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 January 2, 2014

Dining with Philosophy

Who said, "good conversation starts with food?" Whoever it was ought to meet Marietta McCarty.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu December 19, 2013

Feel Like a Song?

It’s okay to admit it... You've been singing along with the radio at least occasionally, of late, haven’t you?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

One Democrat, One Republican: Virginia Lawmaking Ahead

David Toscano (left) Emmett Hanger (right)

When the 2014 session of the Virginia General Assembly gets underway in January, longtime Republican state Senator Emmett Hanger will play a key role.  So will Democratic House Minority Leader David Toscano.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Checking in on the "Affordable Care Act"

It may not be quite as pithy as, "Read my lips... No new taxes." Yet the ten word promise, "If you like your health care... you can keep it," may well go down in history as at least as much of a presidential blunder.

Catch-phrase assurances aside, how is so-called, "Obamacare," working now?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

The Planetarium Guy

If you have ever spoken with Shanil Virani you probably figured out pretty quickly that he can be passionate on any number of subjects.

But, fact is, this astrophysicist (perhaps better known as the planetarium guy) can also be fascinating on any number of topics... especially anything remotely connected to celebrating science.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Leading Community

Their long ago reputation as, "schools for underachievers," was probably always unfair.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Can You "Edit" Your Way to a Better Life?

Are you self-limiting?

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Holiday Special
4:00 pm
Thu November 28, 2013

Giving Thanks

Fall Leaves
Fedorov Oleksiy

With music and stories for Thanksgiving, it's Giving Thanks.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Cider: An American Evolution

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Ever since colonial times, apples (and apple cider) have played a key and evolving role in American history. That role may be about to change again.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Thanks by Giving

Living thankfully is a good thing... we've all heard that. But how about giving thanks by giving to others?

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