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Virginia Insight is WMRA's own call-in talk show and represents a key element of our commitment to serve you with dynamic discussions on topics that matter to our community. From politics to culture, technology to religion, entertainment to relationships, Virginia Insight inspires understanding.

Virginia Insight is broadcast every Monday and Thursday at 3 pm, before All Things Considered.  An encore broadcast from the week is featured every Sunday afternoon at 3 pm, following A Prairie Home Companion.

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Virginia Insight
4:05 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update (Thu 3pm)

Virginia Capitol

On the next Virginia Insight: Virginia’s new fiscal year begins the first of July.

Normally, well before now, lawmakers would have already approved a spending plan for that new fiscal year.  The plan would help fund public schools and local governments, as well as cover the cost of every single state agency. 

But so far this year, because of a bitter stalemate over health coverage for the poor, no agreement has been reached.

So what happens if there is no new state budget by July? 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

Breaking Bread with Philosophy - An Update

When Marietta McCarty wrote her most recent book, she envisioned people using it as a guide for dinnertime conversation in people’s homes.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu April 10, 2014

A Fireman’s Tale

You saved lives as a medic in Vietnam... explored the deepest seas as a Navy salvage diver... and even spent time as a theater director in New York. 

But your favorite job? 

Your years as a Virginia firefighter.

We talk with Danny Lliteras about his new memoir, Flames and Smoke Visible.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Independence Technology

Technology... It is supposed to make life easier, save us time and effort, and make us more free. But is that always the case?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Key Questions About Wrongful Convictions

After researching hundreds of trials and tens of thousands of court documents, a Virginia lawyer is pursuing some critical questions about wrongful convictions.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Physics All Around Us

The science of Physics. Ever wonder what it has to do with your everyday world?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

Photo: Waldo Jaquith

The quest to fund state government... Ethics reform that isn't... Washington's paperwork mine... Even the president’s blue jeans.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon March 24, 2014

March-ing Back into that Garden Again

By now maybe you have forgotten all about that white stuff you had been using a shovel on until recently... because your focus has switched completely to digging in the dirt.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Same Party / Different View

Virginia General Assembly Fickr Stream

You may have heard that funding to keep Virginia government running later this year is currently caught in the middle of a bitter debate.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Hemp

Industrial Hemp... Heard of it?

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