News Archive

News Archive
1:50 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

How did you not-see that gorilla? And more Top-25 NPR stories

Julia Chile with huge knife. Courtesy of Paul Child/PBS

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) :

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News Archive
3:33 pm
Tue October 9, 2012

Past WMRA Essayist on National Radio

The Story host Dick Gordon. Photo credit:

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

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Radiolab (Sat 4pm)
10:24 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Ghost Stories

Shadow Of The Head 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.

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Short Short Story Contest
2:03 pm
Mon November 22, 2010


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.

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Short Short Story Contest
11:44 am
Thu November 18, 2010

9th Grade Diversity Workshop

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.

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Short Short Story Contest
2:17 pm
Mon November 15, 2010

Sunday at Walmart

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 -

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Short Short Story Contest
2:28 pm
Thu November 11, 2010

Music Lessons

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 -

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6:05 am
Thu June 10, 2010

The Hottest Congressional Race?

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.

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2:35 pm
Fri May 28, 2010

VMRC 26th District Candidate Forum

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.

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4:26 pm
Mon May 24, 2010

Gift Clinic for Veterans

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.

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