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11:31 am
Wed June 10, 2009

Deeds' Come From Behind Win

Charlottesville – Creigh Deeds will be the Democratic Party's candidate for Governor this year. He won yesterday's primary vote by an overwhelming margin.

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6:06 am
Wed June 3, 2009

A More Competitive Primary

Richmond, VA – Virginia Democrats pick their candidate for Governor next Tuesday.

Some new polling numbers seem to indicate the race is now more competitive than ever.

Richmond Times Dispatch Reporter Jeff Schapiro has been tracking the primary campaign and spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham.

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7:01 am
Fri May 29, 2009

Challenging the 80-Hour Work Week

Charlottesville – For most people, a law that would prevent you from spending more than 80 hours a week at work might not seem like much of a problem.

But a new survey shows that just such a regulation is causing concern at medical schools across the country.

WMRA's Tom Graham has the story of a neurosurgeon from Charlottesville who helped designed the survey.

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5:45 pm
Thu May 21, 2009

Previewing Primary Day

Harrisonburg, VA – June 9th is Primary Day in Virginia.

Political scientist Bob Roberts says if you already knew that, then you are probably a dedicated member of one particular party.


James Madison University professor Bob Roberts spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham about the upcoming election.

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11:43 am
Thu May 14, 2009

The Saga of Washington and Lee's Long-lost Library Book

Lexington, VA – An 1864 edition of Volume 1 of The War in the Peninsula and the South of France by W.F.P. Napier is nothing special in and of itself, but the story of its theft and return to Washington and Lee University's Leland Library has made it famous.

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2:27 pm
Wed May 13, 2009

Pat Mullins and Virginia's Republican Party

Richmond, VA – Pat Mullins is a 71 year old semi-retired insurance executive who lives in Louisa County.

He was recently named Chairman of the Virginia Republican Party.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with Mr. Mullins to ask about his plans for a political organization that has been torn by internal strife.

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10:17 am
Fri May 8, 2009

Mothers Day - A History

Richmond, VA – Ed Ayers is President of the University of Richmond, and an historian who has written many books about 19th Century America.

Recently he spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham about the origins of Mothers Day.

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4:30 pm
Wed May 6, 2009

7 Confirmed Casses of N1H1 at Washington and Lee University

Lexington, VA – The number of confirmed cases of the H1N1 flu in the state is now 11, according to the Virgina Department of Health.

Seven are from the Washington and Lee University community.

Martha Woodroof speaks with Jeff Hanna, Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs at Washington and Lee University.

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6:25 pm
Wed April 29, 2009

Virginia Republicans Seek New Leadership

Richmond, VA – Virginia Republicans meet this weekend to choose a new leader for their state party organization.

However, it's looking like whoever is chosen may not be keeping the job for long.

WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with Anita Kumar, a Washington Post reporter who has been following the story.

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3:53 am
Thu April 16, 2009

A History of Government Power

Charlottesville, VA – A Charlottesville man would like to challenge your beliefs about the power of the federal government.

Especially if you think exceptional authority coming out of Washington is a new thing.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with UVA Historian Brian Balogh, the author of a new book on the history of government power titled, "Government Out of Sight: The Mystery of National Authority in Nineteenth-Century America".

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