Second Look

Sunday 3pm

Second Look compiles the week's stories from the WMRA newsroom into one news magazine.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini surveys the various proposals to limit weapons at future public demonstrations in Charlottesville and elsewhere, and she explores Virginia's severe teacher shortage, and she reports on the interest that Invisibilia's Lulu Miller has in Virginia's history of forced sterilizations.  And, Mike Dolzer tours the tiny museum in Harrisonburg that commemorates the super-sized legacy of Harriet Tubman.

On this week's Second Look, we turn much of the show over to WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz, who: explores why DEQ has issued a drought watch for much of our region... visits the filming set of a new movie in Winchester... and reports on the continuing debate over what to do about overcrowding at Harrisonburg High, even though the school board already voted unanimously to build a new one.  We also hear from Virginia Public Radio about the youngsters embracing bluegrass music... and, we pay tribute to the late, great Carl Sagan on Our Island Universe.

Just days away from elections in Virginia, this week's Second Look is devoted to Bob Leweke's interviews with the three candidates for governor -- Democrat Ralph Northam, Republican Ed Gillespie, and Libertarian Cliff Hyra.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager has the details of a proposed mental health docket in Charlottesville.  Marguerite Gallorini will take us on a tour of a small, private school creating an alternative for disabled students, a group with higher suspension rates in the public schools.  Jessie Knadler has the latest in the struggle by Valley poultry workers to organize, and we’ve even got a couple stories of different people, from different places, and different cultures, coming together through music.

On this week's Second Look... Is the growth of craft brewing sustainable, even with the extra boost from the state?  WMRA’s Jessie Knadler has that story....  Christopher Clymer Kurtz introduces us to two JMU students who, except for a piece of paper, are Americans.  But with Trump’s end of DACA, they’re now in limbo, again....  Christopher also surveys a slice of land in Harrisonburg getting a new lease, so to speak, and some much needed healing....

On this week's Second Look, we profile Charlottesville's Eboni Bugg, as the next installment of our Women of Interest series, and we hear from other African Americans in Charlottesville who find conversations of race and inequality more urgent than ever.

On this week's Second Look, Lexington has been grappling with Confederate monuments since long before violence over them broke out in Charlottesville… Jessie Knadler has that story, plus the latest profile in our Women of Interest series… Marguerite Gallorini reports on what investigative journalists are saying about their profession these days… and, Christopher Clymer Kurtz surveys a week of protests over proposed natural gas pipelines.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager reports on the raucous city council meeting in Charlottesville, the first since the violent white supremacist rally there on August 12th.... Marguerite Gallorini reports on the role of school discipline racial disparities in the school to prison pipeline, and she has the story of a UVa researcher who questions the efficacy of 'ban the box' laws meant to help ex-felons get jobs.... and, Calvin Pynn takes us back to the '70s and '80s, the Golden Age of analog synthesizers!

On this week's Second Look, we review the week in WMRA’s coverage of events in Charlottesville, including Marguerite Gallorini's report on Monday's press conference with Police Chief Al Thomas, and criticism of how police handled last Saturday’s violence.... Marguerite also attended a community conversation to find a way forward in Charlottesville... and Faith Pinho talks with Episcopal church leaders who offered solace and solidarity in the face of Saturday's violence, and are reviving Dr. King's vision of a 'Beloved Community'...

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini witnessed events at the Aug. 12 'Unite the Right' rally in Charlottesville, and has a report... Jessie Knadler surveys the history of the Staunton Music Festival, and previews this week in its 20th year.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz gathered a collage of voices from protesters who had gathered for a hearing on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline....

On this week's Second Look, Christopher Clymer Kurtz has the next installment of our Women of Interest series with a profile of Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed.... Marguerite Gallorini talks with local health care professionals about the opioid problem, and a new report led by a UVa professor.... and, Virginia Public Radio's Sandy Hausman explores issues surrounding the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

On this week's Second Look, we appreciate previous award-winning stories by Kara Lofton ('The Pause') and Jordy Yager ('Food Insecurity'), and we analyze the past week in Virginia politics.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler gauges the health of federal and state funding to help farmers make our rivers cleaner (hint: that funding may dry up altogether).... Sefe Emokpae kicks off our summer news series, 'Women of Interest', with a profile of Viktoria Parvin, the new pastor at St. Mark Lutheran in Charlottesville....

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager and Emily Richardson-Lorente team up to cover the recent Ku Klux Klan rally, and much larger counter-protest, in Charlottesville.... Jessie Knadler explores why Virginia tends to look the other way as farms pollute the Shenandoah and its tributaries.... Faith Pinho meets the composer using solar power to blend nature sounds with his music.... and, Virginia Public Radio reports on the problematic drugs now used by the state to execute prisoners.

On this week's Second Look, we review the controversy surrounding the execution of convicted murderer William Morva, including his mental health and new protocols for conducting executions.... We review the week in Virginia politics with Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Jeff Shapiro....

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Sefe Emokpae takes us to Lovefest, as the 'Summer of Love' comes to Charlottesville (50 years later).... Sefe also takes us on a tour of the new YMCA there.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz talked with supporters of the Affordable Care Act during their vigil on Court Square.... and, he has the story of the new training program for volunteers with CASA for Children.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager has two stories that bookend the racism on which America was founded, and which still exists today.  Montpelier has a new exhibit focusing on the hundreds of people James Madison enslaved, and just this week, Charlottesville released the city's plans to counter a Ku Klux Klan rally planned for July -- Jordy covers both stories.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager finds some excited -- and dedicated -- UVa law students getting real civil rights case training as part of a clinic with Charlottesville's Legal Aid Justice Center.... Jordy also attended another rally around the Lee statue that turned out a little differently than expected.... Marguerite Gallorini reports on a Boston Globe reporter's visit to the Miller Center, about his new book on JFK.... Virginia Public Radio profiles the Democratic and Republican candidates for lieutenant governor.... and, we talk Virginia politics.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler has the latest on the mess at the Rockbridge Department of Social Services, and a profile of one of its strongest critics.... Marguerite Gallorini attends the eighth annual Choose Clean Water Coalition Conference in Charlottesville.... Scott Lowe rides along with Virginia's Safety Service Patrol for the Memorial Day weekend.... Virginia Public Radio's Pamela D'Angelo surveys efforts to restore the Great Dismal Swamp.... and, Our Island Universe tells the celestial tale of the birth of the Chesapeake Bay.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager tags along with one of the thousands of postal carriers across the country who collect food donations once a year to help "Stamp Out Hunger".... he also has reports on the fight over Confederate monuments and park names in Charlottesville.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports on the case of one undocumented immigrant in Harrisonburg, now in detention and under threat of deportation.... and, he introduces us to the first recipient of a master's degree in restorative justice at EMU.... and, Marguerite Gallorini met three UVa business students who have invented an app they say can revolutionize how medical professionals communicate.  Plus, Virginia politics!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente dives deep into the HPV vaccine and why only 1 in 3 kids in Virginia are getting it, even though it prevents not only HPV but also some cancers.... Jessie Knadler lets us in on the tall tales told at the 7th Annual Liars Contest in Staunton.... and, we've got analysis of the week in Virginia politics.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini gets us up to date on the latest with the fight over the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville.... Jessie Knadler chases down an arepa truck in Rockbridge County, run by two brothers from Venezuela.... and Jordy Yager brings us two stories from last August detailing the effort by the stewards of Shenandoah National Park to go green(er), and of the Park's visiting sound artist.  Plus, Our Island Universe!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini (she's back!) has a review of the week at the Tom Tom Founder's Festival.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz explores the chilling effect that President Trump's immigration policies may be having on enrollment at EMU's Summer Peacebuilding Institute.... Jordy Yager has the story of an African-American slave who helped build UVa, and finally got his name on a building last week.... and, we revisit some of the highlights in our Refugees in Virginia series.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler takes us to the fringe, and Staunton's annual Shenandoah Fringe Fest, and she reports on the fight over gerrymandering in Virginia.... Miranda Bennett explores why bee species in Virginia are declining... Christopher Clymer Kurtz attends a 50th-anniversary celebration in Harrisonburg of Dr. King's 'Beyond Vietnam' speech, and he tours the clinic of one doctor operating outside the nation's health insurance system.... and, we discuss the week that was in Virginia politics.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz gets the recollections of a former classmate of Michael "MJ" Sharp, whose body was found March 27th in the Democratic Republic of Congo, after he disappeared while working for the United Nations.... Bonnie Barrineau reviews the final days of an art exhibition at JMU's Duke Gallery featuring the work of social activist Ben Shahn.... Christopher also explores the role of service dogs.... and two Virginia Public Radio reports detail the practice, called Direct Primary Care, of some doctors who bypass the insurance system, and the trend of people leaving Virginia for other states.  Plus, Our Island Universe!

It's the 100th episode of Second Look!  And we celebrate this milestone with a look back at some of WMRA's more compelling stories from 2016.  Emily Richardson-Lorente introduces us to one classroom in Charlottesville using the building game 'Minecraft' as an educational tool.... Jessie Knadler remembers the day last March that Staunton residents gathered to record for posterity their 'Staunton Stories'.... Jordy Yager tours one Habitat for Humanity home in Charlottesville being built in part by its new resident, a refugee from  Burma.... and, Jordy also observed while Charlottesville residents pretended to be 'poor for a day,' in Piedmont CASA's Poverty Simulation last April.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler examines the not-so-hidden world of art theft.... Emily Richardson-Lorente attends a celebration of women in Charlottesville on International Women's Day.... Faith Pinho explores the legacy of cemetery segregation in Lexington (a story from June up for an award from the Society of Professional Journalists in the radio news category).... and, we review the week in Virginia politics.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz meets one Congolese family still split between a refugee camp in Burundi and their new home in Harrisonburg; uncertainty abounds over changing refugee and immigration policy.... Jordy Yager spends a night in a homeless shelter, part of a network of nighttime winter sanctuaries in Charlottesville.... We compare Republican and Democratic majority rule in the General Assembly (turns out the minority will complain no matter what).... and we look back at the week in politics in Virginia.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente talked to activists at two opposing rallies in Charlottesville, one calling for Planned Parenthood to be defunded, the other supporting abortion rights.... Jessie Knadler surveys some of the grassroots groups growing like mushrooms in the Valley to oppose what they see as the Trump agenda.... and Jessie also got the take on the new administration from Trump voters.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz and Jordy Yager cover the protests that erupted in our area over the President's ban on refugees and on immigrants from some Muslim-majority countries.... Jessie Knadler reports on the visit by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to VMI, a school she transformed from the bench.... Emily Richardson-Lorente has a round-up of abortion-related measures proposed in this session of the General Assembly.... and we analyze the week at the legislature in Richmond.

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