Marguerite Gallorini

Freelance Reporter

Marguerite is a French journalist and a Sorbonne Nouvelle graduate. She has two Master's degrees - one in bilingual journalism, and one in international studies, and she spent one semester at New York University. Her research has included cultural identity and diaspora studies, and media studies, and she wrote two theses on the historical role newspapers played in the making of their countries' history in the early 20th century (in Ireland and the U.S.).

It is through friendships made at NYU that she ended up at WMRA. Before all that, she studied a year in Greece as part of her bachelor in sociology, to practice the little modern Greek she learned at university. Since then, Greece has remained in her heart and mind... and going back there for good is a (not so) secret wish of hers.

She also took summer classes in general journalism at the London School of Journalism, after having backpacked a month in Ireland for a project related to Ireland's war-themed music legacy. Marguerite is a fan of The Dropkick Murphys, by the way.

She likes to say that she plays alto saxophone - but, really, she is ashamed to say that, since she never sticks to practicing on a regular basis.  But she can proudly say she used to play the oboe very well for seven years.

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Former Albemarle NAACP director Rick Turner spoke at Saturday’s monthly Democratic Breakfast about racial disparities in the education system. He and other panelists talked about how school discipline practices lead to disproportionate discipline for racial minorities, and ultimately, to increased contact with the criminal justice system. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports.

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Monday evening, the Jefferson School's African-American Heritage Center hosted a Community Conversation to talk about Saturday's violence in the city, and how to move forward.  WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini was there.

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Charlottesville’s Police Department is again under heavy criticism. After last month’s KKK rally, some blamed the police for taking an over-militarized, aggressive approach towards protesters. Now, some are saying the police erred in the other direction, and in many instances of disorder did nothing. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports.

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As crowds were beginning to disperse after Saturday’s rally of white nationalists, neo-Nazis and KKK members in Charlottesville, a car plunged into a crowd of peaceful counter-protesters near the downtown mall.  One woman was killed, and 19 others in the street were injured.  WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini was there when it happened.

In July, a committee of scientists and legal experts chaired by UVa law professor Richard Bonnie, made several recommendations to address the opioid problem. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini talked to him and some Charlottesville-area health care professionals about the report, and about possible solutions.

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The Chihamba African American Cultural Arts Festival will launch its 28th edition this week, Thursday through Saturday. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini has this preview.

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Of the 15 residents speaking at last night’s city council meeting in Charlottesville, 13 complained about the militarization of the Charlottesville police at the KKK counter-protests on July 8th.  WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports.

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Former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe Thomas Oliphant spoke at the Miller Center of Public Affairs yesterday to discuss John F. Kennedy’s continued legacy on the 100th anniversary of his birth on May 29. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini was there.

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How can the environmental community unite to make a difference at the grassroots level?  Answering that question was the goal of the Annual Choose Clean Water Coalition Conference, which convened Wednesday and Thursday in Charlottesville.  And as WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports, participants regarded past successes as a guide for the future of environmental activism.

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Patients waiting for hours, doctors delayed, missing patient files ... These are common health care scenarios that could be improved with a better communication system. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini talked to three business students at UVa about their new app, Tandem Medical, designed to solve these problems.

Charlottesville City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to sell to the highest bidder the Robert E. Lee statue that has been the subject of so much controversy.  In February, Council had voted by the same margin to remove the monument from Lee Park – a controversial vote that spurred a lawsuit against the City Council, limiting its action for now.  WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports.

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It’s billed as a week of innovation and art, with Charlottesville itself as the canvas.  The sixth annual Tom Tom Founders Festival is happening this week in Charlottesville. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini has the story.

Courtesy of Chloe Bertholon

During her summer internship at WMRA Marguerite Gallorini, who is from France, has been exploring the differences, and similarities, between the ways that Americans and the French approach today’s world.  In the last few weeks, that’s included the global refugee crisis, and how we view work and vacation time.  Today, Marguerite has some insight on how the American presidential election campaign is being viewed from the French perspective.

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During this American election year, NPR has been exploring how people in other countries view the United States.  WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini gets the reaction of French immigrants to the U.S., in particular how they feel about a distinctly different approach the two countries take to work life and vacation time.

Courtesy University of Virginia

It has been known for some time that immune cells and their signals can induce changes in our central nervous systems -- or CNS. But the link between the immune system and social behavior was unknown – until recently, thanks to new research out of Charlottesville. WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini reports.

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