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Dan Easley

Dan Easley was a producer, host and operations manager at WMRA from 2005 - 2017, and now helps out as a part-time announcer, often hosting Morning Edition. His day job is to help run a makerspace at JMU Libraries.

  • Military veterans on the frontline of state politics, the builders of the Mountain Valley Pipeline say it’s complete, and the Virginia Department of Health struggles for funding.
  • Ensuring access to contraception aborted, a difficult political environment for environmental initiatives, and roadblocks to fixing traffic backups on I-81.
  • Feuds between the Virginia Governor and the Virginia Legislature, erosion along the route of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, and a look back at the news of the week.
  • Primary races across the Commonwealth, the Youngkin administration shifts emissions standards into reverse, and we look at new addiction treatment options in our area.
  • Youngkin vetoes protections for those with mental health issues, Richmond public schools require transparent backpacks, and unemployment in the Commonwealth is extremely low.
  • Chesapeake Bay blue crab populations are down, infighting among Virginia Republicans, and multiple issues at play in the coming election.
  • Passenger rail setting records in the Commonwealth, what we learn from listening to the natural world, and arguments for taxing and regulating Virginia’s cannabis market.
  • A new park is to open in Waynesboro, the leader of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is honored, and we recap the week in politics and state government.
  • Biden and Trump are tied in a new poll conducted by Roanoke College, 23 million dollars in grants are authorized to fight opioid addiction in the Commonwealth, and community colleges offer training on solar panel installation.
  • Good economic news for the Commonwealth, a wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach withstands the storms of conservative interest groups, and Donald Trump weighs in with endorsements in Virginia’s June primaries.