Remember summer camp when you were a kid? What if, even though you’re now all grown up, you could not only experience all the fun of summer camp, but also got to walk away with a new perspective on life based on the plays of William Shakespeare ?
"Children who love to read have a step up in life.” Recent surveys show most of us believe that. But how do you get kids to love reading --or even willing to pick up a book while school is out? Is it possible that summer vacation might even be the perfect time for youngsters to discover a love for books?
What might it be like to have a famous author take you under his wing and say, “Here, I’ll help you write your novel”? In the new book Writing with the Master, Tony Vanderwarker tells all about such circumstance.
On first airing, the episode was titled “Teaching Children to Make Music.” The Virginia Association of Broadcasters has just honored it the as 2013’s best public radio, public affairs program in the commonwealth.
For more than 30 years, the Wildlife Center of Virginia has been treating injured animals and releasing them back into the wild. That work has garnered praise around the world. But now there is international attention on another front -- the Center’s success at cementing public support through use of internet portals.
On the day of the primary election surprise, sentiment among these Virginia 7th district polling place sign-bearers is largely against GOP incumbent Eric Cantor --who was soon to be ousted by little-known Tea Party rival Dave Brat.