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Charlottesville SPCA Helps Florence-Afflicted Four-Leggeds in N.C.

Charlottesville was spared from the worst of Hurricane Florence, but the community is trying to do its share to help out neighbors who were less lucky. As WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini reports, Charlottesville’s SPCA is helping out some four-legged friends in North Carolina.

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Charlottesville, VA – WMRA's Tom Graham speaks with a Washington Post reporter who's tracking the latest on the Virginia state budget.

Charlottesville, VA – Next month a major American theatre (the Kennedy Center) will stage all ten of August Wilson's plays... including two Pulitzer prize winners. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, found a Virginia dramatist who is thrilled with this landmark theatrical undertaking.

Harrisonburg, VA – A listener's thoughts on the universal applicability of Valentine's Day. Lennie Echterling teaches counseling psychology at James Madison University.

Richmond, VA – Money is the big concern in Virginia's General Assembly this week. Legislators cannot escape the fact that there is even less of it available than previously thought. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke by phone with a state capitol reporter whose been tracking the latest developments.

Charlottesville, VA – If you are 50 years old, there's a 12-percent chance that you have a hearing loss. By the time you're 65, that jumps to a 30-percent chance. But there's an even better chance that you won't do anything about it. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, reports.

Harrisonburg, VA – Thoughts on an unexpected source of physical fitness. Ernie Didot is a videographer and educator in international development.

Richmond, VA – Crossover Day is coming to Virginia's General Assembly. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke by phone about that day, and some other key issues with the man known as "the dean of state capitol reporters," Jeff Schapiro.

Charlottesville, VA – A thousand-year-old poem has experienced an unlikely cultural revival in the last ten years. Nancy King, with the radio program With Good Reason, sought an explanation from a Virginia scholar about the curious popularity of Beowulf.

Staunton, VA – A call to return to Virginia's historical regulation of usurious interest rates. John Whitfield lives in Staunton, Virginia.

Charlottesville, VA – A proposal some believe could change the face of Virginia politics got a surprise boost this week. Two Democrats, former Governor Mark Warner and current Governor Tim Kaine, as well as two Republicans, former Governor George Allen and current Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, have thrown their support behind the idea of a non-partisan system for creating legislative districts. WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with the plan's sponsor, Democratic State Senator Creigh Deeds.

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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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