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 September 18, 2014

Autumn Gardening

Soon it will be time to hang up the gloves, put the hand-spade on hold, and start picking your salad makings out of a bin at the grocery store.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

The Madison Center

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Wouldn’t it be nice if local government could find ways to be more efficient and effective without spending tens of thousands of dollars on specialized consultants?  Enter in the new Madison Center for Community Development:  college students and their professors helping out in town halls across the commonwealth.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

A Case for Leadership

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First off, he is not the man with the similar name who is now running for re-election.  

Although if you have ever thought about holding public office, he could probably help.  

But he will also tell you that, no matter what your station in life, you already have exceptional opportunities to become a leader.

James Madison University’s longtime “Leadership Guru”  is our guest.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu September 4, 2014

Virginia-Haiti Connections: An Update

Crowding around a food aid truck in 2010, collapsed Presidential Palace in the background.
US Govt photo, USAF TSgt Prentice Colter

Haiti.  It was early in 2010 that a massive earthquake devastated much of that island nation.  So how are things today ?  We check in with some of the Virginia-based groups who have been working in Haiti for many years now.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon September 1, 2014

FutureWork: How Technology Will Redefine The Culture Of Work

In honor of Labor Day, Virginia Insight presents this special look at how technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution.

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Spectrum Magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Rice Univ., and the Institute for the Future to give insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Individual Sustainability?

Sustainability is a word many of us have come to associate with ecology and the environment.  But what do you make of the term "sustainable personality" ?

A Virginia researcher believes that if more of us created such a personality for ourselves, the world would be a far better place.  And he thinks we would likely be much happier too.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

The Mental Health Care Gap

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A Virginia economist has developed a new model for gauging how many people are in need of mental health care.  He is now in the process of comparing that need to the level of services available. That economist is one of our guests as we consider who is getting necessary mental health care in the Old Dominion.  And who is not.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Standardized Testing: Benefits and Challenges

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Standardized tests.  They have long been part of public education.  But is an increasing emphasis on these exams having unintended consequences?  The state of testing in Virginia schools is our focus.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Montpelier

Dolley Madison

Montpelier.  If you think of it as the quaint museum where James and Dolley Madison once lived,  you have not been there in a while.  

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Woodrow Wilson: The Virginia Connections

Trivia: Wilson does appear on US paper money --in fact, he's on the largest denomination ever printed (the 1934 $100,000 Gold Certificate).

He was a Governor of New Jersey who became President.  So why would his library be in Staunton, Virginia?  Just one of the questions we address when we meet up with the curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

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