Tom Graham

Virginia Insight Host

Tom Graham is Senior Producer and Host of WMRA's Virginia Insight

Prior to joining WMRA in 2005, Tom served as a radio news director in North Carolina, Tennessee and California. Tom has also worked in television as a news anchor, reporter, and talk show host.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu February 5, 2015

Beginning Bias Early

How young were you when you first began to notice that some people looked different than you?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon February 2, 2015

The Right Moves

Brian Lambert thinks it may have been back in Kindergarten that you learned behaviors causing you pain today.

The longtime physical therapy specialist says the good news is, if you’re suffering most any kind of back, neck, leg, or other dysfunctional pain as a result, there are simple exercises that can begin to put things right.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Virginia's Sierra

When someone says "Sierra Club," do you think about environmentalists somewhere out west doing their work near the Sierra mountains?

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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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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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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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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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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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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

On "Becoming American"

(l-r) Nkhai Nang Bu Tang Bau (from Myanmar), Juan Alvarez (Cuba), Aziz Aziz (Iraq)
Credit Andrew Jenner

If you heard any part of the WMRA News Department’s recent series of stories on new American citizens, you probably found yourself moved with emotion as you listened.

Here there were tales of hardship, of hard work, of dreams, of determination, and of joy.

You may also have found yourself thinking, "I never knew how much people like this went through to become part of our society."

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