17th Annual International Festival
4:30 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

International Festival Celebrates, and Reflects, World

Philippine dancers rehearse in Elkton

On Saturday (Sept. 27), more than 40 cultures and countries and at least 53 languages will come together at a park in Harrisonburg.

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Part 1 of 6
4:30 pm
Wed September 24, 2014

First Step to Citizenship? Often, Learning English

Juan Alvarez emigrated from Cuba to the United States in 2013.
Andrew Jenner

Under the best of circumstances, the path to U.S. citizenship for immigrants can take years.

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4:40 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Support Waking Up to Morning Edition

Imagine waking up to Morning Edition and a cup of coffee (or tea, if that's your thing) with this 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.

Join WMRA as a Sustainer right now!

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4:01 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

WMRA Sustainer Tote Bag

Our Fall Fundraiser starts this Monday, and we've got a special "thank you" gift for new sustainers!  Become a sustaining member with a contribution of at least $5 per month, and we'll send you this snazzy WMRA tote bag, featuring the names of all your favorite programs, arranged in the shape of Virginia. 

Walk down the street knowing your groceries, books, et cetera are securely contained in an Earth-friendly accessory that proudly proclaims you're a sustaining member of WMRA!

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Furious Flower 2014
1:43 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Once-a-Decade Black Poetry Conference Returns

(l-r) Tony Medina, Sonia Sanchez, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Joanne Gabbin (2010)

The Furious Flower Poetry Conference is a much-anticipated gathering of poets and scholars.

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Overcrowded Jail
2:03 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

Soul-Searching in the Valley Over a Crowded Jail

Law enforcement agencies, like the Harrisonburg Police Department whose vehicles fill a parking lot downtown, represent the most visible aspect of the local corrections system.
Andrew Jenner

Like other communities across Virginia, residents of Rockingham County are wrestling with a big problem...

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"Emergency" on Stage
5:00 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Solo Performer Beaty Brings "Emergency" to Forbes

Daniel Beaty plays more than 40 characters as a slave ship rises in front of the statue of Liberty in present-day New York City. 

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Food Freedom
11:18 am
Mon September 8, 2014

"Food Freedom" Comes Together in Staunton

Bumper-sticker attitude from the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund at the Food Freedom Festival.
Andrew Jenner

What do you find at your local farmer’s market?

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9:55 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Martha Woodroof Counts Her "Small Blessings"

Plenty of people toy with the idea of writing a book, but few will actually get published, and by the time we reach our mid-60’s, those dreams may fade.

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Live Videocast
5:40 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

A Prairie Home Companion 40th Anniversary Videocast - SOLD OUT

Saturday September 20th, WMRA is celebrating A Prairie Home Companion's 40th anniversary season with a live videocast at Blue Sprocket Sound, 44 Miller circle in Harrisonburg. The event is SOLD OUT.

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