"A Vampire Tale for Our Times" Opens in Blacksburg

Nov 3, 2017

A theater production with a biting social message opens November 7th in Blacksburg.  The dark comedy raises questions about what makes a civil society - and what does not.  

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Voters are headed to the polls this week to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor and an attorney general. Plus all 100 seats of the House of Delegates. But how many voters will show up on Election Day?

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It’s open enrollment season for health care via the Affordable Care Act. And while uncertainty over federal policy has meant a big jumps in prices, it’s also meant a jump in subsidies.

Michael Slon

Nov 3, 2017

Kevin Sanders interviews Michael Slon, Director of the Oratorio Society of Virginia and the Director of Choral Music at the University of Virginia .

Booking bands and putting on shows is standard operation for a music venue, but 5 Points Music Sanctuary in Roanoke has a broader mission encompassing education, therapy and advocacy. 

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Voters are headed to the polls this month to vote for three statewide races and every member of the House of Delegates. But the electorate this year will not look like the one that turned out last year for the presidential election.


West Virginia environmental regulators on Wednesday lifted their suspension of the permit for building the Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would carry natural gas down the center of the state.

Libertarian to Other Candidates for Governor: Grow Up

Nov 2, 2017
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Five days before Virginians elect their next Governor, the third-party candidate is accusing his opponents of acting like children.

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If you had asked Virginians a year ago what topics would dominate the race for Governor, Confederate monuments might not have topped the list. But a rally in Charlottesville changed everything. Now, Confederate monuments have become a flashpoint in the race for Virginia’s next Governor.

Park Fans Distressed by Proposed Fee Hikes

Nov 1, 2017

Virginia’s Senator Tim Kaine wants the Secretary of the Interior to justify his call for much higher fees at 17 national parks, including the Shenandoah, and today  local officials gathered to discuss the situation.  


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