Virginia Insight

Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Individual Sustainability?

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.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 25, 2014

The Mental Health Care Gap

Credit Credit Credit WMRA News (tw) with text by US Govt via MentalHealth.GOV

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.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 21, 2014

Standardized Testing: Benefits and Challenges

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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.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Montpelier

Dolley Madison

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.  

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 14, 2014

Woodrow Wilson: The Virginia Connections

Trivia: Wilson does appear on US paper money --in fact, he's on the largest denomination ever printed (the 1934 $100,000 Gold Certificate).

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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Virginia Insight
4:31 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Woodrow Wilson: The Virginia Connections (Thu 3pm)

Trivia: Wilson does appear on US paper money --in fact, he's on the largest denomination ever printed (the 1934 $100,000 Gold Certificate).

On The Next Virginia Insight:

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.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 11, 2014

Pipeline Concerns

Dominion map (detail) shows part of the proposed Virginia Trunk Line

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?  

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu August 7, 2014

A Virginia Politics Update

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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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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

What Teachers Can Learn from Brain Scientists. What Scientists Can Learn from Teachers.

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People who teach:  Might their efforts be helped by what scientists have been discovering about the human brain?  David Daniel thinks that is possible.  But he believes it is at least as important for scientists to consider how they could benefit by listening to teachers.  

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu July 31, 2014

Alone with Your Thoughts

It sounds pretty easy. Sit in a room, by yourself, with no distractions. Then just pay attention to your thoughts for 10 or 15 minutes. But apparently most of us cannot do it. Or, if we can, chances are good we will heartily dislike doing it. Those are the findings from an unusual new study.  

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