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11:15 am
Sun June 22, 2008

Flowers & Pollution

Charlottesville, VA – Flowers may still smell sweet to our human noses, but the bees are having a tougher time trying to locate that rose in your garden. Nancy King, with the radio program "With Good Reason," says air pollution is compromising the fragrance of flowers.

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4:49 am
Fri June 20, 2008

Preparing for the Special Session -- Part 2

Richmond, VA – According to one respected political analyst, when Virginia lawmakers gather for a special session of the General Assembly next week, fixing the state's transportation system will not be the only issue at hand. WMRA's Tom Graham has more.

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8:36 am
Wed June 18, 2008

The Local Impact of High Fuel Prices

Harrisonburg, VA – Jeffrey Lacker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond pointed out in a speech this Monday that the large increases in food and energy prices are dampening the growth of real income in this country. WMRA's Martha Woodroof takes a look at the specific impact these increases are having on some Harrisonburg businesses.

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7:42 am
Tue June 17, 2008

Preparing for the Special Session -- Part 1

Richmond, VA – Will taxes go up? Will congestion get worse? Will it take longer to get a pothole fixed? Those are among the questions Virginia's General Assembly is being asked to address in a Special Session on Transportation that begins next week. This week -- WMRA's Tom Graham is talking with a series of specialists who've been watching transportation issues closely. The first of those observers is a former political reporter who now heads a public policy institute.

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11:34 am
Sun June 15, 2008

Good to Great for Non-Profits

Charlottesville, VA – The non-profit sector of the American economy continues to outstrip the growth of the business sector and the government. But Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports on some growing pains within the community.

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8:55 am
Mon June 9, 2008

The High Price of Animal Feed

Harrisonburg, VA – The Federal government's mandated demand that corn ethanol production be sharply increased has sent the price of corn through the roof. The price of animal feed has soared with it. As a result, a Shenandoah Valley poultry co-operative has red ink in its balance sheet for the first time in its short, but here-to-fore profitable, history.

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9:42 am
Sun June 1, 2008

Native Voices

Charlottesville, VA – It's not quite as high profile as the "dueling Davids" on American Idol, but there's a search on for Virginia Native Americans who compose modern classical music. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has the details.

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9:24 am
Sun May 25, 2008

Intelligent Design

Charlottesville, VA – The arguments over teaching religion in public schools remain as robust as ever. But Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports the debate has taken on an intriguing new twist with some scholars now pushing for mandatory classes in world religions.

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12:01 am
Tue May 20, 2008

Governor Kaine's Town Meeting on Virginia Insight

Harrisonburg, VA – Virginia Governor Tim Kaine is holding a number of statewide town hall meetings to discuss the upcoming transportation special legislative session on June 23rd. WMRA was asked by the governor's office to hold one of them yesterday on Virginia Insight, hosted by Tom Graham. Martha Woodroof prepared this condensed version of what the Governor had to say.

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2:26 am
Mon May 19, 2008

The Rug Trade

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