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Each year hundreds gather on the rolling hills of James Monroe’s Highland, near Charlottesville. They’re here to take in the sights, sounds and smells of The Virginia Folklife apprenticeship program, and learn how residents are preserving cultural traditions. Ian Stewart reports on the program for Virginia Currents.

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Recent national attention to the class action lawsuit filed by unaccompanied immigrant minors detained at the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center, or SVJC, near Staunton has raised the concern of many, including U.S. Senator from Virginia Mark Warner. He spoke with WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz.

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WMLU, our partner station serving Farmville at 91.3fm, will be off the air for the next few weeks.

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It has 480 solar panels, could reduce carbon emissions by 191 tons annually, and represents the first of its kind in Virginia. It’s a solar superstructure, a shell above an existing building, and is expected to provide 93 percent of the power needed to operate the Colonial Nissan Dealership in Charlottesville.

Farmers for America

Jun 27, 2018
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“Farmers For America,” a documentary focusing on farmers across the country, screened Tuesday night [June 26] at Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, and featured a couple of well-known growers in the Shenandoah Valley. WMRA’s Calvin Pynn was there.

Emily Richardson-Lorente

Yesterday, we learned about a new adult transgender clinic in the University of Virginia hospital system. With an estimated 700 transgender adults living in and around Charlottesville, they should have plenty of demand. But what about kids struggling with their gender identities? Where do THEY go? Today, WMRA’s  Emily Richardson-Lorente takes us to a clinic designed just for them.

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Protesters rallied outside of the Harrisonburg Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, office on Monday. WMRA’s Calvin Pynn was there.

Emily Richardson-Lorente

Getting and paying for good healthcare can be tricky for many of us. For transgender people, it can be a much bigger challenge. But, as WMRA’s Emily Richardson-Lorente found out, the University of Virginia is turning into a kind of hub for transgender healthcare.  Here's the first of two reports.

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On Saturday [June 16], just outside Charlottesville, several hundred African-American descendants of people enslaved by Thomas Jefferson gathered at Monticello for the unveiling of a new exhibit. Their ancestors are finally having a say. WMRA’s Jordy Yager reports.

Primary Election Results

Jun 12, 2018
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In the Republican primary for U.S. Senate, Corey Stewart has beaten Nick Freitas (45% to 43%) with 99% of precincts reporting.  Stewart will run against Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine.  In each of four Congressional districts in the WMRA area, Democratic women will challenge Republican candidates.

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PR for Public Radio 5K

July 28 in Charlottesville, benefiting WMRA, sponsored by Wilkinson Wealth Management and Ragged Mountain Running Shop.

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July 21: SVMF Presents the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra – The Music of Pink Floyd

Featured events on WMRA are sponsored by May Supply in Harrisonburg

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Autism in Virginia: Special News Series

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and WMRA explores the issues surrounding autism with a news series, "Autism in Virginia." Supported by Paul Obaugh Ford and Lincoln.

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