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.

Virginia-Haiti Connections: An Update

Sep 4, 2014
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Haiti.  It was early in 2010 that a massive earthquake devastated much of that island nation.  So how are things today ?  We check in with some of the Virginia-based groups who have been working in Haiti for many years now.

In honor of Labor Day, Virginia Insight presents this special look at how technological advances have put us on the edge of a new industrial revolution.

Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and Professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, Editor-In-Chief of IEEE Spectrum Magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie-Mellon, Rice Univ., and the Institute for the Future to give insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.

Individual Sustainability?

Aug 28, 2014

Sustainability is a word many of us have come to associate with ecology and the environment.  But what do you make of the term "sustainable personality" ?

A Virginia researcher believes that if more of us created such a personality for ourselves, the world would be a far better place.  And he thinks we would likely be much happier too.

The Mental Health Care Gap

Aug 25, 2014
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A Virginia economist has developed a new model for gauging how many people are in need of mental health care.  He is now in the process of comparing that need to the level of services available. That economist is one of our guests as we consider who is getting necessary mental health care in the Old Dominion.  And who is not.

Standardized Testing: Benefits and Challenges

Aug 21, 2014
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Standardized tests.  They have long been part of public education.  But is an increasing emphasis on these exams having unintended consequences?  The state of testing in Virginia schools is our focus.

Montpelier

Aug 18, 2014

Montpelier.  If you think of it as the quaint museum where James and Dolley Madison once lived,  you have not been there in a while.  

Woodrow Wilson: The Virginia Connections

Aug 14, 2014

He was a Governor of New Jersey who became President.  So why would his library be in Staunton, Virginia?  Just one of the questions we address when we meet up with the curator of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum.

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He was a Governor of New Jersey who became President.  So why would his library be in Staunton, Virginia?  Just one of the questions we address when we meet up with the curator of the Woodrow Wilson Library and Museum.

Pipeline Concerns

Aug 11, 2014

How do you feel about natural gas?   How do you feel about the possibility of an interstate natural gas pipeline running through your part of Virginia?  

A Virginia Politics Update

Aug 7, 2014
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A former family values governor comes up with an unexpected courtroom defense.  

Virginia’s onetime “most powerful Congressman” announces he’s leaving office early.  

Just two of the surprise political headlines of late.  We are certain to discover many more when we meet with our politics update team.

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