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 June 19, 2014

An Update on the Walrus

Most of us have heard about polar bears, and the problems they are having with melting ice in the Arctic.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

Pondering Mars

Credit NASA (Viking 1 Orbiter)

Ever wonder what’s up there on the Red Planet? For almost 40 years, "geomorphologist" Alan Howard has been studying similarities between the Earth and Mars.

And lately that research has been heating up.

NOTE: This is an encore presentation, which originally aired January 16, 2014.

Guest:
Alan D. Howard, Ph.D. - Professor of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

A Virginia Pedaling Update

Image credit: Gerry Lynch

When was the last time you were on a bicycle?  Most agree it is great exercise.  So what is keeping you from riding more?  After years of effort,  cycling advocates have recently won legislative changes designed to make Virginia roads at least somewhat safer for cyclists.  

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Virginia Insight
1:25 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Smart Beginnings

Staff Sgt. Myron Jamerson as Klutz the Clown on a playground with kids. Image credit: US Govt (Army.mil)

A collection of non-profits and businesses across the Commonwealth have joined together in something they are calling the “Smart Beginnings Start with Families” campaign. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

A Gardening Update

Image credit: Wikipedia user "Kor!An" (Корзун Андрей)

Every time green thumb advisors Guinevere Higgins and Dave O’Neill stop by, our phone lines get to overflowing. Our gardening guru dynamic duo stops by to help out with the latest gardening challenges.

Guests:

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

Keeping Bees

When you see a bee in your yard, do you quickly scurry as far away from it as possible?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Church & State

1865 fresco Apotheosis of Washington painted inside US Capitol dome. Photo by Wikipedia user Raul654

Ann Massie has long been fascinated by the phrase “the separation of church and state” --both by the history of the concept, and its practice in American law.  Since a recent Supreme Court decision is adding new urgency to the issue,  we have asked the Virginia legal scholar to share her findings.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Re-Imagining Virginia Communities

What kind of community do you want? Do you like yours just the way it is? Can you imagine something different for your city, your town, or your neighborhood? Have some ideas just what would make it better?

We may have many more choices than we realize. At least, that’s what community planners Andy Boenau and Fionnuala Quinn say.

With guest host Peter Norton, they’ll share their ideas and learn from yours.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Do "The Arts" Matter to You?

Arts and Culture are nice, but how important are they really?

One Virginia community recently discovered that, in dollar terms, arts and culture are generating far more millions for the local economy that most anyone had previously imagined.

Whether it’s economics or something else that most appeals to you -- if you’ve got reasons of your own for supporting the arts, we’d like to hear from you.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Ressler Vision

How do you best help people in need?  Everett Ressler has kept that question in mind for more than 40 years while traveling the globe, working for a wide variety of service organizations --including the Ford Foundation, UNICEF,  Save The Children, and the United Nations. 

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