WMRA News

Summer Olympics 2012
10:43 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Summer Olympics 2012 with NPR

NPR gears up for the Summer Games in London, with coverage on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
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NPR is gearing up for the Summer Games in London!

The Opening Ceremony isn't until July 27th, but our coverage on the preparations is underway, from London, the U.S., and around the world.

We're profiling athletes, talking with coaches and visiting with the competitors' families and supporters. And once the games begin, you'll get all the action in London. Morning Edition and All Things Considered will continue to follow the latest trends and hottest controversies, and meet people whose stories bring the triumph and heartbreak of the games to life.

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WMRA News
6:20 am
Thu June 28, 2012

Andy Schmookler: Democratic Candidate for the 6th District

Andy Schmookler is the Democratic challenger to 6th District Republican Congressman Bob Goodlatte in the November elections.

Virginia's 6th District covers all or part of Shenandoah, Rockingham, Highland, Augusta, Alleghany, Bath, Bedford, Rockbridge, Botetourt, Roanoke and Amherst Counties.  Bob Leweke spoke with Mr. Schmookler, who began by describing why he is running.

Find more about Andy Schmookler.

WMRA
11:17 am
Fri June 15, 2012

New Weekend Schedule for WMRA

WMRA is offering some exciting new weekend programs.

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Pet Day
10:33 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

Music Listings for Pet Day

Here is a list of all the songs the WMRA staff selected to use during Pet Day (Tuesday, May 15, 2012).

Enjoy!
 

And Your Bird Can Sing (Beatles)

Animal (R.E.M.)

Old Blue (The Byrds)

Birdhouse in Your Soul (They Might Be Giants)

Black Eyed Dog (Nick Drake)

Cat Scratch Fever (Ted Nugent)

Disco Duck (Rick Dees)

Dixie Chicken (Little Feat)

Dogs (Pink Floyd)

Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)

Get Along Little Doggies (Roy Rogers)

Hamster Dance

Bird Dog (Everly Brothers)

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WMRA News
6:00 am
Tue April 17, 2012

Arun Gandhi: Lessons from Grandfather Mahatma

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi, talks about lessons learned from his grandfather.

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WMRA News
7:08 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

WMRA Spring Drive

The WMRA 4 1/2 day Spring Fundraiser ended Saturday at Noon with a total raised of $81,853.

Thank you very much to everyone who contributed during this brief drive and if you couldn't find a convenient time to call, please give now.

WMRA News
6:20 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Mock Convention Time at Washington & Lee

Just about every four years since 1908, the students at Washington and Lee have staged a mock convention to predict the presidential nominee for the party out of power… and this year that’s the Republicans.

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WMRA News
6:20 am
Fri January 27, 2012

Former Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen on Running for the Senate

Former Virginia Governor and U.S. Senator George Allen is the expected Republican nominee for Virginia’s open U.S. Senate seat in November, the same seat he held until his defeat for re-election in 2006. He recently spoke about the issues in this year’s campaign, and about the federal government's role is in creating jobs.

WMRA News
11:38 am
Thu November 24, 2011

National Day of Listening 2011

Harrisonburg, VA – Four years ago, the StoryCorps folks came up with the idea of encouraging Americans to take an hour on the day after Thanksgiving and record a conversation with a loved one. I talked with the founder of StoryCorps, David Isay, about the National Day of Listening, and what's new about this year's event.

National Day of Listening

 

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WMRA News
2:27 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Occupy Charlottesville

Charlottesville, VA – We recently met one of the organizers of the Occupy Harrisonburg movement. For about three weeks, there's been a similar group of protesters in Lee Park in Charlottesville. I asked Zac Fabian, one of the organizers there, how the Charlottesville protests got started, and how he got involved.

Occupy Charlottesville on Facebook

 

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