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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.