6:30 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Senator Mark Warner Calls For Shinseki to Resign

Virginia Senator Mark Warner yesterday called for the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki.

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6:30 am
Fri May 23, 2014

The (Musical) Education of Ethan Bortnick

He’s been on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno.  He’s appeared on Oprah. 

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3:01 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Oil Train Crash and 50-Foot Fireball in Lynchburg

Image credit: WSET via New York Daily News

The latest fiery oil train incident is in the WMRA area. In downtown Lynchburg, a CSX oil train derailed near the Depot Grille. Towering flames and a column of black smoke prompted a local state of emergency, evacuations, and warnings to avoid the area.

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10:03 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

UVa Prof on NPR

Amalia Miller will be on NPR's On Point 10am-11 on Thu 9 Apr 2014. She is a UvA economics professor. The topic is: "The New Realities Of The Soft War On Women In The Workplace"

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12:09 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

Grisham, Banks for Innocence Project in Charlottesville (Event Wed.6pm)

WMRA's recent Virginia Insight episode about judicial false confessions, generated so much interest that it seemed wise to pass along info about a related event.

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WMRA Spring Fundraiser
5:00 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Shenandoah Bicycle Co - $1,000 Giveaway

It's the 4th day of the WMRA Spring Fundraiser and at the end of Morning Edition, we're giving away a $1,000 gift certificate to Shenandoah Bicycle Company in Harrisonburg.

Shenandoah Bicycle Company is a full service bicycle shop, located in downtown Harrisonburg since 2000. This $1000 gift certificate can be used for bicycles, accessories or any service work that SBC offers.

Everyone who contributes between 6am and 9am this morning will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

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4:00 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Activated: Zany "French" Redesign of I-64/US-15 Jct

Image credit: VDOT (Zion X-Rds project video: youtube.com/watch?v=kYOCC1oUivo )

Bad news: the unnerving experience of driving up the "wrong" side of the road for a bit.  Good news: big boosts in safety and in traffic flow. On Friday, Feb 21, Virginia's first-ever "French flip" intersection is scheduled to open just east of Charlottesville, at the once-sleepy but now overcrowded I-64 Zion Crossroads interchange.

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Amber Alert
12:49 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Amber Alert - Cancelled

Virginia State Police have cancelled the Amber Alert for Amiyah Monet Dallas.

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11:35 am
Thu February 6, 2014

WMRA and WEMC Sustainability Summit

Saturday afternoon, March 8, WMRA and WEMC will host a Sustainability Summit. We are inviting the Harrisonburg community to come together to exchange ideas on the future direction of your public radio stations. These are your stations... this is your community...  this is your opportunity to keep public radio viable for the future.

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Special Broadcast
10:37 am
Mon January 27, 2014

State of the Union Address (Tue 9pm)

Pete Souza

Join WMRA and NPR for live special coverage of President Obama's State of the Union address. The address will begin at 9pm this Tuesday night and our coverage will include the Republican response.

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