Virginia's Own Hidden Figure

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Caroyl Gooch

This year, Hollywood honored women who played a key role in the U.S. space program.  Their story was told in a film nominated for an Oscar.  Even before the space age, it turns out women in Virginia played an important part in exploring the galaxy.  They did research at the University of Virginia’s observatory, high on a hill known as Mt. Jefferson.  Sandy Hausman went there and filed this report.

Pressure is building on Governor Terry McAuliffe to grant clemency in the case of a former Harrisonburg man who could be executed later this month.  New evidence suggests prosecutors and police used questionable tactics to convict him, and witnesses who pointed a finger at him are now admitting they lied.  Sandy Hausman has more on that story.

Students Offer Proscrastinapp -- A New Way to "A"

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When organizers of the TomTom Founders Festival offered a prize for young people to flex their innovation muscles, four high school students in Charlottesville stepped up to pitch an app that could help teenagers everywhere.  Sandy Hausman reports on what they’ve proposed.

 

Four students from St. Anne’s-Belfield School wanted to help fellow teens with something they often do.

Virginia Governor Cancels Execution Scheduled for Next Week

14 hours ago
Mallory Noe-Payne

 

 

Virginia's Governor has halted an execution planned for next week. As Mallory Noe-Payne reports, Ivan Teleguz has spent more than a decade in jail for hiring someone to murder his ex-girlfriend.

Steve Helber / AP

The next congressional election may be a year and a half away, but now is the time when candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. One particular announcement this week is already scrambling the 2018 race.

Luke Church

A musical landmark in Roanoke is celebrating a milestone this week.  The 3rd Street Coffeehouse has been welcoming musicians to its stage for 30 years.  Luke Church visited and prepared this report.

Democrat Scores Upset in Prince William County

Apr 19, 2017
smithforclerk.com

Although many people were focused on the special election in Georgia this week, Virginia also had a special election. And it’s one that is energizing Democrats.

Representative Democracy is Getting a Workout

Apr 19, 2017
Robbie Harris

Representative democracy has been getting a work out, thanks most recently to a citizens group called “Indivisible.”  The citizen action organization takes a page from the Tea Party handbook, which formed for the very same reason:  to oppose a president and to have its concerns heard by political representatives.

University of Virginia

A half dozen students clashed with Virginia’s governor Tuesday – demanding he oppose construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline or ACP from West Virginia to North Carolina. Terry McAuliffe dismissed the demonstrators as Sandy Hausman reports.

NPR

New fundraising numbers in the race for governor show a hotly competitive race with some candidates raising large amounts of campaign cash. Reporter Michael Pope is digging into the numbers.

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