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Jessie Knadler

A group of Staunton teenagers is traveling to Honduras for eight days this month to help rebuild a church. It’s the focus of a Christian mission trip organized by Trinity Episcopal Church in Staunton. But there’s at least one teen joining this mission who some might assume wouldn’t want to take part in the spread of Christian doctrine. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler explores the power and the risk of stepping outside of one’s faith to help others, while raising consciousness back home.

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Virginia is electing a new Governor this year, and this week  we’re talking to each of the candidates ahead of the June 13th primary.  

Today we talk with Ed Gillespie, former chairman of the Republican National Committee. 

This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, but that doesn’t make it a same-old, same-old event, as WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Virginia is electing a new Governor this year, and this week  we’re talking to each of the candidates ahead of the June 13th primary.  

Today we talk with  Tom Perriello, former Virginia Congressman and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor. 

Jordy Yager

Charlottesville City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to change the names of two parks named for confederate generals. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has more. 

Virginia is electing a new Governor this year, and this week  we’re talking to each of the candidates ahead of the June 13th primary.  

Today we talk with Ralph Northam, Virginia’s current Lieutenant Governor and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor. 

Marguerite Gallorini

Former Washington correspondent for the Boston Globe Thomas Oliphant spoke at the Miller Center of Public Affairs yesterday to discuss John F. Kennedy’s continued legacy on the 100th anniversary of his birth on May 29. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini was there.

Jordy Yager

About 150 protesters gathered in downtown Charlottesville on Wednesday to counter what they expected to be a pro confederate rally to keep the city’s statue of Robert E. Lee in place. What they found, however, was slightly different. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has more.

Three Republicans are vying to become the party's nominee for Virginia's next Lieutenant Governor. Michael Pope spoke with them to get a sense of why they are running, and what they hope to bring to the job.

Three Democrats are vying to become the party's nominee for Virginia's next Lieutenant Governor. Michael Pope spoke with the candidates to get a sense of why they are running, and what they hope to bring to the job. 

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We often see the struggles for civil rights and racial justice as among the most noble of the legal profession. But the University of Virginia’s Law School recently realized it didn’t have any hands-on practical ways for students to get involved. Until now. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has the story.

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Today could be pivotal for the Harrisonburg man awaiting deportation to Mexico. An attorney for Cesar Lara Rios has filed a motion to reopen the case with the Board of Immigration Appeals.  WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz has this update.*

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

Residents in Rockingham and Augusta Counties whose water comes from a well, spring, or cistern can learn more about the quality of their water through several upcoming Virginia Cooperative Extension Drinking Water Clinics.  WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Harrisonburg’s Cesar Lara Rios was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, on May 10, and last week ICE denied him another stay of removal. Now he is poised to be deported to Mexico, but his attorney has one remaining hope for enabling him to stay here, as WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Marguerite Gallorini

How can the environmental community unite to make a difference at the grassroots level?  Answering that question was the goal of the Annual Choose Clean Water Coalition Conference, which convened Wednesday and Thursday in Charlottesville.  And as WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports, participants regarded past successes as a guide for the future of environmental activism.

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