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2:11 am
Wed November 12, 2008

Already Prepping for Election 2009

Washington D.C. – The next significant set of elections in Virginia are not due until next summer, when primaries for statewide races will be held. But it looks like one of those contests is already heating up.

Tom Graham spoke with a Washington Post reporter who's been tracking the latest developments.

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11:27 am
Sun November 9, 2008

Pregnancy Emotions

Charlottesville, VA – Pregnancy is often a roller coaster ride of emotional ups and downs -- that can surprise expectant mothers with its intensity. Nancy King talked about pregnancy and childbirth with a group of Charlottesville mothers and a doctor who is also a mom.

With Good Reason

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10:42 am
Sun November 2, 2008

Steel Drivin' Man

Charlottesville, VA – Using detective skills worthy of Sherlock Holmes, a Virginia historian has pieced together clues to show that John Henry, the "Steel Drivin' Man" of song--may be more flesh and blood than myth. Nancy King has more.

With Good Reason

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11:54 am
Sun October 26, 2008

Horror Films

Charlottesville, VA – With Halloween just around the corner, a young man's fancy turns to... scary movies. Nancy King explores what horrifies us at the movies.

With Good Reason

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3:58 am
Sun October 19, 2008

Negative Ads

Charlottesville, VA – While the weary among us might hit the "mute" button on our remote control when yet another political ad airs on TV, there's one Virginian who is actually counting and analyzing all those 30-second spots. Nancy King has more.

With Good Reason

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4:25 am
Sun October 12, 2008

Remarkable Trees

Charlottesville, VA – Four years of research have culminated in a new book that showcases the beauty, variety, and history of Virginia's trees. Nancy King caught up with the authors and photographer.

With Good Reason

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1:33 am
Fri October 10, 2008

The College Student's Financial Picture

Harrisonburg, VA – As Bob Dylan sang in 1964, "the times they are a changing." Back then, college students faced massive social upheaval. Now, they're facing massive economic upheaval. WMRA's Martha Woodroof takes a college student-eye look at the current economy.

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4:59 am
Thu October 9, 2008

A Historic Election

Richmond, VA – A big election is coming up... but just how big?

WMRA's Tom Graham has been wondering about all the claims that decisions before us this November are of monumental, historic proportion. So he sat down with political historian Ed Ayers to find out if the historic claims of this election are really true.

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3:57 am
Thu October 9, 2008

Budget Cuts for Virginia Fiscal Year 2009

Richmond, VA – Big budget cuts are coming to Virginia government.

Governor Kaine revealed today that more than 500 state workers will be laid off immediately, and over the next year and a half more than two billion dollars will be cut out of state spending plans.

WMRA's Tom Graham has details.

Virginia Budget Shortfall Press Release

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10:59 am
Mon October 6, 2008

Precious Refreshment

Precious Refreshment

Charlottesville – With the growing interest in eating locally-produced and sustainable foods, some true believers think the timing is just about perfect for Virginia apple cider to make a come-back.

Nancy King attended a cider-making workshop recently at Monticello, and has this report.

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