Virginia Insight http://wmra.org en Climate Mapping (Thu 3pm) http://wmra.org/post/climate-mapping-thu-3pm <p><strong><em>On The Next Virginia Insight</em></strong>: How might you predict changes that could be coming to Earth’s climate in the years ahead?&nbsp; &nbsp; Well, perhaps you could enter massive mountains of data into some of the world’s most powerful computers.&nbsp; Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 42465 at http://wmra.org Climate Mapping (Thu 3pm) Novel Secrets (Mon 3pm) http://wmra.org/post/novel-secrets-mon-3pm <p><em><strong>On Mon July 14's Virginia Insight</strong></em>:&nbsp; What might it be like to have a famous author take you under his wing and say, “Here, I’ll help you write your novel”? In the new book <em>Writing with the Master</em>, Tony Vanderwarker tells all about such circumstance. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:17:43 +0000 Tom Graham 42410 at http://wmra.org Novel Secrets (Mon 3pm) Best in Class http://wmra.org/post/best-class <p>On first airing, the episode was titled “Teaching Children to Make Music.”&nbsp; The Virginia Association of Broadcasters has just honored it the as 2013’s &nbsp;best public radio, public affairs program in the commonwealth. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 42257 at http://wmra.org Best in Class Checking on the Wild http://wmra.org/post/checking-wild <p>For more than 30 years, the Wildlife Center of Virginia has been treating injured animals and releasing them back into the wild. That work has garnered praise around the world. But now there is international attention on another front -- the Center’s success at cementing public support through use of internet portals. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 42100 at http://wmra.org Checking on the Wild Teen Confessions http://wmra.org/post/teen-confessions <p>No matter how you feel about prosecuting crime, one thing is certain:&nbsp; When an innocent person is wrongly convicted, the real criminal walks free.</p><p>That is one of the reasons some Virginia researchers are looking at why teenagers seem especially prone to making false confessions.</p><p>We examine the research findings, and consider the case for making changes in how police interrogate juveniles.</p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 41956 at http://wmra.org Teen Confessions A Virginia Politics Update http://wmra.org/post/virginia-politics-update-10 <p>It is months behind schedule.&nbsp; But just in the nick of time, Virginia government is getting a new state budget.</p><p>Yet in addition to steep cuts, harsh words, and vetoes that may not be constitutional... there is also the Governor’s announcement that he will try to go it alone on expanding Medicaid.</p><p>And those are just <em>some</em> of the issues up for discussion on this politics update edition.</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 41236 at http://wmra.org A Virginia Politics Update Stretching Beyond the Line http://wmra.org/post/stretching-beyond-line <p>Our lives are filled with lines. Lines on a map. Lines on a ball field. Lines on a calendar. Even lines of ancestry.</p><p>Peter Cashwell maintains that we use such points of demarcation to divide up the world in ways often much more imaginary than real.</p><p>You might just find your mind stretching far beyond the usual lines as we spend time with this teacher, historian, philosopher, bird-watcher, back-roads traveler, and author of the new book <em>Along Those Lines</em>.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 41625 at http://wmra.org Stretching Beyond the Line An Update on the Walrus http://wmra.org/post/update-walrus <p>Most of us have heard about polar bears, and the problems they are having with melting ice in the Arctic. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 41411 at http://wmra.org An Update on the Walrus Pondering Mars http://wmra.org/post/pondering-mars-0 <p>Ever wonder what’s up there on the Red Planet? For almost 40 years, "geomorphologist" Alan Howard has been studying similarities between the Earth and Mars.</p><p>And lately that research has been heating up.</p><p><strong>NOTE: </strong><em><strong>This is an encore presentation, which originally aired January 16, 2014.</strong></em></p><p></p><p><em><strong>Guest:</strong></em><br /><strong><a href="http://www.evsc.virginia.edu/2008/11/howard-alan-d/" target="_blank">Alan D. Howard, Ph.D.</a></strong> - Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.</p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 41412 at http://wmra.org Pondering Mars A Virginia Pedaling Update http://wmra.org/post/virginia-pedaling-update <p>When was the last time you were on a bicycle?&nbsp; Most agree it is great exercise.&nbsp; So what is keeping you from riding more?&nbsp; After years of effort,&nbsp; cycling advocates have recently won legislative changes designed to make Virginia roads at least somewhat safer for cyclists.&nbsp;&nbsp; Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Tom Graham 41075 at http://wmra.org A Virginia Pedaling Update