The public funding portion of the campaign to rebuild and reopen a planetarium at the Science Museum of Western Virginia is off to a slow start but the executive director says behind the scenes activity should help boost that total soon. An update from WFIR’s Gene Marrano:
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The home of former Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer was recently put on the market, and the Appalachian League’s Pulaski Yankees open their short-season A Ball home campaign at Calfee Park on Friday:
In just over a month the new and much larger Melrose Branch Library located inside the Goodwill Industries campus will open. An update from Roanoke’s Library system director, a WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
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Big winners from the region over the weekend in high school sports – William Byrd and Liberty-Bedford. Reactions from their head coaches.
As the US Women’s National Soccer team prepares for a deep run in the World Cup, they are also preparing to sue the U.S. Soccer Federation over claims of unequal pay. The plaintiffs include a former UVA standout.
The Virginia Cavaliers men’s basketball team celebrated winning its first national title in April but that’s in the rear view mirror.
Now here’s Brent Stevens from Hollins University “At the Movies” with what’s new at the historic Grandin Theatre – a documentary, “The Biggest Little Farm.”
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A Danville man is training to run not one, not two, but seven marathons across seven continents. Steve Scott tells WDBJ-7 he will compete in the World Marathon Challenge in February:
Cindy Petersen -courtesy Taubman Museum
Call it one of those “good problems” – adult art education classes at the Taubman Museum have grown in number and in popularity. Now a new space is being created by this fall to accommodate that growth, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports:
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Virginia Tech Hokies football and basketball will once again be heard on WFIR, returning with “Tech Talk Live” on August 19th. UVA fans take note – Cavaliers football and basketball is staying with the Wheeler Broadcasting family – moving over to 97.7 FM “The Vibe.” Jon Laaser is Virginia Tech’s director of Broadcasting and the voice of the Hokies on radio:
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