Virginia Insight

Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Church & State

1865 fresco Apotheosis of Washington painted inside US Capitol dome. Photo by Wikipedia user Raul654

Ann Massie has long been fascinated by the phrase “the separation of church and state” --both by the history of the concept, and its practice in American law.  Since a recent Supreme Court decision is adding new urgency to the issue,  we have asked the Virginia legal scholar to share her findings.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Food, Fun and Entertainment - Memorial Day Special

Cotton candy girl --photo by Flickr user Alex Yosifov via Wikipedia

For Memorial Day, WMRA presents a special called  Food, Fun, and Relationships from the program series Innovation Hub. All those popsicles and ice cream cones you're gearing up to eat? Hear Dr. Robert Lustig explain why new research shows that we're addicted to sugar. Then, before you head off to Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, we look at what made Walt Disney so innovative.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Re-Imagining Virginia Communities

What kind of community do you want? Do you like yours just the way it is? Can you imagine something different for your city, your town, or your neighborhood? Have some ideas just what would make it better?

We may have many more choices than we realize. At least, that’s what community planners Andy Boenau and Fionnuala Quinn say.

With guest host Peter Norton, they’ll share their ideas and learn from yours.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 19, 2014

Do "The Arts" Matter to You?

Arts and Culture are nice, but how important are they really?

One Virginia community recently discovered that, in dollar terms, arts and culture are generating far more millions for the local economy that most anyone had previously imagined.

Whether it’s economics or something else that most appeals to you -- if you’ve got reasons of your own for supporting the arts, we’d like to hear from you.

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Ressler Vision

How do you best help people in need?  Everett Ressler has kept that question in mind for more than 40 years while traveling the globe, working for a wide variety of service organizations --including the Ford Foundation, UNICEF,  Save The Children, and the United Nations. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

A Legionary Physicist

Growing up in Vietnam, it was his exceptional mind that helped him escape his war-torn homeland  -- a mind that took him for training to some of the world’s best universities. 

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Master Naturalists

Credit Chiswick Chap

What would you like to be a master of? How about a Master Naturalist?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Apron Strings

Growing up a white child in segregated Virginia, your most loving experiences are with your family’s black maid.  How does that affect your view of the world?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Beginning Bias Early

How young were you when you first began to notice that some people looked different than you?

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Virginia Insight
4:00 pm
Mon April 28, 2014

What Do You Hide the Deepest?

Kept hidden, emotions and feelings can have a powerful impact on our lives.

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