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
1:27 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Country Doc, Pipeline Hearings, Hemp-Hemp Hooray

A physician from Middlebrook receives the “Country Doctor of the Year” award at his church in Spotswood.  And, as WMRA's Luanne Austin reports, his second clinic is at a very "high traffic" location....  WMRA’s Andrew Jenner filed a couple of stories on legislation before this session of the General Assembly.  The first regards an issue about which many residents in the path of the proposed Dominion natural-gas pipeline say that they are not being heard when they raise concerns about its effect on their property.  At least two lawmakers in the General Assembly are responding to those concer

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Addicted Nurses
4:30 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Addicted Nurses: A Problem in Need of Better Solutions

The News Leader's Patricia Borns

The problem of addiction is certainly not a new one.

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Power Outage
4:43 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Power Outage Knocked WMRA Off Air Temporarily

Wednesday, November 26, power outages knocked our main signal off the air.

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Election Results
6:31 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Warner Claims Victory; Brat, Goodlatte Win

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner claimed victory over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

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News Leader's Calvin Trice
4:30 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Natural Gas Pipeline Fight Heats Up in Augusta

Calvin Trice, Government Reporter for the News Leader in Staunton.

Earlier this year Dominion Power Company proposed plans for the construction of a new natural gas pipeline.

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Improv at the Forbes
4:30 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Brad Sherwood, Embracing the Unexpected on Stage

You’ve probably seen Brad Sherwood, a regular cast member on the improvised, or improv, TV comedy hit Whose Line Is It Anyway.

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"Emergency" on Stage
5:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Solo Performer Beaty Brings "Emergency" to Forbes

Daniel Beaty plays more than 40 characters as a slave ship rises in front of the statue of Liberty in present-day New York City. 

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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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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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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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