News Archive

One Person's Voice
2:44 am
Fri April 17, 2009

Bob Jones

Broadway, VA – Two years ago, 78-year old Bob Jones and his wife moved to Broadway, Virginia, to be closer to family.

Mr. Jones joined the Air Force at 17 and was in federal service for the next 36 years.

He then spent twelve years as a regional manager of his church's extensive welfare system before Parkinson's disease forced his retirement.

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One Person's Voice
6:25 am
Wed March 4, 2009

Captain Jennifer Martin

Page, VA – Captain Jennifer Martin was raised on a farm in Page County, Virginia.

She's a 16-year army veteran, three years active duty, the rest in the national guard.

Not too long ago, her Staunton-based national guard company, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team Virginia, was activated and sent to Iraq. Her Combat Team was in charge of the Joint Area Support Group in Baghdad.

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One Person's Voice
12:31 am
Wed January 28, 2009

Dr. Margy Hobson

Charlottesville, VA – Dr. Margy Hobson is on staff at Southern Albemarle Family Practice, one of 13 public health clinics operated by Central Virginia Health.

Martha Woodroof recently sat down with Dr. Hobson and produced the following for WMRA's occasional series, "One Person's Voice."

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WMRA News
10:52 am
Wed January 21, 2009

The Changing Role of America's First Lady

Harrisonburg, VA – Anthony Eksterowicz is a Professor of Political Science at James Madison University and author of 40 articles and 7 books on the presidency and the first lady.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof recently sat down with Dr. Eksterowicz to discuss how changing times are pushing First Ladies toward a more activist role.

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WMRA News
6:54 am
Wed January 21, 2009

Michelle Obama as First Lady

Harrisonburg – Anthony Eksterowicz is a Professor of Political Science at James Madison University and author of 40 articles and 7 books on the presidency and the first lady.

WMRA's Martha Woodroof recently sat down with Tony Eksterowicz to talk about what's ahead for our brand new First Lady, Michelle Obama.

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One Person's Voice
2:43 am
Thu January 15, 2009

Jennie Amison - Executive Director, Gemeinschaft

Harrisonburg, VA – Harrisonburg's Gemeinschaft Home, a transitional community for ex-offenders, has helped some 2100 newly released or paroled prisoners get a job and a fresh start.

If the announced state budget cuts hold, Gemeinschaft will be defunded.

Jennie Amison, herself a recovering addict and alcoholic, was a transition specialist at Indian Creek Correctional Center when she was recruited to become Gemeinschaft's Executive Director.

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WMRA News
10:08 am
Mon November 3, 2008

Handling Election Day in Virginia

Richmond, VA – With election day on the horizon, you may be wondering whether the expected record turn-out could affect your ability to vote. WMRA's Tom Graham sat down with Virginia State Board of Elections official Susan Lee.

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WMRA News
7:38 am
Wed October 29, 2008

Obama Speaks at JMU - Audio Postcard

Harrisonburg, VA – 8,000 people crowded into the JMU Convocation Center to hear Senator Barack Obama. Another 12,000 watched in overflow areas.

Martha Woodroof has this audio postcard of the experience, including comments from students, Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, Senatorial Candidate Mark Warner, and Presidential Candidate Barack Obama.

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WMRA News
6:16 am
Wed October 29, 2008

The Political Significance of Obama's Campaign Stop in Harrisonburg

Harrisonburg, VA – Senator Barrack Obama spoke in Harrisonburg yesterday at the James Madison University Convocation Center. The last presidential candidate to visit this part of the valley was running against Abraham Lincoln... so what does Obama's visit to JMU really mean?

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WMRA News
3:52 am
Thu September 25, 2008

The Hispanic Vote in Virginia

Richmond, VA – When it comes to politics, there are some ethnic groups that have long been known to favor one party over another.

A new report shows that Hispanics have been growing in numbers in Virginia, but now it seems many may not vote as expected.

WMRA's Tom Graham spoke with Richmond Times-Dispatch reporter Jim Nolan, who's been following the latest developments.

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