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Library of Congress

Virginia professor and author Ed Ayers has chronicled life during the Civil War from one community in the North and another from Augusta county in Virginia for his new book The Thin Light Of Freedom

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

From soil to sacred, last week’s Farm to Table Conference [Dec. 5-6, 2018] served up two days’ worth of sessions and talks about food, farming and community. There’s cause for concern – and hope, as WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports.

Bridget Manley

Several JMU students have been working to help the non-profit Suitcase Clinic solve the issue of providing better healthcare to those who are homeless in Harrisonburg.  WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

Miller Center

On Tuesday [Dec. 4] former ambassador John Negroponte visited the Miller Center to discuss America’s role in the world, President Trump’s take on foreign policy, and his own 40-year experience. WMRA’s Marguerite Gallorini reports.

Andrew Jenner

The day after Thanksgiving, the federal government published its Fourth National Climate Assessment, a report full of alarming conclusions about how climate change could affect life in the United States. At one local ski resort, thinking about a warmer and less snowy future has already begun.  WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports.

Skyline Literacy

For decades, Skyline Literacy has offered English and citizenship classes to the Shenandoah Valley’s large immigrant and refugee communities. But after losing out on a large federal grant earlier this year, the organization’s future is in question. WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports.

Bryan Ledgard / Creative Commons

British guitarist and songwriter, Richard Thompson, has been making music and records since the mid-1960s, first with Fairport Convention, a band known for merging traditional English folk songs with rock instrumentation, and then as a solo artist in 1972.  

Andrew Jenner

JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes are in New York City for their fourth appearance in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Will it provide an ultimate stage for the band’s biggest tuba prankster? WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz

In October, reports by ProPublica and the New York Times highlighted racial disparities between whites and non-whites in the nation’s public schools. A companion story in the Times focused on the wide gap between whites and blacks in Charlottesville city schools, and cited the Southern legacy of Jim Crow and segregation. One way of measuring the gap is looking at disparities in who is enrolled in Advanced Placement courses. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz looks at some of the results in the Shenandoah Valley.


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