The importance of aid to Ukraine

The importance of aid to Ukraine

The United States is providing an additional 2-billion dollars in aid to Ukraine. As WFIR’s Denise Allen Membreno reports Virginia Democrat U.S. Senator Mark Warner says this support is of global significance. Earlier this week Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced the 2-billion dollars in additional aid to Ukraine will be used for purchasing weapons…Continue Reading

‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday

‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday

A free event is taking place tomorrow to celebrate the reopening of an equine organization in Buchanan supporting veterans and first responders through animal therapy. WFIR’s Alex Torres has more: The post ‘New Freedom Farm’ reopens with showcase Saturday first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Safe Community Expo’

Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Safe Community Expo’

The Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office is hosting an event at the Berglund Center this Saturday to support one of their programs that helps keep individuals with cognitive disorders safe. WFIR’s Alex Torres has more: The post Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office hosts ‘Safe Community Expo’ first appeared on News/Talk 960-AM & FM-107.3 WFIR.Continue Reading

Four Truths Recovery co-founder pushes back on location

Four Truths Recovery co-founder pushes back on location

Live in-studio this morning the executive director and co-founder of the new Four Truths Recovery residential home in northwest Roanoke – Christine Wright – pushed back on complaints from several neighbors near the Staunton Avenue house where Four Truths is located that local residents weren’t notified – and that its the wrong location for such…Continue Reading

“Southern Lights,” seen last week could return in future

“Southern Lights,” seen last week could return in future

The Northern Lights that suddenly became “Southern Lights,” last week – courtesy of increased solar activity – could produce a sequel if conditions are right by next summer. A Virginia Tech professor spoke to WFIR’s Gene Marrano about that:   The post “Southern Lights,” seen last week could return in future first appeared on News/Talk…Continue Reading

TAP’s From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight domestic abuse

TAP’s From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight domestic abuse

Total Action for Progress has issued a call for help – via a monthlong Crowdfunding Campaign to raise money for its Domestic Violence services in southwest Virginia. TAP says it is needed to address a sharp rise in violent crime, as WFIR’s Gene Marrano reports: The post TAP’s From Fear to Hope fundraiser to fight…Continue Reading