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2:31 pm
Fri June 18, 2010

Ed Clark Tours the Gulf of Mexico

Waynesboro, VA – Ed Clark is the president and co-founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia near Waynesboro.

He recently returned from a 6-day trip to the Gulf of Mexico, sponsored by the Humane Society, to get a first-hand look at the damage to wildlife and to the habitat there.

On tours by helicopter and by boat, Clark traveled along the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.

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5:10 pm
Fri February 19, 2010

"Crossover Day" for the General Assembly

Richmond, VA – Virginia's General Assembly reached its "Crossover Day" earlier this week, which is the point by which legislation other that budget matters had to have been approved by either the State Senate or the House in order to stay alive this session.

WMRA's Tom Graham was spending time at the state capitol again this week and spoke with Bob Leweke about the main focus in Richmond.

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12:12 pm
Thu February 11, 2010

What's With the Weather?

Charlottesville, VA – Chances are good you've been talking about the weather.

WMRA's Tom Graham has too, with a number of people who have been viewing this winter from a variety of perspectives.

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4:55 pm
Fri January 29, 2010

A Conversation with Joshua Bell

Harrisonburg, VA – Classical violin virtuoso Joshua Bell will be appearing at the Paramount Theater on February 10, 2010.

In anticipation of his appearance in Charlottesville, Bob Leweke spoke with Mr. Bell about his recent work and his attempts to bridge the gap between classical and popular music.

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4:47 pm
Thu January 28, 2010

Reactions to the State of the Union Address

Virginia – This morning, Tom Graham and Martha Woodroof set out to gauge local reactions to last night's State of the Union Address.

Martha Woodroof gathered reactions at the Heritage Farmers Market in Harrisonburg and Tom Graham spoke to patrons of Bodo's Bagels in Charlottesville.

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5:03 pm
Wed January 20, 2010

A Health Care Forum

Charlottesville, VA – A recent forum on health care reform turned out to be not quite as advertised.

But WMRA's Tom Graham says it still proved educational.

He attended the session in Charlottesville late last week, then did a little digging into its origins.

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4:06 pm
Wed January 13, 2010

Recession Reducing Divorce?

Charlotteville, VA – Could the recession hold a silver lining for some American families?

Brad Wilcox, Director of UVA's National Marriage Project thinks so and spoke with WMRA's Tom Graham about some new trends.

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3:14 pm
Thu January 7, 2010

2010 General Assembly Preview

Richmond, VA – After three consecutive years of significant belt tightening... Virginia's budget is about to get even tighter.

The Virginia General Assembly opens its 2010 session next week, and because of the economic downturn, lawmakers must decide which government services will have to be cut... or eliminated.

WMRA's Tom Graham has been tracking preparations for the upcoming session.

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2:02 pm
Tue December 15, 2009

Pushing for Children's Mental Health Reform

Charlottesville, VA – "Virginia needs to do more... much, much more for children with mental illness." That's the claim of a new statewide coalition calling itself the Campaign for Children's Mental Health.

The coalition is made up of more than a dozen advocacy and medical groups, including Voices for Virginia's Children, a non-profit that has won high praise from state lawmakers in recent years for work on a wide variety of children's issues.

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6:08 pm
Tue November 24, 2009

Distributing the H1N1 Flu Vaccine in Virginia

Harrisonburg, VA –

How are we distributing the scarce amount of H1N1 vaccine available in Virginia?

Doug Larsen, director of the Central Shenandoah Health District spoke with WMRA's Martha Woodroof about the mechanism in place to distribute the vaccine.

Find a Vaccine Location Near You

Note: It is suggested that you call any center before you visit to check on current vaccine availability.

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