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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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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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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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