News Archive

From wistful to wrenching, web-stat tracking shows which NPR stories were the year's most popular. Here's the Top-25 list (drumroll, please) :

Past WMRA Essayist on National Radio

Oct 9, 2012

On The Story: Dick Gordon's featured guest will be John Whitfield of Blue Ridge Legal Services. He'll be talking about the challenges of helping needy legal clients during tough financial times. John is a past WMRA essayist

Ghost Stories

Jun 25, 2012
<a href="">Shadow Of The Head</a> by Jiri Hodan

Coming Up Saturday, June 30th at 4p.

Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past ... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence.

Harrisonburg,VA – Crows

A flock of crows roosted over the eaves of my grandfather's barn. If I hadn't known any better, I would have thought they were working in shifts; there always seemed to be five of them there, running their yellowed beaks through their oily feathers, cawing insistently.

Richmond, VA – Mr. Kannemeyer is a teacher and a poet, and the short short story genre appealed to him because of its crispness and its briskness... the snapshot momentariness of it.

9th Grade Diversity Workshop was inspired by a few lines left on Mr. Kannemeyer's classroom whiteboard.

9th Grade Diversity Workshop Report, by Casey, Martha P., Martha V., & Josephine

Q1. 8 ways our group is alike

~ We like boys.

Luray, VA – Mr. Greer wrote this third place winning story after spending a Sunday morning at the Walmart in Luray, watching the people there.

- Sunday at Walmart -

Harrisonburg, VA – Judge Scott Simon ranked Dr. Ming Ivory's story fourth among the many entries in WMRA's Short, Short Story Contest.

- Music Lessons -

The Hottest Congressional Race?

Jun 10, 2010

Charlottesville, VA – With this week's G-O-P primary now decided, things are already warming up in what some say could become the hottest congressional race in the country this fall.

Southside Virginia state Senator Robert Hurt has been selected as the Republican standard bearer who will try to unseat Democratic incumbent Congressman Tom Perriello.

Harrisonburg, VA – Martha Woodroof moderated the 26th District Candidate Forum at VMRC Friday, May 28th.

Democrat Kai Degner and Independent Carolyn Frank were in attendance, Republican Tony Wilt did not attend.

Gift Clinic for Veterans

May 24, 2010

Charlottesville, VA – A group of acupuncture providers have been trying to give a gift of thanks.

They believe their methods can be especially helpful in reducing stress. And they say they want to show their appreciation to Virginians who have served in the military.

Yet the gift has not yet been received by anywhere near as many people as it was intended to reach.