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5:38 pm
Thu November 19, 2009

McDonnell's Priorities To Date

Richmond, VA – A new administration is coming to the Virginia Governor's mansion in a few weeks.

So far Republican Governor-elect Bob McDonnell has not announced selection of any of his cabinet. But in recent days, he has appointed key members of his transition team, and made a few low level staffing selections.

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WMRA News
7:57 am
Thu November 12, 2009

Rethinking Philanthropy

Charlottesville, VA – James A Joseph, a professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, and a philanthropic expert, is coming to Charlottesville to help celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

In anticipation of his Mr. Joseph's visit, Bob Leweke spoke to him about philanthropy and asked about the difference between making a small donation and the idea of philanthropy, which some people see as the privilege of the rich.

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WMRA News
8:38 am
Thu November 5, 2009

2009 Election Perspective

Richmond, VA – If you were happy with this week's election in Virginia, you probably want to know what Republicans did right so they can do it again in the future.

If you're not happy, you may want to know what Democrats did wrong so they can avoid it in the future.

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WMRA News
4:10 pm
Wed October 28, 2009

Polling the Governor's Race

Harrisonburg, VA – Tuesday, November 3rd, voters across the Commonwealth will choose Virginia's next Governor.

A number of statewide polls are predicting a major victory for Virginia Republicans.

How dependable are those predictions?

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with political scientist Bob Roberts to get some perspective.

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WMRA News
4:06 pm
Tue October 20, 2009

Theory of Evolution

Harrisonburg, VA – There's a lot of controversy surrounding the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools. sSo what, exactly, is the Theory of Evolution?

National Academy of Sciences information on teaching the Theory of Evolution

Information about Dr. Labov's presentation, October 21, 2009 at James Madison University

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WMRA News
3:18 pm
Tue October 13, 2009

Candidates for Governor Debate

Richmond, VA – Virginia's two major party candidates for governor faced off in debate, Monday October 12th, in Richmond.

WMRA's Tom Graham has highlights from the debate.

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WMRA News
5:02 pm
Thu October 8, 2009

Bipartisan Support Over Satellite TV

Harrisonburg, VA – Virginia has thirteen representatives in Congress.

Two U.S. Senators and eleven members of the House.

For them, as for all members of Congress, the divided debate about health care remains top of mind.

However, WMRA's Tom Graham discovered that partisan bickering is not the only thing currently taking place on Capitol Hill.

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WMRA News
10:44 am
Tue October 6, 2009

Evidence-Based Medicine in the Health Care Debate

Harrisonburg, VA – U.Va. political Scientist Eric Patashnik's research on evidence-based medicine has become part of our national health care debate.

Dr. Patashnik was one of Tom Graham's guests yesterday on WMRA's Virginia Insight.

Reporter Martha Woodroof listened in and prepared this report.

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WMRA News
4:58 pm
Tue September 22, 2009

Former President Carter receives the Mahatma Gandhi Global Nonviolence Award

Harrisonburg, VA – Sixty-three hundred people packed James Madison University's Convocation Center last night to see Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter receive the Mahatma Gandhi Global Nonviolence Award.

After accepting the award, Mr. Carter spoke about the path to Peace in the Middle East.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof was there.

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WMRA News
5:32 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Book Ban Lifted

Charlottesville, VA – Don't pick a fight with an elderly lady.

Especially if a lot of people admire her volunteer work.

That may be the lesson the Virginia Department of Corrections has learned... now that it has reversed its ban on a popular book program.

WMRA's Tom Graham has the story of the woman behind the Books Behind Bars program, and the battle she waged to keep it going.

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