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Weekday Podcast

The WMRA Daily brings you the latest local, regional and statewide news for the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia.

Latest Episodes
  • It was a much less deadly Thanksgiving on Virginia’s roads this year… A community group in Harrisonburg wants to bring public transit back to Rockingham County… Elections are over, and now the General Assembly prepares to reconvene, so Jeff Schapiro joins us to assess the transition to 2024 in Virginia politics….
  • Governor Youngkin talks about freedom of speech at UVa… One proposed bill for the next General Assembly would protect women seeking an abortion in Virginia from extradition by another state… Some Democrats want to make another attempt to ban assault-style weapons….
  • State environmental officials extend drought advisories beyond the Shenandoah Valley… Hiking trails and roads reopen in the area of the Matts Creek fire, which is now 100% contained… One of the first priorities for the Democratic majority in the General Assembly will be protecting abortion rights….
  • Teachers, administrators and the community confront increasing levels of violence among students at Charlottesville High School… Along with the late fall holidays, the respiratory virus season has arrived… Governor Youngkin prepares his budget to send to lawmakers next month….
  • Fall fire season is winding down in Virginia, with just one blaze still burning... We have a preview of next year’s General Assembly session, with Democrats in charge... A national nurses shortage is being felt in Virginia....
  • An Augusta County deputy is charged with malicious wounding and assault after a pursuit of a suspect who was later hospitalized… With Democrats in control of the legislature, and a Republican still in the governor’s office, Jeff Schapiro takes a look at what we might expect from Virginia’s government next year….
  • Virginia drivers get a break from most work zones and lane closures during the busiest travel time of the year... Tuesday’s rain gave a big boost to firefighters battling the Matts Creek Wildfire, but burn bans remain in effect in the Valley and Shenandoah National Park... An annual event the day before Thanksgiving honors the bond between early Virginia colonists and the local tribes who have inhabited the region for thousands of years....
  • After controversy over student behavior and some teachers’ reluctance to teach, reports of a bomb threat shut down Charlottesville High School’s campus… JMU and the attorney general reverse course and say they won’t file a lawsuit against the NCAA, at least not yet… How will divided government in Richmond affect the budgeting process?
  • The Matts Creek Fire has now consumed more than 10,000 acres, and has closed a number of trails and roads near the Blue Ridge Parkway… There’s new federal funding for a program in Augusta County that provides an alternative to criminal prosecution for non-violent people with mental health or substance abuse issues… Virginia officials say that they want more foster children to be placed with relatives….
  • The Matts Creek Fire now covers more than 8,000 acres, and continues to harm our air quality… Health leaders from around Virginia gather to discuss the challenges and opportunities of rural health in the Commonwealth… UVA delays the public release of an external report regarding the deadly shooting of three student athletes a year ago….