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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.