Jordy Yager

Eight years ago, educators in the Charlottesville area noticed that when it came to math, there was an achievement gap between African American students and their white peers. And so an academy was born to try to improve those skills. And as WMRA’s Jordy Yager reports, what’s resulted is much more.

WMRA Daily 7/6/17

Jul 6, 2017

WMRA Daily 7/5/17

Jul 5, 2017

On this week's Second Look, WMRA's Sefe Emokpae takes us to Lovefest, as the 'Summer of Love' comes to Charlottesville (50 years later).... Sefe also takes us on a tour of the new YMCA there.... Christopher Clymer Kurtz talked with supporters of the Affordable Care Act during their vigil on Court Square.... and, he has the story of the new training program for volunteers with CASA for Children.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

The efforts of congressional Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, are concerning many people. Some of them attended a so-called “Health Care Vigil” Wednesday night on Harrisonburg’s Court Square, as WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Photo courtesy casa4children.org

In Rockbridge, Augusta and Rockingham counties, more than 300 children enter foster care annually. An upcoming training aims to increase the number of volunteers advocating for those children. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Sefe Emokpae

This week the long-anticipated Brooks Family YMCA officially opens to the public. The facility kicked off a week of events with an open house over the weekend. WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae was there.

Sefe Emokpae

Fifty years later, the Summer of Love came to central Virginia Saturday and Sunday. WMRA’s Sefe Emokpae reports on the first ever ‘Lovefest’ at Charlottesville’s IX [ICKS] Art Park and the celebration it represents.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

A fledgling music organization is just taking shape in Harrisonburg, called the Rocktown Music Collective. But as WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports, it’s not all new.

Jordy Yager

Charlottesville City officials on Tuesday sought to reassure community members that they will be kept safe during the Ku Klux Klan’s planned rally in a little more than two weeks. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has more.

Jordy Yager

After years of careful planning, James Madison’s Montpelier has finally opened its extensive new permanent exhibit on enslaved families and slavery, which, in many ways, completely breaks the mold. WMRA’s Jordy Yager has this report.

A national voice in race dialogue is presenting a workshop open to the public in Harrisonburg this weekend. It’s called the White Ally Toolkit. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Emily Richardson-Lorente

With school out for summer, two Albemarle County elementary schools are beginning renovations to convert regular classrooms to multi-age classrooms. That's a classroom where kids of different ages and grades work together. It's part of a nationwide trend, but how well does it actually work? Emily Richardson-Lorente visited a multi-age class to find out.

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