Harrisonburg, VA – Sixty-three hundred people packed James Madison University's Convocation Center last night to see Former President Jimmy Carter and Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter receive the Mahatma Gandhi Global Nonviolence Award.
After accepting the award, Mr. Carter spoke about the path to Peace in the Middle East.
Charlottesville, VA – A new University of Virginia study, conducted with the Washington based Urban Institute offers a host of suggestions for combating America's obesity crisis, including a change in tax structure that would make healthy eating less expensive, and unhealthy foods harder to come by.
Dr. Tim Garson, a pediatric cardiologist, is one of the authors. Dr. Garson also serves as Provost at UVA.
Richmond, VA – Todd Gilbert is a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from Shenandoah County. It was in his region that a series of tractor trailer related crashes closed down interstate 81 for more than 12 hours one day late last month.
One of those crashes killed two people when their passenger vehicle burst into flames.
Gilbert says that kind of tragedy has been happening "just too often" in his district.
Charlottesville, VA – Joe Szakos has been a community organizer for more than 30 years. For almost half that time he's headed up the state wide group called the Virginia Organizing Project. In all his years working on a wide variety of highly charged issues, he had never before been arrested.
That changed last week, when Szakos staged a protest against his own health insurance company.
WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with Joe Szakos for some perspective on the highly publicized arrest.