News Archive

Lethal Injection

Jan 22, 2008

Charlottesville, VA – U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments on whether death by lethal injection violates the U.S. Constitution. Martha Woodroof takes a look at the potential impact of this on Virginia's death row inmates.

Charlottesville, VA – In the late 60s, young, soon-to-be-soldiers went to the Vietnam War on troopships, a voyage that took three weeks. At night, as many as 5,000 men crammed themselves onto canvas bunk beds. Forty years later, one man has turned those same bunk beds into an art exhibit opening this week in Charlottesville. Reporter Lydia Wilson has more.

Charlottesville, VA – The Scots-Irish settled much of the Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, takes a look at this group of rugged individuals, including Virginia's newest senator.

Harrisonburg, VA – Remember the children's story about the Little Red Hen who got so tired of waiting for her friends to help make bread that she went ahead and did it herself? Well, about six years ago similar feelings of frustration with America's gas guzzling tendencies galvanized a group of concerned Harrisonburg residents into voluntarily taxing their own gas consumption.

Charlottesville, VA – Several million Americans describe having a near-death experience that has transformed their lives. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says a Virginia psychiatrist is creating a scientific data base of these stories.

Building Goodness

Dec 21, 2007

Charlottesville, VA – Several years ago, volunteers from Charlottesville dedicated themselves to an unusual kind of rescue work in two of Latin America's poorest countries. Now they are bringing that same energy to a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi.

Building Goodness Foundation

Charlottesville, VA – The mortgage industry meltdown that's sent shockwaves through the home-buying community has dealt an especially cruel blow to low-income borrowers. Charlottesville has the largest gap between black and white mortgage rates.

Orange County – Last Monday, WMRA's Martha Woodroof trailed the governor and his cabinet around from sunrise to sunset, through 6 events in and around Charlottesville. At the end of the day, Martha sat down with Governor Kaine in the new Montpelier Visitor's Center to talk with him about what the day meant to him.

Charlottesville, VA – On Monday, Governor Tim Kaine took Virginia's executive branch on the road in and around Charlottesville. Reporter Martha Woodroof spent an exhausting day keeping up with them.

Charlottesville, VA – Despite the recent rainfall, trees and shrubs across Virginia are suffering from warmer temperatures and a lack of precipitation. Some gardeners believe the plants are trying to tell us something. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, took a walk in her garden.