Evolutionary Psychology at Work

Dec 3, 2012

Evolutionary Psychology postulates that we are the kind of people we are, because of what our ancestors had to do to survive. 

But can Evolutionary Psychology teach us anything about how to survive... even thrive, in the workplace? 

We talk with a longtime therapist and workplace consultant who believes it can.

Ted & Lee: a comedic duo from 1987 until Lee Eshleman killed himself in 2007. Ted Swartz --actor, writer, and now author-- has just published Laughter is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor and premiered a stage show by the same name.  Both are centered on Ted’s long-time theatrical partnership with Lee. 

When Science Says: “Not Possible”

Nov 29, 2012

You’ve heard stories about Near Death Experiences, and all the miraculous things people who have had them say they've experienced.

Acting Director-less

Nov 26, 2012

In television... in movies... in theater... you expect the person in charge to be the director, right?

Killing Deer is Killing. And Necessary.

Nov 23, 2012

Jeff Ell says we should kill excess deer, but also we should stop sanitizing our words when talking about it.  It is killing --in all its harsh reality. He dislikes the supermarket meat department shrinkwrap, foam trays, and stainless steel surfaces which hide the reality of cleavers, meathooks, and blood-boots. 

WMRAs Martha Woodroof, a former (?) hippie, admits to being among those who were judgmental about Vietnam vets as they returned home. She meets Marine vet Neil Conner, who shares stories and also talks about a sort of personal PTSD therapy:  restoring all sorts of vintage military vehicles. 

On WMRA's The Spark: Charlottesville locovore Jackson Landers, who makes his living advocating hunting for food.  His story involves a "miracle" and a paralyzed pet and the New York Times.

Charlottesville Folks on NPR

Nov 20, 2012

During the 11/21/2012 episode of "On Point", Karla Robey (who teaches at the Effort Christian School) and daughter Melinda Robey (a UVa student) were among the guests when NPR talked about family politics at the holiday table.

Super Heroes

Nov 19, 2012

Who’s your favorite super hero? What do you think that says about you?