WMRA http://wmra.org en Art Shows at PublicRadioArtSpace http://wmra.org/post/art-shows-publicradioartspace <p>From 2006-2014, WMRA hosted art exhibits at the Harrisonburg facility.&nbsp; WMRA plans to continue boosting the regional creative community in other ways.&nbsp; Artists are also mentioned on-air occasionally during our news/interview shows (like <a href="http://wmra.drupal.publicbroadcasting.net/programs/spark">The Spark</a>).&nbsp; Map to <a href="/directions">the site</a>.&nbsp; <a href="http://publicradioartspacearchive.blogspot.com/" target="_blank">Past</a> exhibits.<br /> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 05:00:00 +0000 Terry Ward 6367 at http://wmra.org Art Shows at PublicRadioArtSpace Iraq Airlifting Volunteer Reinforcements Into Ramadi http://wmra.org/post/iraq-airlifting-volunteer-reinforcements-ramadi In an effort to shore up the front line, Iraq is airlifting some 4,000 volunteer fighters to the <a href="http://www.albawaba.com/news/iraq-ramadi-589606">embattled city of Ramadi</a>, where they are intended to bolster government forces against the Sunni insurgency.<p>The Associated Press says:<p><blockquote><p>"Around 2,500 of the volunteers arrived in Ramadi, located 70 miles west of the capital, on Friday and are to be joined by the remaining 1,500 on Saturday, said Gen. Rasheed Flayeh, the commander of operations in Anbar province. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:29:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 42688 at http://wmra.org Iraq Airlifting Volunteer Reinforcements Into Ramadi A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty http://wmra.org/post/mothers-essay-challenges-assumptions-about-poverty The stereotype of the so-called welfare queen driving a luxury car while leaching off of society is an enduring one.<p>Darlena Cunha takes on this idea <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/07/08/this-is-what-happened-when-i-drove-my-mercedes-to-pick-up-food-stamps/">in a personal essay</a> published Tuesday by <em>The Washington Post</em>. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:33:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 42686 at http://wmra.org A Mother's Essay Challenges Assumptions About Poverty Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath http://wmra.org/post/searching-stress-relief-try-feeling-your-breath Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/07/327322187/stressed-out-americans-tell-us-about-stress-in-their-lives">poll</a> conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health.<p>Meditation can help people cope, says author Sharon Salzberg, co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Mass.<p>Salzberg teaches "min Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:18:00 +0000 NPR Staff 42687 at http://wmra.org Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath Utah Seeks To Block Benefits To Married Same-Sex Couples http://wmra.org/post/utah-seeks-block-benefits-married-same-sex-couples Utah's attorney general says he will appeal to the U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:53:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 42685 at http://wmra.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD http://wmra.org/post/brooklyn-da-shifts-stance-pot-wont-impact-nypd Marijuana enthusiasts should still think twice before lighting up in the streets of Brooklyn.<p>The borough's district attorney announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute most low-level marijuana possession cases. But not all law enforcement officials in New York City are on board. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 13:04:00 +0000 Joel Rose 42684 at http://wmra.org Brooklyn DA Shifts Stance On Pot, But That Won't Impact NYPD Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65 http://wmra.org/post/tommy-ramone-last-original-member-ramones-dies-62 Drummer Tommy Ramone, the last of the founding members of the seminal 1970s punk band <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2011/04/03/135087738/the-ramones-live-26-songs-in-54-minutes">The Ramones</a>, has died. He was 65.<p>An announcement on the band's <a href="https://www.facebook.com/theramones?fref=ts">Facebook page</a> said Ramone died on Friday at his home in Ridgewood, Queens, New York. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:32:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 42679 at http://wmra.org Tommy Ramone, Last Original Member Of The Ramones, Dies At 65 Cavaliers Fans Can Finally Make Peace WIth Their Old LeBron Jerseys http://wmra.org/post/cavalier-fans-can-finally-make-peace-their-old-lebron-jerseys From the basketball court to the soccer pitch, ESPN's Howard Bryant and NPR's Tamara Keith catch up on the latest news in sports. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:08:00 +0000 editor 42683 at http://wmra.org Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory http://wmra.org/post/financial-scandals-tarnish-spanish-soccer-glory Many of the biggest stars in global soccer — Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo — play the regular season with club teams in Spain. Their marquee names have helped their Spanish teams get filthy rich. Real Madrid and FC Barcelona top <em>Forbes</em> magazine's list of<a href="http://www.realmadrid.com/en/news/2014/05/forbes-names-real-madrid-as-the-most-valuable-sports-club-in-the-world-for-the-second-year-running"> the world's richest sports franchises</a>. You have to scroll down to No. 4 to find the New York Yankees, and NFL teams below that.<p>This, in a country with roughly one-sixth of the U.S. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:08:00 +0000 editor 42680 at http://wmra.org Financial Scandals Tarnish Spanish Soccer Glory People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit http://wmra.org/post/people-asked-stress-psychologist-just-about-everything-reddit We've been asking Americans about stress in their lives.<p>On Friday, the tables were turned when Dr. Lynn Bufka, a licensed psychologist with expertise in treating anxiety, stress and related problems, came to NPR to take questions on Reddit about coping with stress.<p>Bufka, who works at the American Psychology Association in Washington, D.C., is on Twitter: <a href="https://twitter.com/drbufka">@DrBufka</a>.<p>She said that the questions during the "Ask Me Anything" session were common issues that her patients ask about all the time. "We're all going to experience stress," she told Shots. Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 Nicholas St. Fleur 42682 at http://wmra.org People Asked A Stress Psychologist Just About Everything On Reddit