Martha Woodroof

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2:43 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Jennie Amison - Executive Director, Gemeinschaft

Harrisonburg, VA – Harrisonburg's Gemeinschaft Home, a transitional community for ex-offenders, has helped some 2100 newly released or paroled prisoners get a job and a fresh start.

If the announced state budget cuts hold, Gemeinschaft will be defunded.

Jennie Amison, herself a recovering addict and alcoholic, was a transition specialist at Indian Creek Correctional Center when she was recruited to become Gemeinschaft's Executive Director.

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7:38 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Obama Speaks at JMU - Audio Postcard

Harrisonburg, VA – 8,000 people crowded into the JMU Convocation Center to hear Senator Barack Obama. Another 12,000 watched in overflow areas.

Martha Woodroof has this audio postcard of the experience, including comments from students, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Senatorial Candidate Mark Warner, and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.

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6:16 am
Wed October 29, 2008

The Political Significance of Obama's Campaign Stop in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, VA – Senator Barrack Obama spoke in Harrisonburg yesterday at the James Madison University Convocation Center. The last presidential candidate to visit this part of the valley was running against Abraham Lincoln... so what does Obama's visit to JMU really mean?

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2:55 am
Wed September 24, 2008

Breakfasting Politicos

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4:42 am
Tue January 22, 2008

Lethal Injection

Charlottesville, VA – U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments on whether death by lethal injection violates the U.S. Constitution. Martha Woodroof takes a look at the potential impact of this on Virginia's death row inmates.

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WMRA News
3:45 am
Mon December 24, 2007

The Voluntary Gas Tax

Harrisonburg, VA – Remember the children's story about the Little Red Hen who got so tired of waiting for her friends to help make bread that she went ahead and did it herself? Well, about six years ago similar feelings of frustration with America's gas guzzling tendencies galvanized a group of concerned Harrisonburg residents into voluntarily taxing their own gas consumption.

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3:09 am
Wed December 12, 2007

A Conversation with Governor Tim Kaine

Orange County – Last Monday, WMRA's Martha Woodroof trailed the governor and his cabinet around from sunrise to sunset, through 6 events in and around Charlottesville. At the end of the day, Martha sat down with Governor Kaine in the new Montpelier Visitor's Center to talk with him about what the day meant to him.

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2:57 am
Wed December 12, 2007

Cabinet Community Day in and around Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA – On Monday, Governor Tim Kaine took Virginia's executive branch on the road in and around Charlottesville. Reporter Martha Woodroof spent an exhausting day keeping up with them.

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