Tristan Spinski

With spring bird migration in full force in the Shenandoah Valley, WMRA’s Chris Boros spoke with Dana Moseley, a JMU professor who studies birds that make the valley their home and the human noise pollution that affects their feathered lives.

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In his first book, Futbol In The Park, James Madison University sociologist David Trouille dispels some common myths about immigrants based on playing soccer with Latino men in public parks.  David Trouille spoke with WMRA’s Chris Boros about how his research was spawned by an angry flier from neighbors who were not happy with the soccer games.

WMRA and James Madison University present The John Grisham Writers Hour with special guest Jon Meacham, an award-winning historian and biographer who writes about the history of division in the United States in his book The Soul of America.  Both writers sat down together on the campus of JMU in September 2019.

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Last year, James Madison University adopted the Green Dot violence prevention strategy, an interactive program focused on building skills to prevent violence and sexual assault on campus. 

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Exams for the end of Spring semester are approaching, but student anxiety is a year-round problem.  We are in the middle of what experts are calling a mental health crisis on college campuses.  

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The Shenandoah Valley Beekeepers Association is on a mission to save bees.  Board member Dorn Peterson used to teach physics at JMU but now he raises the furry insects.  He spoke with WMRA’s Chris Boros about his dedication to beekeeping in Harrisonburg and how he got started.

This interview was produced by WMRA's Sara Amin.