Virginia Insight

Aired on WMRA 2006 - 2015
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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.

For Memorial Day, WMRA presents a special called  Food, Fun, and Relationships from the program series Innovation Hub. All those popsicles and ice cream cones you're gearing up to eat? Hear Dr. Robert Lustig explain why new research shows that we're addicted to sugar. Then, before you head off to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, we look at what made Walt Disney so innovative.

Re-Imagining Virginia Communities

May 22, 2014

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.

Do "The Arts" Matter to You?

May 19, 2014

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.

The Ressler Vision

May 15, 2014

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. 

A Legionary Physicist

May 12, 2014

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. 

The Master Naturalists

May 8, 2014
Chiswick Chap

What would you like to be a master of? How about a Master Naturalist?

Apron Strings

May 5, 2014

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?

Beginning Bias Early

May 1, 2014

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

What Do You Hide the Deepest?

Apr 28, 2014

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

Virginia’s Sierra

Apr 24, 2014

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