Political scientist Bob Roberts teaches and studies public policy at James Madison University. Former journalist Bob Gibson heads up the Sorenson Institute for Political leadership. Anita Kumar spent many years reporting on Virginia politics. Now she is a White House correspondent for a national news service.
Kumar, Gibson, and Roberts will be sharing their take on the latest political news. We hope you will too.
But you’ve certainly got an opinion about whether having one is worthwhile.
The idea of a "sense of purpose in life" is the starting point for the next in our occasional series Eclectic Conversations.
It's a time when we gather a panel from widely different disciplines, get them started on a topic, then watch to see what else comes up. And your help in taking the conversation to fascinating places will be most welcome.
Millions of people have been coming to Virginia this month. They come from all over the United States. Some come from halfway around the globe. They come to take a drive along one of America’s most incredibly scenic national parks at a time of year when the colors along the roadway can be absolutely breathtaking.
Maybe you have made this drive yourself.
If you have, you are cordially invited to share your story of the Blue Ridge Parkway, too.
As a kid he once thought he would spend his life rebuilding cars. Then, while on a missionary trip to the Philippines, he discovered medicine.
These days he says he is determined to help people rebuild their health.
His approach includes unusual and even controversial methods, all stemming from his belief that, "our separation from nature has led to huge health problems," and that, "inflammation is the root cause of all human disease."
We pursue further detail from the founder of the Scottsville, Virginia based Revolution Health Center.
Some believe it could become for environmental science what the Super Collider was for physics.
Its name, N.E.O.N, stands for the National Ecological Observatory Network. It is a network that will collect massive amounts of scientific data about changes in ecology taking place all across the United States.
And in this new future of super science, Virginia will play a key role.