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Anna Saunders

A monthly series on current events known as “Democracy in Peril?” took on the topic of the Equal Rights Amendment last night at James Madison University. WMRA’s Anna Saunders reports.

Bridget Manley

The partial federal government shutdown is affecting national parks around the country, and local parks are no exception. WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

Andrew Jenner

Nearly four months into his new job leading the Harrisonburg Police Department, Chief Eric English hosted a town hall meeting on Monday night. Stressing the importance of partnering with the public, English plans to continue hosting similar events in the future.  WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports.

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The beer landscape in America is quite different than it was just a decade ago, especially in Virginia, where hundreds of independent breweries are creating all sorts of unique brews from classic pilsners, pale ales and seasonal varieties.  Virginia beer expert, Lee Graves, has travelled the state to find the best brews in the commonwealth and he’ll share his beer knowledge at WMRA’s Books & Brews in Harrisonburg on Tuesday, January 8, and in Crozet on the 9th.  He spoke with WMRA’s Chris Boros.

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For 32 years, WMRA presented the best in blues Saturday nights with the Professah and Blues Valley.  After a two-year hiatus, the Professah is back tomorrow night (Saturday, January 5, 2019).  WMRA’s Chris Boros spoke with the blues master about his return to the airwaves.

Sarah Murphy

Sarah Murphy and her horse recently completed riding the first 400 miles of the 600-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline route. The purpose was to bring awareness and attention to the intensely controversial project.  The pipeline would eventually carry fracked natural gas from West Virginia through Virginia, including Augusta and Nelson Counties.  WMRA’s Jessie Knadler caught up with Murphy two days before the duo finally made it back home to their farm in Afton.

Christopher Clymer Kurtz (2017 file photo)

Harrisonburg’s city council has selected the city's new mayor - and she’s a familiar name.  WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

Bill Bolling

Just months after his term on the James Madison University Board of Visitors ended last summer, former Virginia Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling began a six-figure job as a senior fellow in residence at JMU.  To State Sen. Mark Obenshain, that represents a clear conflict of interest.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner reports.

Note: WMRA's operating license is held by JMU's board of visitors.

Bridget Manley

A group of knitters in the Valley is working together to create mats for homeless people – and make good use of plastic shopping bags.  WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.


Featured Event

Tuesday, January 15 - Virginia Museum of Natural History's Early Explorers Talk

Featured events on WMRA are sponsored by May Supply in Harrisonburg

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