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 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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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Apron Strings

Growing up a white child in segregated Virginia, your most loving experiences are with your family’s black maid.  How does that affect your view of the world?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Beginning Bias Early

How young were you when you first began to notice that some people looked different than you?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

What Do You Hide the Deepest?

Kept hidden, emotions and feelings can have a powerful impact on our lives.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Virginia’s Sierra

When someone says "Sierra Club," do you think about environmentalists somewhere out west doing their work near the Sierra mountains?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Earth Week?

44 years ago, April 22 marked the first official, "Earth Day." (It got started here in the U.S. but soon spread across the globe.) 

Now some Virginia environmentalists are among those who believe a whole, "Earth Week," is in order.

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