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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WMRA News
2:08 pm
Mon June 27, 2011

Proposed Amphitheater for Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, VA – Is a downtown open-air amphitheater in Harrisonburg's future? Businessman David Miller hopes so. He recently proposed an amphitheater and park to be constructed near the Farmer's Market, and the project is open for public comment. Bob Leweke asked him how financing and operating the amphitheater would compare to the city's controversial Heritage Oaks Golf Course, which currently operates at a deficit.

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WMRA News
2:00 pm
Fri January 21, 2011

Liz Lerman Turns Science into Dance

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Harrisonburg, VA – The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange was founded nearly 35 years ago, and closes out its latest project, "Ferocious Beauty: Genome," January 23, 2011, at the Forbes Center for the Performing Arts at James Madison University. The show was inspired by the mapping of the human genome. Liz Lerman, founder of the Dance Exchange, talks about the unusual combination of science and dance.

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WMRA News
12:06 pm
Tue November 23, 2010

David Isay and the National Day of Listening

WMRA News
5:07 pm
Mon November 8, 2010

Predatory Lenders and Wall Street in 2008

Lexington, VA – The subprime mortgage crisis of 2008 involved more than just less-than-qualified applicants eager for a deal on a mortgage. Some lenders engaged in fraudulent practices designed to deceive homeowners and mortgage brokers. Earlier, Bob Leweke asked Mike Hudson, a reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, for examples of these subprime predatory sales practices.

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WMRA News
2:59 pm
Thu June 24, 2010

Handley Regional Library Budget Woes

Winchester, VA – Monday evening on All Things Considered you may remember hearing about the results of a study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which found that public libraries nationwide continue to expand their digital services while facing budget cuts and shortened operating hours. And libraries in our area are no exception.

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WMRA News
2:31 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Ed Clark Tours the Gulf of Mexico

Waynesboro, VA – Ed Clark is the president and co-founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia near Waynesboro.

He recently returned from a 6-day trip to the Gulf of Mexico, sponsored by the Humane Society, to get a first-hand look at the damage to wildlife and to the habitat there.

On tours by helicopter and by boat, Clark traveled along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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WMRA News
8:41 am
Tue March 2, 2010

Budget Update from the General Assembly

Harrisonburg, VA – With under two weeks to go to meet the deadline for finalizing a new state budget, Virginia's General Assembly begins deliberations on what will be cut.

WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with Bob Leweke about what has been proposed so far.

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