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 Christopher Clymer Kurtz takes us along for a quiet drive in an electric car.... and as Republicans move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he talks with demonstrators in Harrisonburg defending it.... and, he educates us on the role of service dogs in Virginia.... Kara Lofton explores the promise of, and barriers to, the use of telemedicine to bring health care to remote places.... and, Jordy Yager reports on Buckingham County's decision to approve construction of a key component of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline there.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Kara Lofton has a look at the plan approved this year to start restoring the mercury-laced soil from the old DuPont plant in Waynesboro, and downstream.... Jessie Knadler visits an expo promoting the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Jordy Yager is at a local meeting with a lot of pipeline protesters, and Andrew Jenner takes an airborne look (from 2014) with the Pipeline Air Force.... And, we take a look at statewide news from the week.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler talks to a few Mary Baldwin alumnae upset over the University's announcement of a new co-ed program at the traditionally all-women's school.... Miranda Bennett surveys the drawings of refugees in Charlottesville as part of a new exhibit.... Sefe Emokpae attended the raucous Chartlottesville city council meeting dominated by debate over Wes Bellamy and his tweets.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz has the story of a Harrisonburg activist who spent eight days last month at Standing Rock.... and, we have this week's Our Island Universe.

On this week's Second Look, stories about Shenandoah National Park.  Park officials and visitors celebrated the National Park Service's 100th anniversary this year, but firefighters also had to battle the second-largest blaze in the park's history in April.  We also talk to one author, an avid hiker and lover of the park, who in her explorations discovered the park's troubled history.  WMRA's Jordy Yager and Christopher Clymer Kurtz tell this week's stories.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente peers behind the screen to find out what makes the annual Super Gr8 Film Festival in Harrisonburg so special.... Jessie Knadler gets the view behind the Valley's poultry industry, on the sometimes dangerous line of a processing plant all geared up to churn out Thanksgiving turkeys.... and, this week's episodes of The Spark and Our Island Universe.

On this week's Second Look, a pinwheel of election-day voices with WMRA's Jessie Knadler, Christopher Clymer Kurtz, Emily Richardson-Lorente and Jordy Yager.... also, WMRA's Calvin Pynn covers the pre-election day NORML rally in Harrisonburg.... Jessie Knadler explores the wide gulf between city and rural voters in Rockbridge County.... and Jordy Yager has the latest on the debate over the Lee and Jackson statues in Charlottesville.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jordy Yager takes a look back at April's Rocky Mount fire, the second largest blaze in the recorded history of Shenandoah National Park, and he discovers how the forest is recovering.... Sefe Emokpae explores the history of black disenfranchisement in Virginia.... Jordy reports on Gold Star parent Khizr Khan's appearance at the Miller Center.... and, Bob Leweke talks with the director of the Winthrop poll on his late-October survey of likely Virginia voters.

On this week's Second Look, a bit of Bob Leweke's interview with 6th District Republican incumbent Bob Goodlatte that we didn't hear on the air, regarding the Affordable Care Act.... also, Marguerite Gallorini wonders what some of her fellow French compatriots are thinking about our American election.... and, Emily Richardson-Lorente introduces us to a group of Rwandans who are sharing their art and music with schoolkids in Virginia.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Sefe Emokpae has a review of two related exhibits at UVa's Special Collections Library, one of which, Shakespeare's First Folio, is only on display until this last week of October... Jordy Yager attended last week's planning commission meeting in Buckingham County, dominated by opponents of a proposed compressor station there... and, Jessie Knadler takes an in-depth look at how Mary Baldwin is changing, growing, and adapting to survive in the 21st century... and, we top it off with this week's Our Island Universe!

On this week's Second Look Bob Leweke talks with the two candidates for the open 5th District congressional seat in Virginia, Republican Tom Garrett and Democrat Jane Dittmar.... we also get a report on stalled legislation in Congress to reform the nation's criminal justice system.... and, Our Island Universe!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler has the latest on how national news and a new study is affecting protests against the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz looks at the competing claims over drinking raw milk.... Sefe Emokpae has a report on a private detention facility for illegal immigrants in Farmville.... we dip into the archives for a visit with the VMI engineering professor who teaches his students the old practice of timber framing.... and, we've got this week's Our Island Universe.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler recounts the ups and downs of how Natural Bridge became a State Park.... WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz talks with author and avid hiker Sue Eisenfeld about her journey into the painful past of Shenandoah National Park, and how she made peace with it.... also, host Bob Leweke talks with 6th District Democratic challenger Kai Degner about his campaign.... plus, we've got this week's Our Island Universe!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini talks to French emigres, working here in Virginia, for their views of the American work ethic and our approach to vacation time.... Also, we revisit some compelling stories from our Refugees in Virginia Series, from high school, the doctor's office and on the road by bicycle!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini explains some pretty complex science, and how researchers at the University of Virginia have recently discovered a link between the immune system (which fights off disease), and social behavior (especially disorders such as autism).... Also, we learned this week that more and more schools in Virginia are serving more and more breakfasts to students, so we revisit Jordy Yager's reporting on Food Insecurity in Virginia.

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Jessie Knadler gets us caught up on the damning report citing mismanagement and possible criminal malfeasance at Rockbridge Social Services, and a resulting special grand jury investigation.... In celebration of the 100th birthday of the National Park Service, we hear again some of the sounds that sound artist Dianne Ballon is collecting at Shenandoah National Park, near Skyline Drive.... and, a chocolatey episode of The Spark!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini brings us a few voices from her tiny hometown of Saint-Loup, France, a microcosm of the global refugee crisis.... Jordy Yager brings us the sounds of sound-reporting, with sound artist-in-residence at Shenandoah National Park Dianne Ballon (it's kind of "meta," isn't it?).  Plus, this week's installments of The Spark and Our Island Universe!

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente sits in a class at the Darden School of Business that instructors hope will push students out of their comfort zones, just like real life does.... WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz explores the future of greenways for walkers and cyclists in Harrisonburg.... and, Christopher also leads us through the recent active shooter drill with emergency personnel in Harrisonburg, paired with a report from 2015, as Andrew Jenner attends last year's Citizens Police Academy.... and we've got Our Island Universe, too!

On this week's Second Look, we go hunting for Pokemon in Harrisonburg with admitted non-gamer, WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz.... We'll also go deep underground into an old train tunnel under Afton Mountain, soon to be a new trail for cyclists and walkers, with Jordy Yager.... Marguerite Gallorini will have a review of the recent Chihamba arts and culture festival in Charlottesville.... and, Emily Richardson-Lorente has a preview of the giant mural near the UVa grounds that combines paint with the poetry of UVa's poet, Rita Dove, due to be finished this week.

On this week's Second Look, our special correspondent Kara Lofton has the sounds of some of the lesser-known bands that you may have missed at the Redwing Roots Music Festival.... We also tour two mostly-forgotten, historically black cemeteries in Lexington and Charlottesville with WMRA's Faith Pinho and Sefe Emokpae.... We survey the battlefields in Congress over the displaying of the Confederate battle flag, and in the courts over Gov. Terry McAuliffe's order restoring rights to felons.... and, we've got space for Our Island Universe, too!

On this week's Second Look, we hear from Jordy Yager about the young men and their mentors who make up the award-winning Central Virginia chapter of 100 Black Men of America.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz has a preview of Doah Fest, a musical festival near Luray.... the possible reform of laws that allow police to seize and keep property without a conviction.... some surprising federal data about the demographics of parts of Virginia including Lexington.... an interview with Meg Gruber, president of Virginia's Education Association.... and Our Island Universe, too!

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