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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Reading Out of School

"Children who love to read have a step up in life.”  Recent surveys show most of us believe that.  But how do you get kids to love reading --or even willing to pick up a book while school is out? Is it possible that summer vacation might even be the perfect time for youngsters to discover a love for books?

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri July 18, 2014

Symphony and History

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We meet Luke Frazier, Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's New Principal Pops Conductor, who premiers 2 new programs July 25th and 26th at the Shenandoah Valley Music Festival in Orkney Springs. One  explores the Civil War through period music, journal entries, speeches, and historical accounts.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Hoping for Help for Children with Dravet

Your child has been perfectly healthy up until the time of about 6 months of age.  Then the seizures begin.  They grow progressively worse.  Soon other symptoms appear.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Novel Secrets

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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 Writing with the Master, Tony Vanderwarker tells all about such circumstance.

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The Spark
5:20 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Reclaiming Bonhoeffer Author

Book cover. Image credit: Random House

Charles Marsh, the acclaimed author of Reclaiming Bonhoeffer discusses his new book, Strange Glory: A life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, which the Wall Street Journal calls “truly beautiful and heartbreaking.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and  anti-Nazi dissident who was executed by the Nazis just weeks before the end of the war in Europe.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Climate Mapping

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How might you predict changes that could be coming to Earth’s climate in the years ahead?    Well, perhaps you could enter massive mountains of data into some of the world’s most powerful computers. 

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WMRA News
6:30 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Camping "Up With People" -- in Harrisonburg

Most of us can remember a week spent as teenagers a little ways from home canoeing, hiking, swimming, playing softball, getting sunburned, and maybe getting homesick.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Best in Class

On first airing, the episode was titled “Teaching Children to Make Music.”  The Virginia Association of Broadcasters has just honored it the as 2013’s  best public radio, public affairs program in the commonwealth.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Checking on the Wild

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.

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Main Street Community Partnership
5:01 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Plans For, And Opposition To, Proposed Fracking Pipeline in Virginia

A buried pipeline's linear clear-cut through woods. This pipeline is in Ohio. Image credit: Wikipedia user Analogue Kid.

In July 2014, the first survey crews should be appearing on private lands along a proposed new pipeline's route.  Construction is expected to get underway in 18 to 24 months.

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