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
4:00 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

What Do Mormons Believe?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints... how much do you know about it?

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Virginia Insight
4:19 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

A Virginia Politics Update

Democrats say, "we cannot go back to the failed policies of the past." Republicans say, "we cannot continue the failed policies of the present." But what do Virginians say?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu September 6, 2012

Hidden Prejudice... Of The Political Kind

Perhaps you have heard of Project Implicit. It is a Virginia-connected research operation that’s been making huge strides uncovering bias and prejudice. (Often of the type that most of us never knew we had.) 

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Virginia Insight
3:12 pm
Mon September 3, 2012

The Patent Economy

Perhaps you’ve noticed headlines about firms like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft paying hundreds of millions of dollars to buy up other companies’ patents.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

M.S.

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Multiple Sclerosis. It is a disease so mysterious that it can affect people who have it, in completely different, often unpredictable ways.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 27, 2012

Super Heroes

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Who’s your favorite super hero? What do you think that says about you?

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Virginia Insight
4:05 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Black & White and One Small Town

Sascha Goluboff in front of one of her displays at the Brownsburg Museum

Sometimes looking closely at something small... can reveal something big.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 20, 2012

Ask The Sleep Expert

Photo: Ward modification of original by Wikipedia user Fosnez

Sometimes counting sheep just doesn't cut it.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

New Way to Find New Stars

APOGEE (Apache Point Observatory Galactic Evolution Experiment)  gives scientists views of the universe never before seen. We meet APOGEE astronomers.  We talk with three of the Virginia scientists who have been instrumental in making this revolution in star gazing possible. 

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Virginia Insight
11:16 am
Tue August 14, 2012

What ‘‘Sequestration’’ Could Mean in Virginia

Federal workers in northern Virginia. Military folk on the coast.  Defense contractors across the commonwealth.  A lot of Virginia paychecks flow from Washington.  And how those checks get spent might even effect your job. 

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