Martha Woodroof

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The Spark
3:42 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Mark Cline

Mark Cline is best known for making huge fanciful creations out of fiber glass, which show up everywhere from Dinosaur Land to Broadway.

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The Spark
12:06 pm
Fri September 2, 2011

Singer/Songwriter George Washburne

George Washburne

18 year old singer/songwriter, George Washburne shares his hopes and dreams for a career in music.

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WMRA News
4:54 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

The Country Store

Batesville, VA – A good definition of the space between a rock and a hard place might be the economic viability of a traditional Virginia country store. Once the heartbeat of farming communities' commerce and conversation, these old-fashioned emporiums have become endangered by rural Virginians increasing mobility. So, the question facing rural communities is how to keep "the country store" conversation going if "the country store" commerce is going elsewhere.

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WMRA News
4:13 pm
Tue April 12, 2011

Remembering Pete Hill

Culpeper, VA – History is riddled with mistakes.

One of these mistakes, concerning the birthplace of Pete Hill, a Baseball Hall of Fame baseball player you've probably never heard of, was corrected recently with the unveiling of a new historical marker by the side of the road in Culpeper.

For Virginia Public Radio, Martha Woodroof reports.

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WMRA News
5:17 pm
Tue February 8, 2011

Western State Hospital

Staunton – The Tucson shootings highlighted the need to improve mental health services nationwide.

Western State Hospital has long been Virginia's "last resort" for the severely mentally ill, but thanks to new drug therapies and recovery-focused treatment plans, today's hospital bears little resemblance to the place once known as Western Lunatic Asylum.

Martha Woodroof offers this update.

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WMRA News
2:35 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

VMRC 26th District Candidate Forum

Harrisonburg, VA – Martha Woodroof moderated the 26th District Candidate Forum at VMRC Friday, May 28th.

Democrat Kai Degner and Independent Carolyn Frank were in attendance, Republican Tony Wilt did not attend.

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One Person's Voice
4:37 pm
Wed November 4, 2009

Robert Brandon Smith III

Charlottesville – Democrats all over the country felt the heat in in the recent local and state elections.

In Central Virginia, Democratic incumbent David Toscano faced a challenge from Independent Party candidate Robert Brandon Smith the Third. One of the most remarkable things about Smith's candidacy was the fact that he is homeless.

Smith ultimately lost his bid for the 57th district seat but he did garner 21% of the vote.

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One Person's Voice
8:25 am
Thu October 1, 2009

Jessica Penner

Harrisonburg, VA – In this installment of WMRA's One Person's Voice, you'll meet Jessica Penner, a young woman who was born with a disease that causes bony growths on one side of her body.

In 2003, Jessica's doctors discovered that complications had developed with a previously-treated brain tumor.

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One Person's Voice
3:02 pm
Fri September 11, 2009

Soula Pefkaros

Harrisonburg, VA – Ms. Pefkaros grew up in Miami, graduated from Boston College, then stayed on in Boston as part of a community running a soup kitchen. After her work at the soup kitchen, she spent a year working in Latin America.

Ms. Pefkaros will soon graduate from Eastern Mennonite University with a master's degree in conflict transformation.

Soula Pefkaros is a photographer, and her show on eco-farming hangs in the downstairs gallery of Harrisonburg's Clementine Cafe.

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One Person's Voice
6:07 pm
Wed July 8, 2009

Jawan Shir

Harrisonburg, VA – Twenty-four-year old Jawan Shir is a citizen of Afghanistan.

He has lived through the Soviet occupation of his country and has been jailed by the Taliban.

Jawan is now in this country on a Fulbright scholarship, studying at James Madison University and WMRA's Martha Woodroof recently sat down with him to hear his story.

Transcript:

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