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4:45 am
Wed August 27, 2008

Pedal More, Drive Less, Save Gas

Charlottesville, VA – Until fairly recently, most people rode bicycles for fun or to stay fit. Now, however, with gas prices hugging four dollars, dealers report more and more customers are buying bicycles for transportation. WMRA's Martha Woodroof has the story.

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9:52 am
Sun August 24, 2008

Make Room For Autism

Charlottesville, VA – One-and-a-half million American families have a child diagnosed with an autism-spectrum disorder. In Charlottesville, one couple is embarking on a new therapy program and a construction project to meet the challenges of their young son. Nancy King paid a visit to the home of Josh Friedman and Mira Levine.

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4:14 am
Wed August 20, 2008

Back To School

Richmond, VA – Across the Commonwealth, from kindergarten to college, the back-to-school-season is upon us once again.

So, what hopes does the man in charge of education, for all of Virginia, have for the year ahead?

WMRA's Tom Graham sat down for a chat recently with Tom Morris, the Commonwealth's Secretary of Education.

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4:46 am
Sun August 17, 2008

Orphan Trains

Charlottesville, VA – The foster care system can trace its roots back to 19th century America when thousands of hungry children were roaming the streets of big East Coast cities. Nancy King says some of these kids ended up in Virginia.

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5:22 am
Tue August 12, 2008

How's the Air Up There

Luray, VA – The Shenandoah National Park is famous for its beautiful views -- when you can see them. Martha Woodroof takes a look at the state of the air along the Skyline Drive.

Court Decision

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1:28 am
Sun August 10, 2008

Guesstimation

Charlottesville, VA – What are your real chances of winning the lottery? Nancy King found a Virginia physicist who can shed some light on those really, really big numbers.

With Good Reason

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10:38 am
Fri August 8, 2008

Virginia Veepstakes

Charlottesville, VA – The Vice-Presidential sweepstakes is bringing an unusual amount of national attention to Virginia this election year. You've probably heard that a Republican Congressman from Virginia as well as our state's Democratic Governor are currently under consideration. WMRA's Tom Graham wondered how all the talk is affecting the Commonwealth's political dynamics, so he sat down with a journalist known for having his finger on the pulse of Virginia politics.

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3:59 am
Sun August 3, 2008

Music in China

Charlottesville, VA – In the mid-19th century, American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote that "music is the universal language of mankind."

Nancy King, found a Virginia orchestra conductor whose recent trip to China confirms the timelessness of Longfellow's observation.

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5:11 am
Wed July 30, 2008

Beijing Chef

Charlottesville, VA – When you find yourself reading about the Olympics over the next few weeks, chances are good that the reporter you are reading was fed by UVA Chef Steve Biery.

WMRA's Tom Graham has this profile of Biery, who now finds himself in charge of feeding more than a thousand journalists.

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2:04 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Virginia Transportation Improvements Scaled Back

Richmond, VA – Due to the ongoing rise of fuel prices and Virginia's recent transportation impasse, the odds of road improvements in your neighborhood have just gone down. WMRA's Tom Graham made that discovery when he recently spoke with Pierce Homer, Virginia's Transportation Secretary.

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