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6:00 am
Wed December 10, 2014

Envisioning a Future for Visual Arts in Charlottesville

Various works in the IX Art Park, including a view of the graffiti wall.
Sefe Emokpae

Charlottesville is known for many things, but one of its most prominent characteristics is its artistic culture.

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Dominion Pipeline Monitoring
4:30 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

"Pipeline Air Force" Scrambles Against Dominion's Plan

The Pipeline Air Force, pilots and observers
Courtesy of the Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition

One group of opponents to the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline are taking to the skies.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

The Mills Duo

Gene & Gayla Mills

There are different stories about what caused the sparks. But everybody agrees sparks certainly flew the very first time they met... as teenagers.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

In Solitude... With Bears

Brown Bear Next to Brook River, Katmai, Alaska
Gary Freeburg

Part two of Martha Woodroof's conversation with photographer Gary Freeburg.

Gary's work focuses on photographs of the barren, windswept and unpopulated areas around Alaska's volcanoes.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Rehabilitation... Really?

To some, a justice system approach that includes efforts at rehabilitation may seem reasonable; especially when dealing with first offenders guilty of small crimes.

But why have rehabilitation-strategies become a significant tactic for federal prosecutors who chase after corporate crime of massive scale?

We get details on how this new way of responding to corporate lawbreaking got started.  Plus an assessment of how well it is, or isn’t, working.

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GW Forest Plan
4:30 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

New Plan Offers Protection for Shenandoah Mountain

A biker rides along Shenandoah Mountain
Kyle Lawrence, courtesy of Friends of Shenandoah Mountain

If you’ve ever been to the top of Reddish Knob, you’re already familiar with the stunning scenery on Shenandoah Mountain.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Christmas on TV

It has been one of America’s all-time favorite holiday, television specials for half a century.

But did you know “A Charlie Brown Christmas” almost never made it to the airwaves?

Researcher Stephen Lind tells us more about that, as well as exceptional detail from the other Christmas specials he has been studying.

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The Spark
6:20 pm
Fri November 28, 2014

Alaskan Zen

Lenticular Cloud over Vent Mt. Aniakchak Volcano, Alaska
Gary Freeburg

JMU professor and gallery director Gary Freeburg served two tours in Vietnam. He escaped the noise and confusion of war by visiting Japanese Zen gardens. He now takes photographs of the barren Alaskan wilderness in the hopes of capturing that same kind of calm peace.

Gary Freeburg's Photographs

Information about the Ryoan-ji Japanese Zen Garden

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Special
4:00 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

BackStory: Thanksgiving Special

Thursday at 3pm, WMRA presented a special episode of BackStory... American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving.

When we sit down to Thanksgiving dinner, we think we know what we’re commemorating. But if an actual Pilgrim were to attend your Thanksgiving, chances are he’d be stunned by what he saw there.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Learning Forever

"Life Long Learning."

Seems an interesting concept.

There are a number of centers across Virginia that specialize in the idea.  Could there be something here for you?

Guests:
Beth Barber
- Executive Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute   of the University of Virginia, with locations in Charlottesville and Staunton.

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