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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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3:42 am
Wed December 10, 2008

Venture Capital in a Down Economy

Charlottesville, VA – UVA's Darden business school attracts a lot of innovative entrepreneurial students dreaming of starting their own businesses and maturing them on rich infusions of venture capital. Now that the world's economy is shrinking Martha Woodroof explores the current viability of those Darden student dreams.

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10:43 am
Mon December 8, 2008

Local Government and Less Money

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia's Governor is due to release a new set of budget plans, and since the economic down turn has already hit many local governments hard, many officials across the Commonwealth are feeling anxious about the Governor's coming announcement.

WMRA's Tom Graham reports.

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11:35 am
Sun December 7, 2008

The Hair Detective

Charlottesville, VA – Is it true that blonds have more fun?

A Virginia scientist can't answer that question but he can discuss her diet, where she lives, and maybe even her drug habits.

Nancy King has more.

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11:50 am
Sun November 30, 2008

The Road Less Traveled

Charlottesville, VA – If you don't have the time or opportunity to drive the longest road in Virginia, a new book that shares some of the legends and lore of Highway 58 is probably the next best thing.

Nancy King has more.

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5:45 am
Sun November 23, 2008

Aw Shucks... Oysters in Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – For four centuries, oyster was king of the Chesapeake Bay -- supporting a way of life on Virginia's Eastern Shore. But by the 1980s, pollution and disease had nearly wiped out the oyster beds. Nancy King reports there is now a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered bivalve.

With Good Reason

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1:50 am
Tue November 18, 2008

Cale Elementary Students Mix It Up!

Albemarle County, VA – The idea behind National Mix It Up Day is pretty simple: get elementary students to eat lunch with a different group of schoolmates, and bring in high school students to facilitate this "mixed-up" interaction.

Martha Woodroof mixed it up last week in Cale Elementary School cafeteria in Albemarle County.

Southern Poverty Law Center's National Mix It Up Day

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