Sandy Hausman http://wmra.org en Rail Safety in Virginia - 5 Part Series http://wmra.org/post/rail-safety-virginia-5-part-series <p>It’s been nearly two months since a train derailed in Lynchburg, sending a fireball into the sky above that city’s downtown and spilling oil into the James River.&nbsp; Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 32-hundred miles of railroad face similar dangers.</p><p>Sandy Hausman has this series on rail safety and why the risks have risen dramatically.</p> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:27:03 +0000 Sandy Hausman 42148 at http://wmra.org Richmond, Va., Wrangling Over Future Of Historic Slave Trade Site http://wmra.org/post/richmond-va-wrangling-over-future-historic-slave-trade-site On a warm spring night, more than 150 people gathered in Shockoe Bottom, a name taken from the Native American word for a site in Richmond, Va. This part of town, bounded by I-95 and bisected by railroad lines, was central to a city that prospered from the slave trade.<p>"The best guesstimate is several hundred thousand people were sold out of Shockoe Bottom," says Phil Wilayto, a leader of the grassroots movement to establish a memorial park here. Tue, 06 May 2014 07:40:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 39500 at http://wmra.org Richmond, Va., Wrangling Over Future Of Historic Slave Trade Site A 'First Of Its Kind Conference' About Sexual Assault On Campus http://wmra.org/post/first-its-kind-conference-about-sexual-assault-campus Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Educators from around the country have spent the last two days talking about sexual misconduct on college campuses. The conference that wrapped up today at the University of Virginia was billed as a first of its kind. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 22:26:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 35729 at http://wmra.org Poi: Hawaii's Recipe For Revitalizing Island Culture http://wmra.org/post/poi-hawaiis-recipe-revitalizing-island-culture There are only about 1,000 people of pure Hawaiian descent left in the world, but island residents are cooking up an idea to keep native island culture from fading away. The key ingredient? Reviving a starchy food called poi.<p>A sticky, nutritious food made from pounded taro root, poi looks similar to bread dough. Very chewy, with a mild and slightly sweet flavor, poi was long a staple of the native Hawaiian diet and held <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/16/dining/poi-the-root-of-all-hawaii.html">spiritual significance</a> for the island's aboriginals. Sun, 10 Mar 2013 09:39:00 +0000 Sandy Hausman 20472 at http://wmra.org Poi: Hawaii's Recipe For Revitalizing Island Culture