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a brief history of food co-ops

Saturday, August 2, 2008

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WMRA’s Martha Woodroof explores the rise, fall, rebirth and future of food cooperatives in the Valley. There have been several distinct co-op waves in this country. The kind of co-op most of us are familiar with came along in the 1970s and early 80s, birthed, Reid says, by a very different retail climate from today’s. […]

fuel, bagels & potatoes

Thursday, June 19, 2008

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WMRA’s Martha Woodroof recently did a story on the impact of rising fuel costs on Mr. J’s Bagels, Red Front produce, and other businesses in town.

False Papers

Thursday, March 20, 2008


In the wake of the ICE arrests, WMRA’s Martha Woodroof interviewed an unauthorized Guatemalan immigrant who used to work at the Cargill plant in Dayton. She asks him about working with false papers. Transcript and interview here.

WMRA’s Civic Soapbox: Search for stories

Wednesday, December 5, 2007


I got this in my email today about WMRA‘s search for community members to tell a story on Civic Soapbox. I think its a great opportunity for us all to tell our stories. Help! Dear WMRA member and listener, I’ve had the pleasure and privilege working on the Civic Soapbox with dozens of listeners for […]

WMRA news

Friday, November 30, 2007


Yesterday, Staunton News Leader Executive Editor, David Fritz, compared Harrisonburg’s NPR station with Roanoke’s WVTF, and criticized WMRA for their lack of local news coverage:

Gemeinschaft stories

Tuesday, April 3, 2007


WMRA’s Martha Woodroof is doing a 2-part audio story on the Gemeinschaft facility on Mount Clinton Pike, and halfway house on Chicago Avenue in town. Part 1 of 2 is online now. As you may recall, a few months ago Senator Obenshain requested that the Chicago Avenue Gemeinschaft close. UPDATE: Part 2 is online as […]

the powder keg that didn’t explode

Friday, March 30, 2007


The meeting organized by members of the Minutemen was packed tonight. I counted at least 175 local conservatives, liberals, college students, anarchists, rednecks, activists, and Latinos packed shoulder-to-shoulder in the sweltering hot conference room at the Ramada. If you showed up after 7, it was standing room only. As the five member panel took their […]

local media coverage of Friday’s rally/protest

Monday, October 30, 2006


Out of all the stories filed for local media outlets, surprisingly I’d have to say the DNR’s Jeff Mellott is the only one that gave (what I believe to be) fair coverage to the counter-rally when Allen came to town. But some of the other stories seem to downplay the anti-amendment counter-rally. From WSVA: “The […]

county parents organize & get results

Monday, July 17, 2006


Rockingham County School Board hears them out and changes course of action...

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