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WMRA News
11:48 am
Sun October 5, 2008

Sustainability

Charlottesville, VA – In the past 24-months, more and more American businesses have hopped on board the "green" bandwagon. Nancy King says the University of Virginia's own graduate business school wants to lead the way to a greener corporate America... starting with its own house.

With Good Reason

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WMRA News
9:54 am
Tue September 30, 2008

Impending Budget Cuts for Virginia

Impending Budget Cuts for Virginia

Richmond, VA – As you may have heard, the economic downturn is having an impact on Virginia Government and Governor Kaine could be announcing layoffs soon.

WMRA's Tom Graham talks with Ric Brown, a member of the Governor's cabinet, about piecing together the major cuts needed in the state budget.

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WMRA News
10:47 am
Sun September 28, 2008

Torture: The Lexington Principles

Lexington, VA – No matter who gets elected in November, both candidates have indicated they are ready to re-visit the United States' policy regarding interrogation and torture. The new president may very well rely on a set of guiding principles coming out of Lexington, Virginia.

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WMRA News
3:08 am
Thu September 18, 2008

Election Polling May Leave Out Young and Poor Voters

Harrisonburg, VA – Election polling may not be accurate because young people and poor voters may be left out of telephone surveys, according to Bob Roberts, professor of political science at James Madison University in Virginia.

Many young people do not have landline phones, so they are not reachable by survey groups that use lists of home landline phone numbers, Roberts said.

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WMRA News
10:37 am
Sun September 14, 2008

Accents

Charlottesville, VA – Contrary to what many believe, strong regional accents are still very much a part of the American cultural landscape. Nancy King found a Virginia linguist who is collecting and categorizing different accents.

With Good Reason

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WMRA News
5:13 am
Thu September 11, 2008

The Science Behind the Pentagon Memorial

Charlottesville, VA – In northern Virginia, a new memorial is now open that honors those who died in the Pentagon attacks of September 11th, 2001.

The memorial was made possible, in part, by the work of University of Virginia Materials Scientist, Rob Kelly.

WMRA's Tom Graham Reports.

Pentagon Memorial

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WMRA News
10:43 am
Wed September 10, 2008

Responding to Job Loss in Virginia

Luray, VA – It's no secret that the worsening American economy is triggering job layoffs.

However, the pattern of layoffs in 2008 is causing unforeseen bureaucratic complications.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof reports.

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WMRA News
8:22 am
Mon September 1, 2008

How Is Hurricane Preparation Going from a Virginia Point of View?

Charlottesville, VA – Mark Eggeman is Virginia's search and rescue coordinator - a post he also held during Katrina. Has anything really changed in the last three years, from his professional point of view? Martha Woodroof caught up with Mr. Eggeman on his cell phone.

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11:30 am
Sun August 31, 2008

Private Speech

Charlottesville, VA – Parents and teachers shouldn't worry when pre-schoolers talk to themselves; in fact, they should encourage it. Nancy King has more on chatty children.

With Good Reason

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11:53 am
Wed August 27, 2008

School Anxiety

Richmond, VA – Whether the first day of school is already behind you, or still a few days out, one researcher says this can be a challenging time of year for children.

WMRA's Tom Graham reports.

VCU Anxiety Clinic

VCU Michael Southam-Gerow Profile

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