WMRA News

Second Look
1:39 pm
Fri February 20, 2015

Visual Arts in Staunton, Arts Scene in the 'Burg, Meet the Livestock Judges

WMRA’s Luanne Austin takes us to Staunton, where, from tiny, out-of-the-way workshops to the better known art galleries, the visual arts play a big role in Staunton’s cultural life, and in the tourist experience....  And, in a replay from October 2014, it turns out that quite a few people have been working pretty hard at growing the arts in Harrisonburg, too, and that goes hand-in-hand with the effort to revitalize downtown....  The four high-schoolers on the championship-winning Rockingham County 4-H Livestock Judging Team are getting ready to compete in Scotland this summer - and developi

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Don't Judge... Unless You Know What You're Doing
1:28 pm
Thu February 19, 2015

Teen 4-H Livestock Judges Win U.S., Head to Scotland

The team after the win in Denver. From left to right: Hannah Craun, Cayley Ellington, Bailey Carpenter and MaKayla Nesselrodt.
Western National Roundup photo

We all kind of know what physical characteristics makes people look fit and healthy.

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Play for Literacy
6:15 pm
Wed February 18, 2015

Literacy Group Aims for "Triple Word Score" with Scrabble Funder

Executive Director of Skyline Literacy, Elizabeth Girvan
Credit Kara Lofton

On Sunday, March 1*, teams of three from all over the Shenandoah Valley will bring their wits, cunning, and friendly competitive edge to Skyline Middle School to compete in—a Scrabble Tournament.  WMRA's Kara Lofton reports.

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First in a series: The Arts in Staunton
11:42 am
Wed February 18, 2015

In Staunton, a Visual Feast of Art

Steve Kiser (second from right) and his three partners at the Dwell Collective
Luanne Austin

From tiny, out-of-the-way workshops to the better known art galleries, the visual arts play a big role in Staunton’s cultural life, and in the tourist experience.

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Second Look
1:32 pm
Fri February 13, 2015

Leymah Gbowee Visits, Lawmakers Tackle Sexual Assault, Cyber Security

Nobel Peace laureate Leymah Gbowee visited her alma mater, Eastern Mennonite University, to support an Ebola fundraiser organized by EMU’s International Student Organization.  WMRA’s Kara Lofton was there....  The problem of campus sexual assault gets some attention in the General Assembly, WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports that the proposals are not without controversy....  Kara Lofton filed a two-part report with some advice for how to protect YOUR identity and data online, and on the broader problem faced by businesses and governments....  and we meet Iraqi refugee Husam Abdulazeez, as Andrew

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Part 2 of 2
11:59 am
Thu February 12, 2015

How (Cyber) Secure Are You? The Bigger Picture

Jack Davidson is a professor of Computer Science at the University of Virginia, and president of Zephyr Software.

Today we revisit the question “How secure are you?” in the second half of our two-part series on cyber security.

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Refugee Photographer
1:24 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Seeing Virginia With New Eyes

Husam Abdulazeez's photographs will be on display until April
Andrew Jenner

A photographer who’s recently moved to Rockingham County hopes his newcomer’s perspective can show others what life through a refugee’s eyes looks like here.

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Part 1 of 2
12:46 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

How (Cyber) Secure Are You? Protecting Personal Info

Edna Reid is an associate professor of Intelligence Analysis at James Madison University.
Credit Kara Lofton

It's a topic more and more in the news—cyber security.

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Disagreement Over Provisions
12:11 pm
Mon February 9, 2015

General Assembly Takes on Campus Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is an issue getting some attention in this session of Virginia’s General Assembly.

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Second Look
1:27 pm
Fri February 6, 2015

Country Doc, Pipeline Hearings, Hemp-Hemp Hooray

A physician from Middlebrook receives the “Country Doctor of the Year” award at his church in Spotswood.  And, as WMRA's Luanne Austin reports, his second clinic is at a very "high traffic" location....  WMRA’s Andrew Jenner filed a couple of stories on legislation before this session of the General Assembly.  The first regards an issue about which many residents in the path of the proposed Dominion natural-gas pipeline say that they are not being heard when they raise concerns about its effect on their property.  At least two lawmakers in the General Assembly are responding to those concer

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