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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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12:30 am
Mon July 28, 2008

Web Extra: Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer

Richmond, VA – Tom Graham recently spoke by phone with Virginia Secretary of Transportation Pierce Homer.

The main focus of conversation centered around two questions: "How is Virginia government coping with its transportation budget shortfall? What is being done to try to find common ground between Republicans and Democrats with widely varying viewpoints on this issue?"

The full interview runs about 14 minutes in length.

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10:40 am
Mon July 21, 2008

Ashley Bryan: A Life Celebrated

Warm Springs, VA – 85 year-old Ashley Bryan, as a person of color, had to break a lot of racial barriers to become a published illustrator of children's books. Bryan was in Warm Springs, Virginia last week to help a huge crowd of fans open a rare exhibition of his paintings at the Warm Springs Gallery. Reporter Martha Woodroof was there.

Warm Springs Gallery

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11:57 am
Sun July 20, 2008

Jung's Legacy

Charlottesville, VA – Born 133 years ago (July 26, 1875), Carl Jung's psychological theories are once more en vogue. Nancy King looks at the man and his modern-day legacies.

With Good Reason

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12:01 am
Mon July 14, 2008

Chris Saxman (R) & David Toscano (D) - Full Interview

Richmond, VA – Late last week, a Special Session of the General Assembly, intended to address transportation issues in Virginia, ended in stalemate.

While the session was underway, WMRA's Tom Graham asked Republican Delegate Chris Saxman and Democratic Delegate David Toscano to sit down and talk with each other about party lines and real solutions to Virginia's transportation woes.

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12:00 am
Mon July 14, 2008

One Republican, One Democrat

Richmond, VA – Virginia's Democrats and Republicans have once again demonstrated that they are unable to find common ground when it comes to fixing the state's transportation problems. Late last week, a Special Session of the General Assembly ended in stalemate.

But what would happen if you could get just one Republican and one Democrat to sit down and talk with each other about Virginia's transportation issues?

While in the state capitol last week, WMRA's Tom Graham explored that idea.

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1:20 am
Sun July 13, 2008

Call Me Mister

Charlottesville, VA – Virginia educators are looking for a few good men... African-American men, in fact, who want to teach in elementary school. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has more.

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