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WMRA's local reporting on current events and issues in the Shenandoah Valley and Charlottesville areas.

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  • The Heavy Toll of COVID-19 on Local Latino Communities

    The Heavy Toll of COVID-19 on Local Latino Communities

    29/05/2020 Duração: 03min

    Since the Virginia Department of Health began reporting the ethnic breakdown of coronavirus cases, data have shown a consistently disproportionate hit in Latino communities, including those in Harrisonburg. As Virginia Public Radio’s Cat Modlin-Jackson found, there’s more to the impact than what the numbers show.

  • WMRA Daily 5/29/20

    WMRA Daily 5/29/20

    29/05/2020 Duração: 13min

    UVa says it plans to reopen grounds to students and faculty on schedule in August, but there are still lots of details to work out… Numbers measuring the impact of COVID-19 show a disproportionate hit in Latino communities, including those in Harrisonburg… We meet a group of musicians and artists from across Virginia producing original work to protest pipeline construction with livestream concerts twice a month….

  • Anti-Pipeline Musicians Livestream To Raise Funds, Awareness

    Anti-Pipeline Musicians Livestream To Raise Funds, Awareness

    28/05/2020 Duração: 02min

    The SUN SiNG Collective is a group of musicians and artists from across Virginia producing original work to protest the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast Pipelines. They, along with their parent organization, ARTivism Virginia , are now broadcasting livestream concerts twice a month. WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi reports.

  • WMRA Daily 5/28/20

    WMRA Daily 5/28/20

    28/05/2020 Duração: 08min

    The governor’s mask-wearing mandate goes into effect Friday – meanwhile, Virginia has now lost nearly 1,300 people to COVID-19, a death toll equivalent to the population of Edinburg… The race for the next governor in 2021 just got a little more crowded… A historic site north of Farmville that provided land and money for a school for African-American children during Jim Crow is now threatened by plans for a huge garbage dump….

  • WMRA Daily 5/27/20

    WMRA Daily 5/27/20

    27/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    After weeks of pressure from labor activists to release the data, health officials now say more than 300 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among workers at seven local poultry plants… Governor Northam issues a statewide mask mandate for indoor public places… Virginia will decriminalize possession of small amounts of pot on July 1 st , but that may not help some offenders much….

  • For Those On Probation, Pot Decriminalization May Not Help

    For Those On Probation, Pot Decriminalization May Not Help

    27/05/2020 Duração: 04min

    Virginia is preparing to decriminalize possession of an ounce or less of marijuana starting July 1. That means if a police officer finds that amount on your person or in your car for example, you’ll get a written citation and have to pay a $25 fine, rather than being charged with a crime. But some people may find not much has changed in the law, and in their lives. WMRA’s Randi B. Hagi reports.

  • WMRA Daily 5/26/20

    WMRA Daily 5/26/20

    26/05/2020 Duração: 03min

    Local governments will soon get their hands on funding from the federal CARES Act to mitigate economic effects of the pandemic… As courts reopen, should they continue to collect fines and fees?... Virginians honor those fallen during war….

  • WMRA Daily 5/25/20

    WMRA Daily 5/25/20

    25/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    Unemployment spikes to more than 10% in Virginia, and that means that more families are experiencing food insecurity… Charlottesville’s city manager says it’s time to revisit the removal of Confederate statues… Now that the unofficial start of summer is upon us with Memorial Day, we have some advice on how to enjoy the outdoors, safely, during a pandemic….

  • Virginias Food Banks Deal With Surge In Food Insecurity

    Virginia's Food Banks Deal With Surge In Food Insecurity

    25/05/2020 Duração: 04min

    Virginia's Department of Labor says the jobless rate in the commonwealth surged to more than 10% in April. The sharp rise in unemployment is creating a lot of new food insecurity. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler checks in with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to find out how it’s dealing with the growing demand.

  • Curtain Comes Down At Court Square Theater

    Curtain Comes Down At Court Square Theater

    22/05/2020 Duração: 02min

    The Arts Council of the Valley announced this week that they will suspend operations at Court Square Theater for at least one year due to financial pressures, starting this summer. WMRA’s Calvin Pynn spoke with the Council’s executive director Jenny Burden about what the future holds.

  • WMRA Daily 5/22/20

    WMRA Daily 5/22/20

    22/05/2020 Duração: 16min

    The number of new jobless claims in Virginia is down again for last week, but still way above average, as the state’s unemployment rate continues to climb… As Virginia begins to relax virus-related restrictions on businesses, public health experts at UVa warn the state risks a rise in infections… Even as Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg says it is closing down, the American Shakespeare Center has found new life online….

  • American Shakespeare Center Pivots Online During Pandemic With BlkFrsTV

    American Shakespeare Center Pivots Online During Pandemic With BlkFrsTV

    21/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    Many organizations have had to get creative during these times to continue to serve the community, including American Shakespeare Center in Staunton.

  • WMRA Daily 5/21/20

    WMRA Daily 5/21/20

    21/05/2020 Duração: 03min

    The latest casualty from the pandemic and economic downturn is Court Square Theater in Harrisonburg, shutting down for at least a year… Governor Northam says Medicaid expansion is helping low-income Virginians during the COVID crisis… Should local governments be involved in federal immigration enforcement?

  • WMRA Daily 5/20/20

    WMRA Daily 5/20/20

    20/05/2020 Duração: 06min

    Outbreaks of COVID-19 in Buckingham County’s prisons make it second in Virginia in number of cases per capita… Nursing homes in the commonwealth still have trouble obtaining personal protective equipment… Meanwhile, the number of kids getting routine vaccinations during the pandemic has dropped, and doctors say that could create another problem….

  • WMRA Daily 5/19/20

    WMRA Daily 5/19/20

    19/05/2020 Duração: 13min

    Virginia’s finance secretary says unemployment is high, but the state may be turning a corner… One summer program in the Valley aims to help small businesses navigate the new pandemic normal, and what comes afterward… Meanwhile, medical centers try to map a path to survival through this crisis, in the second part of a report on hospitals and COVID-19 in Virginia….

  • Workshops Aim To Help Valley Businesses With New Pandemic Normal

    Workshops Aim To Help Valley Businesses With New Pandemic Normal

    18/05/2020 Duração: 01min

    The Staunton Creative Community Fund is facilitating a virtual Rebuild and Recovery program for small business owners in the Shenandoah Valley who have been hurt by the economic downturn. WMRA's Bob Leweke reports.

  • WMRA Daily 5/18/20

    WMRA Daily 5/18/20

    18/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    Almost six out of every ten deaths from COVID-19 in Virginia have been at nursing homes, according to one report… Meanwhile, courts in Virginia resume hearing non-emergency cases, and that includes eviction lawsuits… Hospitals in the commonwealth may now resume normal operations, but that doesn’t mean things are back to normal….

  • WMRA Daily 5/15/20

    WMRA Daily 5/15/20

    15/05/2020 Duração: 09min

    New jobless claims in Virginia were down again last week, but still way high… Some businesses in some parts of Virginia are re-opening today, and some critics say the governor is loosening restrictions too fast, but meanwhile one sheriff says he won’t enforce the ones that remain… We have a look at what researchers in Virginia are discovering about drugs to treat the virus….

  • WMRA Daily 5/14/20

    WMRA Daily 5/14/20

    14/05/2020 Duração: 07min

    A federal report says the state police pilot who died in a helicopter crash near Charlottesville during the Unite the Right rally was not trained for such situations… A surge of deaths at a nursing home in Luray means that Page County leads Virginia in the COVID-19 death rate by population… Nevertheless, it’s official – the Governor says many Virginia businesses may partially re-open on Friday, as some of the lawmakers in his own party say that will place many people of color at an unfair risk….

  • WMRA Daily 5/13/20

    WMRA Daily 5/13/20

    13/05/2020 Duração: 10min

    Governor Northam makes it official – even as new cases of COVID-19 have continued to climb, he says some restrictions will begin to be relaxed this Friday, except in northern Virginia… Meanwhile, critics say the plan puts communities of color at risk… How is the pandemic aggravating so-called stress injuries, and how we can address them?

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