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.
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.
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. Experts said the accident could have been far worse, and many communities along the state’s 32-hundred miles of railroad face similar dangers.
Sandy Hausman has this series on rail safety and why the risks have risen dramatically.
On the day of the primary election surprise, sentiment among these Virginia 7th district polling place sign-bearers is largely against GOP incumbent Eric Cantor --who was soon to be ousted by little-known Tea Party rival Dave Brat.