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6:13 am
Fri April 10, 2009

One Republican, One Democrat - General Assembly 2009

Harrisonburg, VA – With this past Wednesday's "veto session" now completed, Virginia's General Assembly has officially ended its work for the year. So what was accomplished?

WMRA's Tom Graham asked one Republican and one Democrat to share their perspective.

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9:46 am
Thu April 9, 2009

Unemployment in Virginia - An Economist's View

Charlottesville, VA – The latest unemployment figures now show that the number of people out of work across the Commonwealth has just about doubled over the past year.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with University of Virginia Economist William Shobe to get some perspective.

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4:34 am
Tue April 7, 2009

The Wall that Heals

Harrisonburg, VA – The Wall that Heals is a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial which is often referred to simply as the Wall.

The replica was designed to travel to communities throughout the United States. Last week, it came to Ralph Sampson Park in Harrisonburg.

Martha Woodroof visited and files this report.

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5:11 am
Thu April 2, 2009

Special Session Preview

Richmond, VA – State Lawmakers are due to gather in Richmond next week.

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with Jeff Schapiro, one of the state capitol's best political reporters, to ask what we should be looking for.


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4:43 am
Mon March 30, 2009

Excited About Science

Harrisonburg, VA – The Center for STEM Education and Outreach at James Madison University is stepping up its efforts to promote science education and nurture that spark of curiosity we all possess as children.

WMRA's Tom Graham reports.

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12:16 am
Wed March 11, 2009

Matisse, Picasso, and modern art in Paris: The T. Catesby Jones collection

Charlottesville, VA – Matisse, Picasso, Chagall: an extensive collection of European modern art began a two-year tour around Virginia recently.

This exhibition reunites valuable works from a private collection for the first time in sixty years, and they are scheduled to be on display in Charlottesville, Winchester, Abingdon and Richmond.

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6:05 am
Thu February 19, 2009

Virginia Stimulus

Richmond, VA – Earlier this week, Virginia's Governor revealed that the state's budget problems were even bigger than previously thought.

At about the same time, on the national stage, President Obama signed legislation some believed would help states out of their money problems.

So where does Virginia's budget mess stand now?

WMRA's Tom Graham pursued that question with Virginia Senator Emmett Hanger, a key member of Virginia's Senate Finance Committee.

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5:22 am
Mon February 16, 2009

Lincoln's Rockingham County Roots

Harrisonburg, VA – Monday, February 16, is president's day. A day set aside to honor Presidents Washington and Lincoln.

Washington, of course, is a recognized Virginian.

And although Illinois calls itself the Land of Lincoln, the roots of our sixteenth president actually run deep into Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, as well.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof reports.

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4:06 am
Thu February 12, 2009

Passing Crossover Day

Richmond, VA – Cell phones in cars... smoking in restaurants... funding for schools... those issues are all still alive at the state capitol now that the General Assembly has passed crossover day.

James Madison University Politics Professor Bob Roberts has been tracking the legislative process and Tom Graham caught up with him for an overview.

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1:02 am
Wed February 11, 2009

UVA Literary Scholarship Goes High-Tech

Charlottesville, VA – At the University of Virginia, literary scholarship first went digital with the highly touted Rosetti Archives in 1993, and the University now a hot bed of high-tech literary activity. The challenge of course, is to maintain rigorous academic standards. Martha Woodroof reports on one UVA digital archive that's successfully married 21st Century Technology with exacting Nineteenth century scholarship.

NINES - Nineteenth-Century Studies Online

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