WMRA News

WMRA News
4:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Landowners Gearing Up For Fight Against Proposed Pipeline

Augusta County landowner Jerry Bryant
Luanne Austin

In June, Dominion Power sent letters to landowners in Augusta County whose property would be in the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

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GW Forest Drilling
4:30 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Nat'l Forest Partial Fracking Plan Gets Muted Support

Reddish Knob sits on the border of Augusta County and Pendleton County, W.Va. in the George Washington National Forest.
Credit Taber Andrew Bain

On November 18th, the U.S. Forest Service released a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest.

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Blues Bash
9:00 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Blues Valley Benefit Concert: Stacy Mitchhart Band

Stacy Mitchhart

Friday night, November 14, we celebrated another great year of Blues Valley, with The Professah and The Stacy Mitchhart Band.  About 100 fans came out to the show at Clementine Café.

Thank you all for supporting Blues Valley and WMRA. We hope to do it again next year!

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SuperGr8 Film Festival
4:30 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Super Gr8

First-time Jossi Diaz-Castro, hanging out at the Artful Dodger.
Luanne Austin

Three minutes and twenty seconds long… no editing after the filming, and film-makers don’t see the final product until everyone else does.

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WMRA News
12:25 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

New Rhythm For Morning Edition

The New Morning Edition Clock - In Effect Beginning November 17, 2014

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

NPR has changed  a few of their show clocks, and the most obvious change in timing affects Morning Edition. The purpose is to help align the placement of new headlines and stories with the way people listen to radio today.  The new clock also provides WMRA with more flexibility to include the local news and info that's important to you.

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Izzeldin Abuelaish
4:30 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

He Lost Three Daughters. He Wants Peace.

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian physician and the author of I Shall Not Hate, a book about his commitment to peace activism in the aftermath of the deaths of three of his daughters, killed by Israeli tank fire in 2009.
Sarah Gingrich, EMU

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish has suffered, in the most intimate way, from the violence of the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Election Results
6:31 am
Wed November 5, 2014

Warner Claims Victory; Brat, Goodlatte Win

Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Mark Warner claimed victory over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

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WMRA News
9:39 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

NPR Election Coverage

2014 Virginia Film Festival
4:30 pm
Mon November 3, 2014

Virginia Film Festival -- Stronger Than Ever?

Under the leadership of Jody Kielbasa, the Virginia Film Festival has set attendance records in each of the past five years. This year, Kielbasa expects a new record attendance approaching 30,000 for the four-day festival in Charlottesville.

One hundred films in four days.  For 27 years, the Virginia Film Festival has provided an annual showcase of movies.

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Valley Arts, Part Two
4:30 pm
Thu October 30, 2014

Whence It Came: The Rise of Art, Music, and More in Harrisonburg

Eddie Bumbaugh is executive director of Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance.

So, how did Harrisonburg develop its arts and music scene?

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