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7:11 am
Wed January 21, 2009

WEB EXTRA: The First Spouse and Conflicts of Interest

Harrisonburg – Anthony Eksterowicz is a Professor of Political Science at James Madison University and author of 40 articles and 7 books on the presidency and the first lady.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof recently sat down with Dr. Eksterowicz to discuss how conflicts of interest arise and could be dealt with between President and spouse.

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3:26 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Legislative Priorities - Matt Lohr

Harrisonburg, VA – The 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens later today.

Budget numbers scheduled to be released during the session will likely show a need to cut more than 3 billion dollars in state spending.

WMRA's Tom Graham continues our series of interviews with Matt Lohr, member of the House of Delegates from the Harrisonburg region.

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3:18 am
Wed January 14, 2009

Legislative Priorities - Frank Ruff

Farmville, VA – The 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens later today.

Issue number one is a budget deficit now pegged at almost 3 billion dollars, and growing.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down recently with Frank Ruff, state senator who Chairs the "Center for Rural Virginia" to ask how he will be approaching the budget challenge.

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4:28 am
Tue January 13, 2009

Legislative Priorities - Creigh Deeds

Richmond, VA – The 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens tomorrow.

Priority number one will be dealing with a multi-billion dollar budget deficit.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down recently with Creigh Deeds, a long time legislator from one of the most rural parts of the Valley, who would like to become Virginia's next Governor.

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4:16 am
Mon January 12, 2009

The Gulf Stream and Exploration

Harrisonburg, VA – The Gulf Stream, which courses through the ocean about 15 miles off the
coast of Virginia, is often called the weather-maker of the Atlantic.

But as Sarah McConnell discovered after speaking with James Madison University professor Stan Ulanski, it also played a pivotal role in the early exploration of the Americas.

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3:45 am
Sat January 10, 2009

Legislative Priorities - Ben Cline

Lexington, VA – When the 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens this Wednesday, the top challenge will be dealing with a multi-billion dollar budget deficit.

Each morning, until the Assembly opens, we're talking with lawmakers from across the WMRA region about that deficit, as well as what they hope to see accomplished in this year's so-called short session.'

This morning we hear from the Delegate from the 24th district, who sat down recently with WMRA's Tom Graham.

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5:37 am
Fri January 9, 2009

Legislative Priorities - Jill Vogel

Winchester, VA – When the 2009 session of Virginia's General Assembly opens next week the overriding issue will be a multi-billion dollar deficit.

Each weekday morning, until the Assembly opens, we are talking with lawmakers from across the WMRA region about that deficit, as well as what they hope to see accomplished in the 45-day session.

WMRA's Tom Graham sits down to talk with Jill Vogel, the Senator from the 27th district.

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2:08 am
Thu January 8, 2009

Legislative Priorities - David Toscano

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's General Assembly opens its 2009 session next week and the big question on the minds of legislators is what government programs should not have their budgets cut.

In anticipation of the upcoming session, WMRA is talking with lawmakers from across the region about their priorities, and we begin this series with a General Assembly member who used to be Mayor of Charlottesville.

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10:01 am
Sun December 21, 2008

Ten Cents a Dance

Charlottesville, VA – President-elect Barrack Obama is talking about a massive public works plan to put people back to work. Seven decades ago, another president used public works projects to get the economy moving... but the New Deal also accomplished some broad cultural goals.

Nancy King discovered that some of the New Deal's cultural efforts are still in evidence in Virginia.

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5:37 am
Wed December 17, 2008

Governor Kaine Announces More Cuts

Richmond, VA – Governor Tim Kaine met with key members of the Virginia General Assembly to announce more budget cuts.

WMRA's Tom Graham has a summary of those budget proposals, which would effect everything from state workers' pay to public schools.

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