3:10 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Wrap Up the December Drive and Win an iPad Air 2

Credit iPad Air 2

It's the final day of WMRA's December drive, and we discovered that we have one more iPad Air 2 to give to you! Everyone who contributes between 8am and 6pm this evening will be entered into the drawing.

Please give now!

You count on WMRA to help you stay connected to our community, our nation, and the world.

In turn, we count on you to provide the funding that makes it all possible.

Please consider giving monthly.  Your $10, $15 or $20 per month helps sustain this vital service to our community.

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6:25 am
Mon December 1, 2014

WMRA December Fundraiser

As you think back over the year, remember WMRA.

Make a tax-deductible contribution and support another year of stories, conversations and deep analysis.

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Power Outage
4:43 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

Power Outage Knocked WMRA Off Air Temporarily

Wednesday, November 26, power outages knocked our main signal off the air.

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10:41 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Farmville Audio Restored

Longwood University is in the process of physically moving the WMLU studio to a new location, and as a result, we were off-the-air in Farmville (91.3fm) for most of the morning. At this point our signal has been restored.

4:30 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Landowners Gearing Up For Fight Against Proposed Pipeline

Augusta County landowner Jerry Bryant
Luanne Austin

In June, Dominion Power sent letters to landowners in Augusta County whose property would be in the path of a proposed natural gas pipeline.

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GW Forest Drilling
4:30 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Nat'l Forest Partial Fracking Plan Gets Muted Support

Reddish Knob sits on the border of Augusta County and Pendleton County, W.Va. in the George Washington National Forest.
Credit Taber Andrew Bain

On November 18th, the U.S. Forest Service released a new management plan for the George Washington National Forest.

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Blues Bash
9:00 pm
Fri November 14, 2014

Blues Valley Benefit Concert: Stacy Mitchhart Band

Stacy Mitchhart

Friday night, November 14, we celebrated another great year of Blues Valley, with The Professah and The Stacy Mitchhart Band.  About 100 fans came out to the show at Clementine Café.

Thank you all for supporting Blues Valley and WMRA. We hope to do it again next year!

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SuperGr8 Film Festival
4:30 pm
Thu November 13, 2014

Behind the Scenes: The Making of Super Gr8

First-time Jossi Diaz-Castro, hanging out at the Artful Dodger.
Luanne Austin

Three minutes and twenty seconds long… no editing after the filming, and film-makers don’t see the final product until everyone else does.

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12:25 pm
Mon November 10, 2014

New Rhythm For Morning Edition

The New Morning Edition Clock - In Effect Beginning November 17, 2014

Did you know that every public radio program has a clock? Broadcast clocks are set templates that stations like ours use to track the timing of a show's stories and interviews, newscasts, and funding credits each day.

NPR has changed  a few of their show clocks, and the most obvious change in timing affects Morning Edition. The purpose is to help align the placement of new headlines and stories with the way people listen to radio today.  The new clock also provides WMRA with more flexibility to include the local news and info that's important to you.

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Izzeldin Abuelaish
4:30 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

He Lost Three Daughters. He Wants Peace.

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish is a Palestinian physician and the author of I Shall Not Hate, a book about his commitment to peace activism in the aftermath of the deaths of three of his daughters, killed by Israeli tank fire in 2009.
Sarah Gingrich, EMU

Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish has suffered, in the most intimate way, from the violence of the decades-old conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

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