WMRA News

Second Look
1:55 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

Obenshain Challenger; The Homeless (Part 1); A Suitcase Clinic

Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has a new challenger this fall for his state senate seat representing part of the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the story....

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Homelessness in Virginia: Part 2
1:21 pm
Thu March 19, 2015

Bringing Health Care in a "Suitcase Clinic"

Volunteer JMU & EMU nursing students prep for the Suitcase Clinic
Rebekah Greenfield

For many people, 6:30 on a Wednesday evening means settling down for dinner with family, attending a religious or civic group meeting, or listening to the business news on WMRA.

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Homelessness in Virginia: Part 1
12:26 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

Underlying Issues in Our Homelessness Problem

Shannon Porter (l) is the director of Mercy House, a shelter that serves families with dependent children in Harrisonburg. Jayne Perry is the Certified Comprehensive Housing Counselor there.
Kara Lofton

Could you recognize homelessness if you saw it? You would probably answer “yes” to that question.

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April Moore Announces Campaign
3:58 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Shenandoah Co. Writer & Activist to Challenge Sen. Obenshain

April Moore announces her bid to unseat 26th District State Senator Mark Obenshain.
Andrew Jenner

Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has a new challenger this fall for his state senate seat representing part of the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the story.

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Virginia Festival of the Book
9:44 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Readers Connect With Authors at 21st Annual BookFest

The Virginia Festival of the Book is in its 21st year and will feature 400 authors from around the country, who will come to Charlottesville to take part in 200 programs from Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday March 22.

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Giveaways
11:16 am
Sun March 15, 2015

Warp Speed Fundraiser Giveaways

Credit iPad Air 2

We're in the final week of WMRA's Warp Speed Fundraising, while we're asking you to support WMRA and possibly eliminate the spring drive scheduled to start April 7th.  And those that give now have a chance to win an iPad Air 2!

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WMRA News
5:26 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Thank-You Stuff!

Thank You Gifts

Support WMRA today!

Imagine waking up to Morning Edition and a cup of coffee (or tea, if that's your thing) in a great reminder that you helped make it happen! The WMRA coffee mug: it's a way for us to say "thank you" for a contribution of $10/month.

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Second Look
1:23 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Staunton's Eclectic Music; Women After Jail; Writer Erika Raskin

The second part of our series on the arts scene in Staunton focuses on music.  And WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us there....

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Second in a Series: Arts in Staunton
11:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

What Defines Music in Staunton? How About... "Eclectic"?

Duane Knowles and Danny Parker jam at Marino's Grill.
Luanne Austin

The second part of our series on the arts scene in Staunton focuses on music.  And WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us there.

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Making the Transition
1:43 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

After Jail, Women Struggle to Live

After serving several months at the Middle River Regional Jail, Sudana Wilmott is getting some help in setting new goals for her future.
Courtesy of the News Leader

Women are a relatively small proportion of the incarcerated population in Virginia.  But that number is growing, and growing faster than the rate of male incarceration.

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