Biden hits a new low in the NPR/Marist poll as inflation concerns rise

Americans' most pressing economic concern is inflation, and it's contributing to a decline in how they view President Biden, according to a new NPR/Marist poll . Biden's approval is down to 42%, the lowest recorded in the survey since Biden took office. And a slim majority also says he hasn't fulfilled his campaign promises. Loading... How Americans view Biden's job overall mirrors how they view his handling of the economy — and inflation is top of mind for voters. When voters were asked what...

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Updated November 27, 2021 at 12:22 PM ET

The omicron strain of the coronavirus is cropping up across Europe, with cases detected in two people in the United Kingdom, two in Germany and at least one in Italy, as the latest variant of concern spreads around the world.

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The pandemic hit Wall Street again Friday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 900 points after the World Health Organization's worrisome statement about the new omicron variant. NPR's David Gura joins us. David, thanks for being with us.

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The wildlife biologist, conservationist, and Emmy Award-winning television host Jeff Corwin is giving an endowed lecture at Bridgewater College on Wednesday. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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In September, a local grassroots organization sued the Augusta County Sheriff's Office in U.S. District Court. The next hearing on the case has been scheduled for early December. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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Joel Salatin from Polyface Farms in the Shenandoah Valley has been at the forefront of the Farm to Table movement for years.  His new book Polyface Micro describes how anyone can use his farming techniques on a small homestead scale.  

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Senator Mark Warner returned to Charlottesville Thursday to evaluate mail delivery there. He said he’s cautiously optimistic.  WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

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From building materials to toys, cosmetics and groceries, supply chain disruptions are impacting almost every facet of the economy right now. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler checks in with Valley consumers, builders and retailers to get a sense of how they’re faring when so much of what we buy is in short supply.

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The Harrisonburg School Board is deliberating the fate of the district's school resource officers.  A recent incident at Harrisonburg High School concerned some parents, but Harrisonburg's Chief of Police says it's been blown out of proportion. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.

In this second report, WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi speaks with the fiance of Shannon Jennings, who reportedly died by suicide at the Rockingham-Harrisonburg Regional Jail, and reports what we know about the second man to die in the jail this year.

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For a non-presidential race, voter turnout looked pretty good this morning in Greene County, and in the Valley. WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi reports from Ruckersville, and from Harrisonburg.

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Two men have died by suicide at the Rockingham -Harrisonburg Regional Jail this year. WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports in the first of a two-part series.

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Some childcare centers in our area are bearing the brunt of the 'Great Resignation.' WMRA's Randi B. Hagi reports.


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A colorful cast of characters is on Sunday's ballot for the next president of Honduras.

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