Trump Orders Limited FBI Investigation To Supplement Kavanaugh Background Check

Updated at 4:50 p.m. ET Saturday President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a limited "supplemental investigation" into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to update the judge's background check, following a deal struck by Senate Republicans to move the nomination forward. The move comes after Senate Republicans agreed to delay a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to give the FBI one week to look into the allegation of sexual assault brought against him by Christine Blasey Ford, which...

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Harrisonburg, VA – In this essay, Kevin McTighe gives us his thoughts on the Middle East Peace Process. Kevin McTighe is a senior with the James Madison University Communications department.

If you're interested in hearing more ideas about a path to peace in the middle east, JMU is hosting a national debate on the topic on Thursday March, 13.

Charlottesville, VA – For nearly four centuries, oyster was "king" of the Chesapeake Bay — supporting industry and a way of life on Virginia's Eastern Shore. But by the 1980s, disease and pollution had nearly wiped out Virginia oysterbeds. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports that today there is a glimmer of hope for the beleaguered bi-valve.

Harrisonburg, VA – One mother's take on health care expense. Marcia Rempel Weaver is the mother of two school-aged children, and a student at Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

Charlottesville, VA – As Virginia's General Assembly races toward its scheduled adjournment this weekend, a monkey wrench appears to have been thrown in the works of one of its most contentious issues. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with a State Capitol newspaper reporter who's been tracking the latest developments.

Charlottesville, VA – There's a new, highly noninvasive way to stop brain tumors available at the University of Virginia. Martha Woodroof has the story.

Charlottesville, VA – Governor Tim Kaine has declared April 2008 as "Financial Literacy Month." Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, says there's a growing movement in Virginia that's pushing to teach kids all about money at a very early age. And it seems to be paying off.

Charlottesville, VA – One woman's thoughts on the difficulties of getting ahead. Sherrika Nowell lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, and works for a non-profit.

Charlottesville, VA – Why do we have a 29th of February this year? WMRA's Tom Graham found an astro-physicist willing to give a refresher course on the standard explanation, plus some calendar revelations you likely had not heard before.

Charlottesville, VA – Homeowners who were hoping for property tax relief may be in for some disappointment. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke about that and other key Virginia legislative issues with Richmond Times Dispatch political analyst Jeff Schapiro.

Charlottesville, VA – Chances are quite good that the next time your dinner is interrupted by a telemarketer, the phone call is coming from India. An Indian-born film-maker, now teaching in Virginia, has made a documentary about New Delhi call centers. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, has a look behind the scenes.

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October 9 & 10, 2018

Seven Brother's and the war against Hitler's U-boats.

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September 29 - Harrisonburg International Festival

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Autism in Virginia: Special News Series

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and WMRA explores the issues surrounding autism with a news series, "Autism in Virginia." Supported by Paul Obaugh Ford and Lincoln.

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