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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Caring for the Wild

Broad-winged Hawk

Come Spring time, people often find themselves giving more thought to animals in the wild.

At least that’s the word from the founder of the Wildlife Center of Virginia, who also says something as simple as where you place a birdfeeder can affect the lives of a wide variety of different types of critters.

We get more detail on that, and an overall update on life in the wild.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

The Sustainable Urbanist

Dean Weaver

Dean Weaver almost lost a child, and the experience made him aware that what he really wanted to do with his life was build community... literally.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

The Planetarium Guy

If you have ever spoken with Shanil Virani you probably figured out pretty quickly that he can be passionate on any number of subjects.

But, fact is, this astrophysicist (perhaps better known as the planetarium guy) can also be fascinating on any number of topics... especially anything remotely connected to celebrating science.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 19, 2015

A Virginia Politics Update

Credit Virginia General Assembly Fickr Stream

Our elected representatives in both Washington and Richmond are now well into new legislative sessions.

Our first Governor ever to face prison gets a lighter sentence that most anyone seems to have expected.

And some noteworthy presidential politics are cropping up too.

Anything political is open for discussion as we gather our analysis team for another update.

Guests:
Anita Kumar 
- White House Correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Miller's Music

Dawn strums at the Richmond Marathon Jam.
Credit AIM Studios of Virginia / Allen Moore

Martha speaks with Dawn Miller, who grew up listening to her parents play music. So, naturally, she started making music as soon as she was old enough to carry a tune.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 15, 2015

False Confessions

You would never confess to a crime you did not commit... would you?

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Rolling Stone Fallout
7:16 am
Thu January 15, 2015

UVa Reinstates Accused Fraternity; Police Probe Continues

This week, the University of Virginia reinstated its chapter of Phi Kappa Psi.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

Someone Else’s Environment Affecting You

Severe air pollution in China.  Remarkable temperature rises in the Artic.  Extensive deforestation in the Amazon.

Do such environmental issues affect us here?

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Funding Creativity

Christina Cain

Next Time on The Spark: Martha talks with Christina Cain Executive Director of the Staunton Creative Community Fund. And she sparkles when she talks about helping her hard-working, creative fellow citizens fund their dreams.

Staunton Creative Community Fund

Local Investing Project

hOUR Economy

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Treating Crime with “Restoration”?

"Restorative Justice."

If you have heard that term before, it may well have been associated with one of those Truth and Reconciliation Commissions that began making news around the world some years back.

Indeed, the most famous such commission started its work in South Africa twenty years ago. 

We meet up with some Virginia activists who say it is now time to try a "Restorative Justice" approach in America’s criminal justice system.

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