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After a federal court invalidated a key permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, lead partner Dominion Energy has said it intends to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court. As WMRA’s Andrew Jenner reports, the deadline to file that appeal was recently extended to the end of June.

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Later this year, the card game Magic: The Gathering will hold a major qualifier tournament in Richmond. The grand prize is a half a million dollars and a seat at the national championship, where prizes can reach even higher.  To get a sense of the magic, WMRA’s Jason Barr talked with a few members of the M-T-G gaming community in Harrisonburg.

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This year, NPR held its Student Podcast Challenge and received more than 6000 entries.  Great Oak Academy, a small 6-8th grade school in Harrisonburg recently sent WMRA about a dozen podcasts their students produced and asked us to pick our favorite. 

Houses in Harrisonburg are selling more quickly and going for higher prices than in the past.  The growth of James Madison University is sometimes cited as the main factor, but there’s more to it than that. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports, in the first of an occasional series on housing in our area.

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A program that pairs young adults living with disabilities with undergraduate students at James Madison University has made a big difference in preparing both sets of students for life’s challenges. WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

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Since first winning election last fall, freshman Republican Congressman Ben Cline has been working his way through Virginia’s 6th Congressional District, with the goal of holding town hall meetings in all of its 19 cities and counties. On Wednesday evening, Cline visited Amherst County to talk about his first months in office and answer residents’ questions.  WMRA's Andrew Jenner reports.

PrezFest is now over in Charlottesville. The three-day event focused on many topics related to the presidency, including race relations, foreign policy, and even social media and comedy. On its last day, as WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini reports, one of the panels focused on women in leadership and the glass ceiling. The festival then concluded with remarks by former president Bill Clinton.

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The Presidential Ideas Festival continues in Charlottesville.  On Wednesday [May 22nd], scholars from UVA and elsewhere formed a panel to talk about a pressing issue of our time: race in America, and in U.S. politics.  WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini reports.

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The Presidential Ideas Festival kicked off Tuesday [May 21st] in Charlottesville. Organized by the Miller Center and taking place on University of Virginia grounds, the three-day event aims to examine some of the most pressing challenges facing democracy around the world through the lens of the American presidency. WMRA will give you an overview of each day of this event – which will culminate on Thursday afternoon with a closing keynote from President Bill Clinton. Here’s Marguerite Gallorini reporting on the first day.

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