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 17, 2012

God and Politics

Abortion - Gay Marriage - Family Values - Who qualifies as Christian and who doesn’t.

How did religion become such a big deal in presidential politics?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

School Money

What will the new Virginia budget mean for funding Virginia’s public schools?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 10, 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.

Has it occurred to you to wonder why?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 7, 2012

Future Fuel

What will power the engines of the future?  Biodiesel... Hydrogen... Seaweed... Natural gas from hydrofracking?

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Virginia Insight
4:05 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Justifying Human Behavior with Animal Stories

A trio of Bonobos
wildlifedirect.org

Ants practice democracy... Penguins are monogamous... Bonobos honor female sensitivity. If animals do it, does that mean humans should too?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 30, 2012

In The Zone

Want to know how to get, “in the zone,” that place athletes talk about where everything seems to be going exactly right?

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Virginia Insight
4:09 pm
Thu April 26, 2012

Religion & Virginia History

Think “Religion and the South,” and what group jumps to mind?

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Virginia Insight
4:05 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Decoding Government

How much do you know about what your government is doing?

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Virginia Insight
4:11 pm
Mon April 16, 2012

Forgiving Terror

November, 2008, a group of Virginians travel to India on a kind of spiritual pilgrimage... only to be caught in the middle of horrific terrorist attacks.

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Virginia Insight
4:14 pm
Thu April 12, 2012

General Assembly 2012 - What Did They Do That Affects You?

Photo: Waldo Jaquith

So, of the proposals that passed and are now on the Governor’s desk for his approval or veto, which ones are most likely to affect you?

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