11:41 am
Tue November 19, 2013

Senator Creigh Deeds Stabbed, but in Fair Condition

Early Tuesday morning, Virginia Senator Creigh Deeds was involved in an altercation with his son Austin, and the Senator was stabbed at his house in Bath County.  Senator Deeds was seriously wounded, but is reported to be alert and in fair condition at UVA Medical Center.

First responders to the house found Austin, whose nickname was Gus, suffering from life-threatening injuries associated with a gunshot wound. He died at the scene.

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5:16 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

A Giant Dies in Bridgewater

Risner in early 1965 (Time magazine cover) , in 1973 (USAF photo), and in the 2010s (POWnetwork.org). Composite: WMRA News (tw)

In the fall of 2013, veterans were in the news a lot. First, vets were in the headlines when denied access to the National World War II Memorial during the Government Shutdown of 2013. Shortly afterward, during Veterans Day activities, televised tributes to vets poured in. Between these peaks of veteran-awareness, a giant of military history (and also of sheer human willpower) quietly passed away in Bridgewater, Virginia: General James "Robbie" Risner, age 88.

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2:30 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

McAuliffe & Clinton Stumping in Virginia

Democractic Candidate for Virginia Governor, Terry McAuliffe on stage at JMU with former President Clinton
Terry Ward

Early Tuesday morning, October 29, 2013, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe, along with President Bill Clinton, made a campaign stop at James Madison University in Harrisonburg as part of their “Putting Jobs First” tour.

Future Campaign Stops:

Wednesday, October 30 at 10:45am
The Paramount Theater
Tickets link: here

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11:24 am
Mon October 21, 2013

WMRA Listener Survey Results

More than 400 individuals participated in WMRA’s electronic survey, which was completed in September. Thank you!

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WMRA Fall Fundraiser
7:00 pm
Tue October 15, 2013

WMRA 2013 Fall Fundraiser

The WMRA Fall Fundraiser raised over $200,000!

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12:23 pm
Fri October 11, 2013

Martha's NPR "First Book" Series Appears

NPR wanted our Martha Woodroof to moderate chats with emerging authors.

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1:39 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

DC Legalización Rally and Virginia Organizing

Immigration amnesty rally (public domain image, 2006).

The 2013 Govt. Shutdown at times kept the National Mall's grass closed, but First Amendment activity is being allowed on a case-by-case basis. Some members of Virginia Organizing attended a rally in DC  seeking citizenship for foreign-born undocumented people.

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12:32 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

WMRA-Area Caller Enlivens "On Point"

Footsoldier turned Pentagon counterinsurgency advisor David Kilcullen was a fascinating guest on NPR's "On Point" and a caller from Harrisonburg had an intriguing question.

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6:23 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Lexington's Michael Smitka on NPR

In an article quoting U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, NPR's "All Things Considered" also included the voice of a Washington & Lee University professor of economics. 

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2:23 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

MLK Street-Rename Opponents (And A Typo?)

Harrisonburg city officials have decided to rename Cantrell Avenue in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., but the decision was not without controversy.

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