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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3:40 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

Pilot Died in Jet Crash in Augusta County

The pilot of the military jet that crashed Wednesday morning in Augusta County died in the crash, officials say. No one on the ground was injured, and the investigation continues into the cause of the crash.

The pilot’s name is being withheld until family members can be notified.*

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6:55 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

Governor Touts New Farm Environmental Program

Governor Terry McAuliffe discusses the significance of the Resource Management Plan program, with Gerald Garber's Cave View Farms as a backdrop. Garber's farm is one of the first two in the state to develop a resource management plan.
Andrew Jenner

How do you bring farmers, environmentalists, Republicans and Democrats in Virginia together? 

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11:42 am
Tue August 12, 2014

WMRA - Back on the Air

Due to a power failure at our main transmitter site (WMRA 90.7) we were off the air from 11:45am to 12:05pm in the valley at 90.7fm, and in Winchester at 94.5fm.  Power crews needed to replace components in a power substation.