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WMRA Daily: 4/29/22

This is the WMRA Daily for Friday, April 29, 2022.

Folklife Fieldnotes is a collaborative podcast series between WMRA and the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, celebrating living traditions in Virginia through sound recorded by Pat Jarett from Folklife. In Episode 4, we profile Yara Corderiro, a master in Brazilian capoeira, a martial arts that includes dance, music, and song. Yara and her apprentice Ruthie Lezama are part of Folklife’s current apprenticeship class. In this episode of the Daily, we'll two samples from this episode of Folklife Fieldnotes.

New research out of William & Mary found Williamsburg has high levels of potentially cancer-causing radon gas. Virginia officials have known about the issue for years. Katherine Hafner, from partner station WHRO, spoke with the state’s one-man radon team.

The divided Virginia General Assembly slogged through scores of Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s proposed amendments and effectively upheld all of his vetoes yesterday.

The National Weather Service has reported that Tuesday’s tornado in Fishersville and Waynesboro was an EF-1 twister with maximum winds of 90 mph. The path length was 6 miles with a width of 75 yards.

There is still more than a month until the filing deadline for potential Harrisonburg City School Board candidates but five candidates have come forward.