Virginia Insight

Virginia Insight
4:24 pm
Thu December 15, 2011

The Nurse Practitioner

Try to get in to see a doctor lately... How long did it take?

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Virginia Insight
4:32 pm
Mon December 12, 2011

Can We Unify Your Mind?

How does your mind work?

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Virginia Insight
4:18 pm
Thu December 8, 2011

To The Editor

Before Twitter, before Facebook, before Blogging... there was this thing called a newspaper, and a lively public forum titled Letters to the Editor.

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Virginia Insight
4:15 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

Mr. Leader

When Virginia's House of Delegates begins a new season of lawmaking next month, only 32 members will be calling themselves Democrats... the lowest number in modern times.

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Virginia Insight
4:34 pm
Thu December 1, 2011

Not There Yet

After almost 50 years of feminism, how often do working women today have to worry about being judged by the their bodies instead of their minds?

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Virginia Insight
4:35 pm
Mon November 28, 2011

From Ardent Skeptic to Whole-Hearted Believer

Katie Letcher Lyle says that for the first 50 years of her life she thought, "all that stuff was just so much worthless hoo-hah." Then something happened.

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Virginia Insight
2:18 pm
Mon November 21, 2011

What Do We Need to Know About the Civil War?

What would you most like to know about America's civil war?

What do you think you already know?

Willing to be surprised?

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Virginia Insight
4:54 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Turning Right?

Photo: Waldo Jaquith

Expanding gun rights.

Further restricting abortion.

Taking money out of education and health care in order to fund transportation.

Eliminating all state funding of public broadcasting.

Those are some of the Republican proposals that got stopped last year by Democrats in Virginia's state Senate.  But now that Republicans have won control of that Senate -- can we look forward to a hard turn to the right in Virginia's legislative priorities? 

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Virginia Insight
4:26 pm
Mon November 14, 2011

Grassroots Food

Do you feel powerful when you put food on your plate?

Tanya Cobb would like you to at least understand the power inherit in knowing where your food came from.

We talk with the author of the new book Reclaiming our Food about her theories on the relationship between food, knowledge, power, and democracy.

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Virginia Insight
4:10 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

What to Imagine of Child Soldiers?

Perhaps you have heard of the tragedy of the boy soldier. A youngster dragged into third-world conflicts at the age of 7 or 8 and forced to fight.

Certainly no one holds him responsible for his actions.

But what about boys... AND girls... who go to war for a cause at the age of 16, 17, or 18?

Should international law consider them as children not responsible for their actions too?

The author of the new book Re-imagining Child Soldiers joins us to argue for changing some key ideas about youthful combatants.

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