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10:51 am
Sun March 30, 2008

Guesstimation

Charlottesville, VA – What are your real chances of winning the lottery? Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has found a physicist who doesn't play the lottery but who can shed some light on the odds of Lady Luck smiling on you.

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10:02 am
Sun March 23, 2008

Housework

Charlottesville, VA – Despite all the talk about equality in modern relationships, it should come as no surprise - at least to women - that most husbands are lagging behind in the housework department. But Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports that live-in boyfriends are another story.

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WMRA News
9:31 am
Thu March 20, 2008

A Man With No Papers

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8:49 am
Thu March 20, 2008

No paper, no job, no future . . .

Extended Interview

Harrisonburg, VA – Woodroof: What made you want to leave Guatemala?

Well, I come from very poor, poor family. And we don't have opportunities for job over there. We don't have a good education. I have a lot of brothers over there and my mom. I give my sacrifice for them, you know. I am working for my family.

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WMRA News
11:56 am
Sun March 16, 2008

Retreat from the Rankings Race

Charlottesville, VA – Toward the end of this month, college acceptance letters will start arriving in mailboxes of high school seniors across Virginia. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports it is "crunch time" for seniors and, as it turns out, for colleges too.

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4:43 am
Thu March 13, 2008

Virginia Lawmakers Reach Budget Agreement

Richmond, VA – Without a tax increase, yet with additional funding for some popular programs, it looks like Virginia lawmakers may have solved the mystery of how to come up with a new state budget. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a capitol-beat newspaperman who's been tracking the latest developments.

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2:28 am
Thu March 13, 2008

WMRA Interview with NPR Managing Editor Brian Duffy

Harrisonburg, VA – During the past quarter century he covered the world, reporting for the Miami Herald, The Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal, then spent many years as Editor of U.S. News and World Report. As of just a few months ago, he began overseeing the news you hear from NPR, and his views about the state of journalism will be the focus of attention at a public forum in Lexington, Va., Friday, March 14. WMRA reporter Tom Graham spoke with NPR's Brian Duffy.

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1:27 am
Sun March 9, 2008

Aw Shucks... Oysters in Virginia

Charlottesville, VA – For nearly four centuries, oyster was "king" of the Chesapeake Bay — supporting industry and a way of life on Virginia's Eastern Shore. But by the 1980s, disease and pollution had nearly wiped out Virginia oysterbeds. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports that today there is a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered bi-valve.

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4:15 am
Thu March 6, 2008

Virginia General Assembly - Final Days

Charlottesville, VA – As Virginia's General Assembly races toward its scheduled adjournment this weekend, a monkey wrench appears to have been thrown in the works of one of its most contentious issues. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a State Capitol newspaper reporter who's been tracking the latest developments.

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1:21 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Racquetball <i>Interruptus</i>: The Story of One Man's Brain Tumor Treatment

Charlottesville, VA – There's a new, highly noninvasive way to stop brain tumors available at the University of Virginia. Martha Woodroof has the story.

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