April Moore Announces Campaign
3:58 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Shenandoah Co. Writer & Activist to Challenge Sen. Obenshain

April Moore announces her bid to unseat 26th District State Senator Mark Obenshain.
Andrew Jenner

Republican Senator Mark Obenshain has a new challenger this fall for his state senate seat representing part of the Shenandoah Valley.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the story.

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Virginia Festival of the Book
9:44 am
Tue March 17, 2015

Readers Connect With Authors at 21st Annual BookFest

The Virginia Festival of the Book is in its 21st year and will feature 400 authors from around the country, who will come to Charlottesville to take part in 200 programs from Wednesday, March 18 through Sunday March 22.

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11:16 am
Sun March 15, 2015

Warp Speed Fundraiser Giveaways

Credit iPad Air 2

WMRA's Warp Speed Fundraising was a great success! We received enough support to eliminate the traditional WMRA spring drive.  And everyone who gave is in the drawing for an iPad Air 2!

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5:26 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Thank-You Stuff!

Thank You Gifts

Support WMRA today!

Imagine waking up to Morning Edition and a cup of coffee (or tea, if that's your thing) in a great reminder that you helped make it happen! The WMRA coffee mug: it's a way for us to say "thank you" for a contribution of $10/month.

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3:27 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Warp Speed Fundraising

Thank You!

You did it!  together we raised over $200,000 with our Warp Speed Fundraiser and didn't interrupt a single program.

Thank you for your support of WMRA and helping us change the way we fundraise for public radio.

Second Look
1:23 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Staunton's Eclectic Music; Women After Jail; Writer Erika Raskin

The second part of our series on the arts scene in Staunton focuses on music.  And WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us there....

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Second in a Series: Arts in Staunton
11:01 am
Wed March 11, 2015

What Defines Music in Staunton? How About... "Eclectic"?

Duane Knowles and Danny Parker jam at Marino's Grill.
Luanne Austin

The second part of our series on the arts scene in Staunton focuses on music.  And WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us there.

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Making the Transition
1:43 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

After Jail, Women Struggle to Live

After serving several months at the Middle River Regional Jail, Sudana Wilmott is getting some help in setting new goals for her future.
Courtesy of the News Leader

Women are a relatively small proportion of the incarcerated population in Virginia.  But that number is growing, and growing faster than the rate of male incarceration.

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9:45 pm
Sun March 8, 2015

Our Island Universe - Debuts on WMRA

Our Island Universe - a 90 second look at new discoveries in our understanding of what lies beyond the horizon and what it means to us here on earth.

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Second Look
12:27 pm
Sat March 7, 2015

Charlottesville's Beating Heart; Dynamic Piano Duo; Pipeline Upside?

Since the Dave Matthews Band and before, music is part of the beating heart of Charlottesville.  WMRA's Sefe Emokpae takes us on a tour.... 

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