Bridget Manley

Freelance Reporter

Bridget Manley graduated with a degree in Mass Communications from Frostburg State University, and has spent most of her adult life working as a morning show producer and reporter for WCBC Radio in Cumberland, MD and WNAV in Annapolis, MD. She moved to Harrisonburg seven years ago and is also a reporter for The Harrisonburg CitizenWhen she’s not reporting the news Bridget is the Manager of Operations for Rivercrest Farm and Event Center in Shenandoah, VA, and she also hosts a podcast that shares parenting stories called Birds In A Tree.

Bridget Manley

Yesterday, we launched the first part of an occasional series on WMRA called My World, with an exploration of the environmental effects of Interstate 81.  In today’s follow-up, WMRA’s Bridget Manley examines what the expansion of Interstate 81 might mean for the environment.

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For a new WMRA series called My World, earlier this year we asked local science students to submit their questions about the environment.  We received a lot of great questions, and selected one from Olivia Gardner, who just graduated in June.  She asked about the environmental health of Interstate 81. WMRA’s Bridget Manley produced a two-part report.  Here’s Part One.

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As midwifery grows in popularity among expectant mothers locally and nationwide, one practice in Harrisonburg is celebrating its 20th anniversary, as well as recognition for being one of the first.  WMRA's Bridget Manley reports.

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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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Two JMU seniors have spent over a year working on a project to help introduce families to fresh produce that has been unfamiliar to them in the past. WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

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The historic bath houses at the Omni Homestead in Bath County will reopen in 2020, after falling into disrepair. WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

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But can the new residence hall coexist with other buildings on campus named after Confederate soldiers?  WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

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James Madison University hosted a large student summit over the weekend.  Young people from across the country explored solutions to food insecurity and other global issues related to food.  WMRA’s Bridget Manley visited with some of those students, pondering food issues.. while shoveling a little compost.

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As another federal government shutdown looms, programs that give assistance to those in need are still feeling the effects days and weeks after the end of the last one. WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

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

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

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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.

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Several JMU students have been working to help the non-profit Suitcase Clinic solve the issue of providing better healthcare to those who are homeless in Harrisonburg.  WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.