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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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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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