WMRA News

Area Runner's Insight
5:42 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Jack Marmorstein on Boston Marathon Bombing

Finish line before the bombing. Photo credit: Flickr user Hahatango

A WMRA-area runner was in the 2013 Boston Marathon, and much to friends' relief, he promptly said on Facebook: "I'm fine."   He's familiar with the finish line area and his modestly self-described "little sliver of insight" about the attack has gone national.  

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Couple Hours of Web-Oddity
12:40 am
Tue April 16, 2013

NPR.org Hacked

Archival screencap by WMRA News /tw

On Monday night, public radio station websites from New England to the deep South briefly showed odd web "news" articles saying only, "Syrian Electronic Army Was Here" (see examples in our slideshow).  Apparently NPR.org was hacked, and many local affiliates who show the official NPR newsfeed on their own websites thus showed SEA's cybergraffiti. 

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Spring Fundraiser
5:00 am
Wed April 10, 2013

Spring Fundraiser

The WMRA Spring Fundraiser ended at noon Saturday, April 6.  Thanks to your generosity, together we raised over $90,000.

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WMRA News
11:42 am
Mon February 11, 2013

President Obama's State of the Union Address (Tue 9pm)

Pete Souza

Tuesday night at 9pm, WMRA presents live coverage of President Obama's State of the Union Address. Join Melissa Block for in-depth analysis... and reaction from members of Congress. You'll also hear the Republicans' response to the President's speech.

WMRA News
8:41 pm
Sun January 20, 2013

Inauguration Coverage

Pete Souza

WMRA will carry special coverage of the Inauguration beginning at 11am. Steve Inskeep and Audie Cornish will host live from the West Front of the U.S. Capitol Building, where the Inaugural ceremony will take place. They will be joined there by White House Correspondents Ari Shapiro and Scott Horsley. This special coverage will include President Obama's Inaugural Address, which is expected to occur at some point after 11:30am.

In addition to our live coverage in the morning, Neal Conan will host a special Talk of the Nation, focused on listener reactions to the day's events.

MAJOR STORMS
12:04 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

MAJOR STORMS, prep, go-bag

Graphic: WMRA News TW

Major Storm Prep.
Links & phone#s at bottom.

If evacuation is ordered or just seems wise, are you ready?  Some tips: 

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WMRA News
6:40 am
Mon September 17, 2012

Paulette Moore of Occupy Harrisonburg on OWS, One Year Later

The protests in New York City that came to be known as Occupy Wall Street began one year ago today, and spread to cities nationwide, including, last October, Harrisonburg.

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WMRA News
6:40 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Governor Tim Kaine: Budgets, Taxes, Republicans and the U.S. Senate

Former Virginia Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine

Former Governor Tim Kaine is running against former Republican Governor George Allen for the U.S. Senate.

Governor Kaine appeared on the campaign trail with President Obama in Charlottesville in late August, during which he said “Virginia will not go back, and the nation will not go back.”  Bob asked him what Republican programs or policies he believes would do that.

WMRA News
3:56 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

WMRA News Archive

A stroll down regional journalism's Memory Lane. Some stories from WMRA-land you might have missed --from the archives

WMRA News
7:18 am
Fri August 10, 2012

Allen on 'Repeal & Replace', Guns, and the Budget

Republican George Allen is running to retake the U-S Senate seat he lost in 2006 to Jim Webb, who is retiring after one term.

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