Virginia Insight

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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
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
Mon May 26, 2014

Food, Fun and Entertainment - Memorial Day Special

Cotton candy girl --photo by Flickr user Alex Yosifov via Wikipedia

For Memorial Day, WMRA presents a special called  Food, Fun, and Relationships from the program series Innovation Hub. All those popsicles and ice cream cones you're gearing up to eat? Hear Dr. Robert Lustig explain why new research shows that we're addicted to sugar. Then, before you head off to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, we look at what made Walt Disney so innovative.

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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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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

A Legionary Physicist

Growing up in Vietnam, it was his exceptional mind that helped him escape his war-torn homeland  -- a mind that took him for training to some of the world’s best universities. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Master Naturalists

Image credit: Wikipedia user Chiswick Chap

What would you like to be a master of? How about a Master Naturalist?

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