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 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.

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