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2:13 am
Sun March 2, 2008

Chocolate Economics

Charlottesville, VA – Governor Tim Kaine has declared April 2008 as "Financial Literacy Month." Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says there's a growing movement in Virginia that's pushing to teach kids all about money at a very early age. And it seems to be paying off.

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6:39 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Why February 29?

Charlottesville, VA – Why do we have a 29th of February this year? WMRA's Tom Graham found an astro-physicist willing to give a refresher course on the standard explanation, plus some calendar revelations you likely had not heard before.

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5:22 am
Thu February 28, 2008

Property Tax Disappointment

Charlottesville, VA – Homeowners who were hoping for property tax relief may be in for some disappointment. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke about that and other key Virginia legislative issues with Richmond Times Dispatch political analyst Jeff Schapiro.

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2:37 am
Sun February 24, 2008

Call Centers

Charlottesville, VA – Chances are quite good that the next time your dinner is interrupted by a telemarketer, the phone call is coming from India. An Indian-born film-maker, now teaching in Virginia, has made a documentary about New Delhi call centers. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has a look behind the scenes.

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6:41 am
Thu February 21, 2008

Guns in Restaurants?

Charlottesville, VA – A valley lawmaker is working to change the statute that prevents concealed weapons in places where alcohol is served. WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with a Charlottesville reporter who's been tracking the story.

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12:02 am
Thu February 21, 2008

Virginia Budget Progress

Charlottesville, VA – WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with a Washington Post reporter who's tracking the latest on the Virginia state budget.

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10:09 am
Sun February 17, 2008

August Wilson

Charlottesville, VA – Next month a major American theatre (the Kennedy Center) will stage all ten of August Wilson's plays... including two Pulitzer prize winners. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, found a Virginia dramatist who is thrilled with this landmark theatrical undertaking.

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11:08 am
Thu February 14, 2008

Virginia's Budget Shortfall

Richmond, VA – Money is the big concern in Virginia's General Assembly this week. Legislators cannot escape the fact that there is even less of it available than previously thought. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke by phone with a state capitol reporter whose been tracking the latest developments.

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10:07 am
Sun February 10, 2008

Hear Today, Hear Tomorrow

Charlottesville, VA – If you are 50 years old, there's a 12-percent chance that you have a hearing loss. By the time you're 65, that jumps to a 30-percent chance. But there's an even better chance that you won't do anything about it. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports.

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12:24 am
Thu February 7, 2008

Virginia General Assembly Update

Richmond, VA – Crossover Day is coming to Virginia's General Assembly. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke by phone about that day, and some other key issues with the man known as "the dean of state capitol reporters," Jeff Schapiro.

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