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z- Archived Program - Second Look
23 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
A.P. Disparities... MRDs to Macy's... Airbnb... Virginia's ERA?
On this week's Second Look , Propublica recently identified racial disparities in school opportunities in Virginia and around the country. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz dives into the numbers, and also explores the dilemma over Airbnb regulation in Harrisonburg… And, Andrew Jenner has a profile of a tuba-playing prankster among JMU’s Marching Royal Dukes, who performed again in the Macy’s parade.
23 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
A Veterans Book... Scooter Invasion... Staunton High
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente has the story of a church in Buckingham County, publishing the stories of its veterans... Christopher Clymer Kurtz explains Harrisonburg's scooter invasion... Andrew Jenner attends the (anticlimactic) school board meeting selecting the new name of Staunton's high school... Plus, we survey the week in Virginia politics.
23 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
Women to Congress... Protecting 1st Responders... Jon Stickley Trio
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Chris Boros plugs into the music of the Jon Stickley Trio... WCVE reports on how Virginia firefighters are working to protect their own from higher rates of depression and suicide... We have Virginia Public Radio reports on the wave of women swept into office from Virginia, and the latest on the Buckingham County compressor station....
23 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
6th District... Trombonists For Puerto Rico... Wildlife Care... Mystery Noise
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Andrew Jenner explores the 6th District race and candidates, and also a mystery noise -- more like a HUMMMMM -- in Crozet... Kimberlea Daggy brings us the not-noisy-at-all story of the trombones, and their players, headed to Puerto Rico... and, Christopher Clymer Kurtz brings us along for a class at the Wildlife Care Academy.
23 minutes | Oct 28, 2018
Teacher Retention... Va Film Fest... News Deserts... Politics
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini follows up on her in-depth December report on Virginia's teacher shortage with an update from this month's Teacher Retention Summit at UVa... She also has a preview of the 31st annual Virginia Film Festival... Virginia Public Radio reports on the Commonwealth's growing 'news deserts'... plus, Virginia politics!
23 minutes | Oct 21, 2018
(Anti-)Fascism... Youth Start Ups... Brain Tingles
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Marguerite Gallorini attends the first in a series of workshops in Charlottesville that the organizers, two grad students at UVa, hope will help the public understand the history of far right and fascist movements...
23 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
Haunts... Politics... Sanctuary... Criminal Justice
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz scores a hat trick, with his feature preview of local Halloween-themed haunts and events, a review of Eric Cantor's visit to JMU, and a preview of this week's criminal justice board meeting in Harrisonburg...
23 minutes | Oct 7, 2018
Hemp Power.... Local Produce Power... Solar Power
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Andrew Jenner has the latest on efforts to make hemp, and money off hemp production and sale, a reality... Christopher Clymer Kurtz, who began our coverage of hemp last year, has a look at local participants in this weekend's National Solar Tour... and Marguerite Gallorini has the details on the "Farm to School" week in Charlottesville city schools...
23 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
Mischief... & Magic... & Macular Degeneration
On this week's Second Look , even though the whole thing is not officially affiliated with the world of Harry Potter out of deference to Warner Brothers, at the Queen City Mischief & Magic Festival in Staunton, people still play a game suspiciously like Quidditch, and there’s surely a Hagrid or two walking around as well. WMRA’s Jessie Knadler has the story of how the festival came about. Also, researchers at UVA say they may have found a cure for macular degeneration, and Marguerite Gallorini has that report.
23 minutes | Sep 23, 2018
Mercury, Past & Present... Sheltering Florence Four-Leggeds
On this week's Second Look , WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz has the latest on projects aimed at dealing with decades of mercury contamination in Waynesboro, and we also take a look back at how the mercury got there in the first place.
23 minutes | Sep 16, 2018
Honky-Tonk... Climate Rights... Disaster Prep... Politics
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Andrew Jenner learns how civil rights activist Dr. Gerald Durley became a climate activist... our Program Director Chris Boros gets the skinny on the story of a honky-tonk near Winchester and a country music legend (September's Books & Brews !)... a Virginia Public Radio story about the enslaved woman near Richmond who, with her children, fled to freedom 155 years ago... and, did you really heed all the recommendations to prepare for Hurricane Florence? Plus, Virginia politics!
23 minutes | Sep 9, 2018
Food Farmacy... Bear Mange... Arthur Ashe... Va Politics
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Jessie Knadler traces the links between the Allegheny Mountain Institute, a one-acre hospital farm, and a food 'farmacy' in Fishersville... Christopher Clymer Kurtz tracks the new weapons in the fight against a scourge among Virginia's black bears -- mange... also, Harrisonburg poverty, looking back at the Kerner Commission, Arthur Ashe 50 years later, and Virginia politics!
23 minutes | Sep 2, 2018
Threshold Singers... William Tucker... Deflated Football... Politics
On this week's Second Look ... they call themselves the Threshold Singers, and there are groups of them all over the world – including in Harrisonburg. WMRA’s Christopher Clymer Kurtz has the story. We also recognize and honor the first African born in what would become the United States, and the recent ceremony Governor Northam attended in Hampton. Also, fewer boys are playing high school football – does that pose a threat to the game itself? Plus, the week in Virginia politics!
23 minutes | Aug 26, 2018
Pipeline Update... Rockbridge DSS... Prisons... Politics
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Jessie Knadler has the latest on the controversy in Rockbridge County over the local department of social services... Virginia Public Radio provides an update on the pipelines... We review our reporting of prisons, imprisonment and race, during a week when activists are calling for a national prison strike... Plus, a Virginia politics review.
23 minutes | Aug 19, 2018
A12... Grand Invasion... Smell... Medicaid... Politics
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Andrew Jenner returns with the story of the Great Grandparent Invasion (sort of)... We also review last weekend's anniversary in Charlottesville... We discover the link between your sense of smell and dementia... Meanwhile, could the deal that Virginia lawmakers brokered to expand Medicaid in Virginia be vulnerable?... And, we review the week in Virginia politics.
23 minutes | Aug 12, 2018
Cville, Healing and Singing Out... And, It's a Major Award!
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente pays a visit with Charlottesville residents as they plan for the first anniversary of a violent white supremacist rally, and we check in with some of the victims of the car terror attack on August 12 that killed Heather Heyer.... Jordy Yager's coverage of a violent summer there won the Virginia Association of Broadcasters first-place award for Outstanding News Series in 2017, and Jessie Knadler won first place for Best Human Interest Series for her two profiles in our Women of Interest series. We'll hear them again.
23 minutes | Aug 5, 2018
Camp Kesem... 'Dopesick'... Deanna Reed... M-Cubed
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Christopher Clymer Kurtz reports on a camp for kids who have a parent with cancer... Jordy Yager surveys the mission of M-Cubed... and we replay last year's profile of Harrisonburg Mayor Deanna Reed... Virginia Public Radio has a review of Beth Macy's new book, "Dopesick"... and we go hiking with some young Nature Conservancy recruits.
23 minutes | Jul 29, 2018
R.E. Lee... SVJC Update... Bath County Protest
On this weekend's Second Look , WMRA's Jessie Knadler reports on the campaign to change the name of Staunton's Robert E. Lee High School, back to the original Staunton High... Christopher Clymer Kurtz has an update on the situation with the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center, and reaction from Senator Mark Warner... and, we go camping in Bath County -- right in the path of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
23 minutes | Jul 1, 2018
Transgender Health Care... Songbirds... Environmental Justice
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Emily Richardson-Lorente reports on how UVa's medical system has become a kind of oasis for transgender people seeking safe, welcoming health care... Calvin Pynn reports from a protest at an ICE office in our area... and, Virginia Public Radio explores an area in Bath County that the Nature Conservancy hopes will become friendlier to songbirds... VPR also has the story of the push for environmental justice in the opposition to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline.
23 minutes | Jun 10, 2018
Private or Public?... Music!... Virginia's Primaries
On this week's Second Look , WMRA's Bonnie Barrineau explores the history of the private endowment that launched Winchester's public school system -- but given Virginia's history of racially segregated schools... it's complicated. Jessie Knadler previews the big annual music festivals setting up again this summer. Bob Leweke gets insight from JMU's Bob Roberts on this week's Virginia primaries. And, analyst Jeff Shapiro weighs in, too!
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