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WMRA Daily 7/21/17

19 hours ago

Senator Tim Kaine will visit the remote medical clinic that once each year provides free medical care for people in the Appalachians…  Authorities say dashcam video footage shows a Culpeper County man pointed a shotgun at deputies before they fatally shot him after a chase...  and, the debate over debates in Virginia’s race for governor has begun….

WMRA Daily 7/20/17

Jul 20, 2017

Governor McAuliffe invites Senate Republican Mitch McConnell to visit a free health clinic for the poor in Southwestern Virginia, as the Senate continues to consider repealing Obamacare… Agriculture in our area is growing like a well-tended field of crops… and, we kick off a series of profiles of interesting women in our area today….

Sefe Emokpae

Over the next few months we’ll profile some women in our region doing things... a little differently.  These are women with unique perspectives, in new roles, or simply approaching life along the road less-traveled.  Like many other women, they are changing the lives of people around them in positive ways.  This is the first in the WMRA series 'Women of Interest'.

St. Mark Lutheran Church in Charlottesville welcomed a new pastor in May. Viktoria Parvin is only the second female pastor to serve the church, and as WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae reports, her hope is that she won’t be the last.

WMRA Daily 7/19/17

Jul 19, 2017

Governor McAuliffe says the Republican failure in Washington to enact any health care legislation may open the door to his longtime goal of expanding Medicaid in Virginia… The Democrat who would like to replace him is rolling out an economic plan for rural Virginia…. And, Jessie Knadler has a deep look at protecting Virginia’s waterways….

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

The American Civil Liberties Union predicts that by 2030, the number of state and federal prisoners who are 55 and older will be more than 400,000, or one-third of prisoners. In Harrisonburg this weekend, the public is invited to attend the premiere event of a new chapter of an organization called Release Aging People in Prison.  WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Jessie Knadler

The majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay watershed – that includes most rivers that flow through the Shenandoah Valley – are in some state of pollution. The first and best stop for clean-up is on agricultural land.  But government assistance is woefully inadequate—and if President Trump’s proposed budget goes through could become even worse. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler looks at the future of water quality in Virginia.

Marguerite Gallorini

Of the 15 residents speaking at last night’s city council meeting in Charlottesville, 13 complained about the militarization of the Charlottesville police at the KKK counter-protests on July 8th.  WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports.

WMRA Daily 7/18/17

Jul 18, 2017

Civil rights groups, and Charlottesville citizens, are complaining about police conduct during the KKK rally and counter-protest earlier this month, and some want the governor’s office to investigate… Meanwhile, the governor does an end run around President Trump to forge a trade pact with Mexico City….

Courtesy of the "Justice for Pherbia 'Faye' Tinsley" Facebook page

Exactly five years after her murder, the family of Pherbia Tinsley is still searching for answers. WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae has more on their message from Charlottesville.

WMRA Daily 7/17/17

Jul 17, 2017

Bee colonies in Virginia may soon get some help from a new program to manage pesticides… the family of a woman killed in Charlottesville five years ago seeks help from the public in solving her murder… and Senator Mark Warner doesn’t believe Donald Trump didn’t know about that meeting between a Russian lawyer and his son last year….

WMRA Daily 7/14/17

Jul 14, 2017

The state Supreme Court rules against an Augusta County property owner in her fight to keep Atlantic Coast Pipeline surveyors off her land… Corey Stewart is back – he narrowly lost the GOP bid to run for governor, but he says he’ll run against Tim Kaine for Senate next year…

Music and Sounds, Powered by the Sun

Jul 13, 2017
Faith Pinho

What do you get when you combine a classical pianist, a controversial presidential election and the sun? Solar-powered nature music. WMRA’s Faith Pinho has the story of Jonathan Cook, a musician in Lexington who is taking inspiration from the sound – and energy – of nature.

WMRA Daily 7/13/17

Jul 13, 2017

Republican candidate for governor Ed Gillespie speaks up on the debate in Congress over health care…. Virginia’s Indian tribes may have hit a new obstacle in their quest for federal recognition…. Charlottesville defends its proposed removal of General Lee’s statue in court.

WMRA Daily 7/12/17

Jul 12, 2017

Charlottesville police defend the use of tear gas against those protesting the KKK on Saturday… Senator Tim Kaine says Trump officials meeting with a Russian lawyer last year may have committed treason… and, another chance to join the move to solar power in the Valley….

WMRA Daily 7/11/17

Jul 11, 2017

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