When you think of the Apollo moon missions, Apollo 11 probably comes to mind immediately - when Neil Armstrong was the first person to step foot on the moon.  But the later missions, where astronauts drove on the surface, made more discoveries than the previous landings, yet they’re often overlooked. 

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Over the past forty years, society has gotten increasingly more polarized in regards to differing political and personal ideas.  David R. Brubaker, professor at Eastern Mennonite University, offers advice for navigating in our polarized environment.  He’s our speaker for WMRA's virtual Books & Brews on May 11, 2021.  David recently spoke with WMRA’s Chris Boros who asked him to describe what causes polarization.

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Several local groups are quarreling over a proposed African American History Center in New Market, which raises the question: how important is equity when telling history? WMRA’s Bridget Manley reports.

At 61, Harrisonburg resident Russ Eanes decided it was time to finally check something off on his bucket list - hiking 500 miles on the Camino de Santiago trail in Spain.  Russ will speak about his journey at WMRA's Books & Brews on February 11 and 12 .  WMRA’s Chris Boros spoke with Russ about why this adventure was so important to him.

WMRA Holiday Schedule

Saturday, Dec. 21:

12pm     Acoustic Café Holiday Special

WMRA’s Tina Owens will spin holiday favorites from the acoustic folk music world.  Join us to hear your favorite holiday music done acoustically.

3pm       All Songs Considered for the Holidays    

This year's ASC for the Holidays will be NEW and not a repeat as previously announced. 

4pm       The Big Tiny Desk Holiday Special

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According to author and musician Gayla M. Mills, music brings people together, it enhances the humdrum of daily living and playing it can benefit your life in many ways.  Gayla is the featured author for December's Books & Brews.  She recently spoke with WMRA’s Chris Boros who asked her to describe when music entered her life.

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On April 16, 2007, 32 people were shot and killed at Virginia Tech.  Journalist Thomas Kapsidelis supervised the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s coverage of the tragedy.  In his new book, Kapsidelis examines the decade after the massacre through the experiences of survivors and those who lost loved ones.