lot about the history of soapstone mining in Nelson and Albemarle County.

The Spark
12:10 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Jessie Knadler: Finding Herself in Rockbridge County

Former NYC magazine writer Jessie Knadler (shown with baby June) left the bright lights and big city for a man, bungalow and eight acres in Rockbridge county. And in the process found herself...

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The Spark
12:54 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Sculpting the Past

Coming up Friday, May 25, at Noon.

Sculptor Kierk Ashmore-Sorensen is part owner, and the institutional memory, of Alberene Soapstone Company in Schuyler, Virginia.

WMRA News
6:00 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Arun Gandhi: Lessons from Grandfather Mahatma

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, talks about lessons learned from his grandfather.

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WMRA News
6:20 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Mock Convention Time at Washington & Lee

Just about every four years since 1908, the students at Washington and Lee have staged a mock convention to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power… and this year that’s the Republicans.

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WMRA News
6:20 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen on Running for the Senate

Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen is the expected Republican nominee for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat in November, the same seat he held until his defeat for re-election in 2006. He recently spoke about the issues in this year’s campaign, and about the federal government's role is in creating jobs.

WMRA News
11:38 am
Thu November 24, 2011

National Day of Listening 2011

Harrisonburg, VA – Four years ago, the StoryCorps folks came up with the idea of encouraging Americans to take an hour on the day after Thanksgiving and record a conversation with a loved one. I talked with the founder of StoryCorps, David Isay, about the National Day of Listening, and what's new about this year's event.

National Day of Listening

 

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WMRA News
2:27 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Occupy Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA – We recently met one of the organizers of the Occupy Harrisonburg movement. For about three weeks, there's been a similar group of protesters in Lee Park in Charlottesville. I asked Zac Fabian, one of the organizers there, how the Charlottesville protests got started, and how he got involved.

Occupy Charlottesville on Facebook

 

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WMRA News
2:28 pm
Wed November 2, 2011

Occupy Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, VA – The Occupy Wall Street Movement has spread around the country, including to cities in Virginia. I recently talked to Paulette Moore, one of the participants who has helped organize the protests at Court Square in Harrisonburg, and I asked her how it all got started.

Occupy Harrisonburg on Facebook

 

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Morning Edition

Waking up is hard to do, but it's easier with NPR's Morning Edition. National hosts Renée Montagne and Steve Inskeep, and local host Bob Leweke, bring the day's stories and news to radio listeners on the go. Morning Edition provides news in context, airs thoughtful ideas and commentary, and reviews important new music, books, and events in the arts. All with voices and sounds that invite you to experience the stories.

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