Virginia Insight

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Virginia Insight has a rich history of archives to peruse. From politics to culture, technology to religion, entertainment to relationships, Virginia Insight inspires understanding.

Agnes Umunna

Oct 31, 2011

She lived through the horror of two civil wars in her homeland of Liberia.

Then she began promoting reconciliation between war criminals and their victims.

Her worldwide campaign includes a stop soon at Mary Baldwin College.

But before speaking there, she speaks with us.

Teaching Sustainability

Oct 27, 2011

Can classroom experience teach people to care about the environment... eventually leading to more adults taking environmental issues more seriously?

The SpongeBob Study

Oct 24, 2011

This program was re-broadcast Monday, February 13 at 3pm.

Psychologist Angeline Lillard had been examining story lines of different children's TV shows when she began to notice difficulty getting work done after watching some of those programs in particular.

Al Jazeera

Oct 20, 2011

How fair, unbiased, and accurate is the news we are receiving about world affairs?

How good a job does the U.S. media do covering the U.S.?

How well do Americans understand how the rest of the world sees us?

We speak with an American journalist, who has covered news all over the world for a number of news organizations, and thinks there is much room for improvement.

His most recent post was in Washington, D.C. for Al Jazeera.

Autumn in the Garden

Oct 17, 2011

We've done it in early Spring... late Spring... and even some of the hottest days of Summer.

Gaming the Chesapeake

Oct 13, 2011

Could an online game someday monitor how your personal decisions affect the environment?

Food Banking

Oct 10, 2011

So you once helped lead one of the world's most powerful lobbying groups... the trade association for America's insurance industry.

A Virginia Politics Update

Oct 6, 2011

With state legislative elections now just a few weeks away, Republicans have a chance to take complete control of Virginia government.

From abortion and guns, to education and transportation... that could mean big changes ahead.

Our politics update team fills us in on the latest developments and examines Virginia political news that could soon be affecting you.

Class Warfare?

Sep 29, 2011

For some it's not "increasing taxes"... it's "raising revenue."

For others, one speaks not of "rich people"... but "job creators."

And for many, this is not a "debate"... it's "class warfare."

How did talk about tax policy get so convoluted?

We examine modern day debate over taxes, with some historical perspective.

Do humans believe in god[s] as a side effect of evolution?

Researcher Andy Thomson says that is indeed the case.

The Virginia psychiatrist embarked on a study of "what causes religious belief" almost ten years ago -- after his son narrowly escaped the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.

We talk with Dr. Thomson about the findings just published in his new book.

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