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, 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
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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