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
5:01 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Children Who Say They’ve Lived Before (Mon 3pm)

On The Next Virginia Insight:
Jim Tucker is a psychiatrist. But a rather unusual one.

He travels the world talking to children.

Specifically to children who claim to remember living a previous life.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Camping with Shakespeare

Remember summer camp when you were a kid?  What if, even though you’re now all grown up, you could not only experience all the fun of summer camp, but also got to walk away with a new perspective on life based on the plays of William Shakespeare ?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Reading Out of School

"Children who love to read have a step up in life.”  Recent surveys show most of us believe that.  But how do you get kids to love reading --or even willing to pick up a book while school is out? Is it possible that summer vacation might even be the perfect time for youngsters to discover a love for books?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Hoping for Help for Children with Dravet

Your child has been perfectly healthy up until the time of about 6 months of age.  Then the seizures begin.  They grow progressively worse.  Soon other symptoms appear.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Novel Secrets

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What might it be like to have a famous author take you under his wing and say, “Here, I’ll help you write your novel”? In the new book Writing with the Master, Tony Vanderwarker tells all about such circumstance.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Climate Mapping

Image credit: Wikipedia user Plumbago

How might you predict changes that could be coming to Earth’s climate in the years ahead?    Well, perhaps you could enter massive mountains of data into some of the world’s most powerful computers. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Best in Class

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.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Checking on the Wild

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.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Teen Confessions

No matter how you feel about prosecuting crime, one thing is certain:  When an innocent person is wrongly convicted, the real criminal walks free.

That is one of the reasons some Virginia researchers are looking at why teenagers seem especially prone to making false confessions.

We examine the research findings, and consider the case for making changes in how police interrogate juveniles.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

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.
Credit Ed at VirginiaOpenCarry.org

It is months behind schedule.  But just in the nick of time, Virginia government is getting a new state budget.

Yet in addition to steep cuts, harsh words, and vetoes that may not be constitutional... there is also the Governor’s announcement that he will try to go it alone on expanding Medicaid.

And those are just some of the issues up for discussion on this politics update edition.

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