Virginia Insight

Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

The State of Virginia’s Economy

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It would seem that “conventional wisdom” does not always stay in effect indefinitely.  
 
For example, there was the long-held idea that Virginia would continuously outperform the rest of the country economically because we could depend on the federal government to supply so many jobs.
 
That notion is certainly changing now.  And it is just one of the factors we consider as we take a close up look at the state of the Old Dominion’s economy.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Difficult People

You have met them.  Perhaps even lots of them. Interpersonal skills researcher Brian Charette has long consulted on how to deal with them. 

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Virginia Insight
3:00 pm
Mon October 6, 2014

Foundation Examination

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As the theory goes, all of us have hidden foundations to our personalities.  Those foundations start getting built early.  And they most always have cracks in them.  Places where things did not come together as perfectly as we may have liked.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Are You a Professional?

What does it take to make someone a professional?   Our guest says that question was easier to answer in the Middle Ages... when the term first came into usage.

But he also says if we give serious consideration to the historical meaning, many people would begin to see their work differently. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Eclectic Conversations: “COMMUNITY”

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What does “community” mean to you?  What would your ideal community be?  If you really wanted to, how might you go about creating that ideal?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

PMH & NDE's

For more than 30 years she has traveled the globe to research reports of so-called “near death experiences.”  Her findings have filled ten volumes. But now number 11 is out,  and it is her most personal account yet.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Recalling the “War To End All Wars”

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It got underway one hundred years ago.  (Although the U-S wouldn’t join in until almost 3 years later.)
Our question -- are there lessons from World War One that are relevant in today’s universe?
And if there are, what might those lessons be?  

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu September 18, 2014

Autumn Gardening

Soon it will be time to hang up the gloves, put the hand-spade on hold, and start picking your salad makings out of a bin at the grocery store.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

The Madison Center

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Wouldn’t it be nice if local government could find ways to be more efficient and effective without spending tens of thousands of dollars on specialized consultants?  Enter in the new Madison Center for Community Development:  college students and their professors helping out in town halls across the commonwealth.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

A Case for Leadership

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First off, he is not the man with the similar name who is now running for re-election.  

Although if you have ever thought about holding public office, he could probably help.  

But he will also tell you that, no matter what your station in life, you already have exceptional opportunities to become a leader.

James Madison University’s longtime “Leadership Guru”  is our guest.

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