WMRA News

Brandy Somers

The Rocktown Beer and Music Festival in Harrisonburg pairs a variety of local, regional and national craft beers with musical talent that ranges in genre from Americana to funk and rock.

Kara Lofton

In the last installment of our series on homelessness, WMRA’s Kara Lofton talks to local experts about how solving the housing crisis could be the answer to eliminating homelessness in Virginia.

Margee Greenfield

Early every weekday morning, 76 11th and 12th grade students from ten high schools in Harrisonburg, and Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah Counties, head to Mt. Jackson for a different kind of education.  WMRA’s Margee Greenfield went along for the ride to check it out.

It’s still dark.  It’s chilly.  A small group of students are waiting at Turner Ashby High School at 6:45am, for the bus they take every morning to Massanutten Regional Governor’s School, in Mt. Jackson.

[Bus arriving sound]

Andrew Jenner

As a reporter, it's best if you have a pretty clear idea in mind what your story's going to end up being about.

Alcoholism does not define Richard Rose, but his life has certainly been shaped by the addiction.

David Doremus

An initiative toward more individualized and effective treatments for cancer is gaining traction at universities in Virginia.

Music Feeds Us

You don’t often talk about classical music and canned food in the same sentence.

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Apr 15, 2015

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Kara Lofton

Alcoholism does not define Richard Rose, but his life has certainly been shaped by the addiction.

Kara Lofton

In a scientific utopia, communication is open, data are accurate and results are reproducible.

Evelyn Jackson

Music, art, innovation and food. The Tom Tom Founders Festival is this week.  WMRA’s Kara Lofton has the story.

Through disability, abuse and addiction, Sarah Blackwell relies on faith.  WMRA’s Kara Lofton has her story.

Kara Lofton

Sarah Blackwell has struggled with disability, physical abuse, and drug addiction since she was a teenager.

WMRA’s Andrew Jenner took a deep look at the problems with something called orchardgrass...

Jessie Knadler

Been roller skating lately?

Kara Lofton

WMRA’s Kara Lofton met Joseph Culver in a common room at a day shelter in Charlottesville called The Haven.

Andrew Jenner

You maybe haven't heard of orchardgrass, but it's an important feed grass for livestock in Virginia, and has been a major crop here for decades.

WMRA's Matt Bingay sat down with JMU professor Paul Bogard earlier this week to talk about our modern day problems with light pollution and the solutions our communities might embrace....

As Virginia Insight continues it's hiatus, WMRA is debuting a new program Thursdays at 3pm.  Big Picture Science is here until Virginia Insight's return.

Andrew Jenner

The edge of the Marcellus shale formation, a lucrative source of natural gas from fracking in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, extends into the very western edge of Virginia.

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