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The Human Body – This week on Insight Daily

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Human Body – This week on Insight Daily

Ever curious about what makes your heart tick? Or how you’re able to read these words on your screen? “The Human Body” answers any and all questions our inner workings. It’s the ‘ultimate all-in-one guide perfect for families and students alike.

Written by Steve Parker, author of over 30 DK Publishing titles, The Human Body has detailed descriptions and illustrations of the body’s physical structure and chemical workings. New content includes a section on aging in the human body, as well as the latest medical breakthroughs. There is also an accompanying DVD that allows you an animated peek into the breathing and digestive processes.

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What Would You Do? on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

What Would You Do? on “With Good Reason”

If you swipe a stranger’s car and nobody sees, what do you do? Do you leave a note? Do you track the owner down? Bill Hawk and Erica Lewis (James Madison University) give coping strategies for deciding what to do when faced with an ethical dilemma. Plus: Zooplankton are microscopic animals in the ocean that are critical to both the food chain and the recycling of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Deborah Steinberg (William and Mary Virginia Institute of Marine Science) says that due to climate change there’s been a change in the distribution and variation of zooplankton.

Later in the show: In Japan, insects are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. Mary Knighton researches Japan’s special relationship with insects. And: One of the most unpopular insects in the U.S. is the tick, which can be a carrier of Lyme disease. David Livingston, Jay Sullivan, and Jim Squire (Virginia Military Institute) have invented a tick-removal robot that rolls over a lawn, attracting and killing these unwanted insects. Tick expert Holly Gaff (Old Dominion University) has tested the “tick rover” with surprising results. Plus: Between errands and dishes and kids, it sometimes feels like there aren’t enough hours in the day. Louisa Igloria (Old Dominion University) has managed to make time to write one poem every day—for 1,270 days!

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

Hannah and Mercy – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Hannah and Mercy – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

This week President Jefferson answers listener questions including a response to Hannah who asks about Jefferson’s concept of enlightenment. Jefferson also speaks about political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution Mercy Otis Warren.

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The Astronaut Wives Club – This week on Insight Daily

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Astronaut Wives Club – This week on Insight Daily

Author Lily Koppel unveils the true story of America’s unsung heroines and their friendships. America’s Mercury Seven explored the great unknown, while their wives waded through overnight celebrity status, questioned the strength of their marriage, and feared for the safety of their husbands. The television series based on the book premieres June 18th on ABC.

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Marking Stories of Slavery on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Marking Stories of Slavery on “With Good Reason”

Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, Stephen Hanna (University of Mary Washington) has found that plantation museums often gloss over that economic history in favor of more romanticized depictions of plantation life. Plus: There’s little historical evidence that African Americans supported the Confederate cause by becoming soldiers. Yet this myth of the “black Confederate” remains in circulation. Gabriel Reich (Virginia Commonwealth University) studies the way collective memories of the Civil War are shaped and offers ways school curricula could address these problematic narratives.

Later in the show: Mom’s home cooking, wives’ infidelities, and slaves dining with white families—Jonathan White (Christopher Newport University) says you can write a whole history of the Civil War through the dreams of people who lived through it. Also featured: Jesse James was a thief and a cold-blooded killer who gunned down unarmed civilians. So why did newspapers at that time portray him as a folk hero? Cathy Jackson (Norfolk State University) looks at the myth and the reality of one of America’s most notorious outlaws.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

Water – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Water – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

President Jefferson speaks about water sources and usage at Monticello during his time and reflects on it’s use during our time. During the out of character segment Clay shares information about the organization Friendly Water for the World and encourages listeners to consider supporting them. Also mentioned, the documentary “To Make a Farm“.

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“Beale Street Caravan” in June

Posted by on Jun 9, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Beale Street Caravan” in June

From the Home of the Blues and the Birthplace of Rock and Roll, Beale Street Caravan presents the best in Blues!

Upcoming Shows:

Each week Beale Street Caravan takes listeners on a musical journey through Memphis and the Mississippi Delta with live, in-concert performances from true, authentic masters of blues, soul, and rock n roll traditions.
Co-Hosted by Pat Mitchell and Kevin Cubbins, the weekly program includes live musical performance, commentary and interviews, and educational series programmed by artists, scholars, authors, and music industry insiders.

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Becoming Steve Jobs – This week on Insight Daily

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Becoming Steve Jobs – This week on Insight Daily

Authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli tell us how one of the most colorful and compelling figures of our times was able to combine his unchanging, relentless passion with a more mature management style to create one of the most valuable and beloved companies on the planet.

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Nuts and Bolts: Our Brains on STEM on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Nuts and Bolts: Our Brains on STEM on “With Good Reason”

What if you could change not just how much you know, but your actual intelligence? Psychologist Oliver Hill (Virginia State University) says special cognitive training can rewire the way brains work and help kids succeed in math and science. And: Stereotypes affect the way others see us and how we see ourselves. They can also lead to lower test scores. Claude Steele (Stanford University) and Margaret Shih (University of California, Los Angeles) explain that stereotypes about math and science can self-handicap. Plus: Cheryl Talley (Virginia State University) is helping students overcome self-handicapping through things like journaling and text-messages.

Later in the show: A tornado that devastated Fayetteville, Tennessee the week author Clint McCown (Virginia Commonwealth University) was born is the setting for his award-winning novel, Haints. The real-life tornado reached wind speeds up to 260 miles per hour and damaged or destroyed 1,820 buildings. Also: Biologist Wally Smith (University of Virginia College at Wise) fell in love with hiking when he was in high school. Now he and his biology students have created online trail guides for others to explore the beauty of the Appalachian foothills.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

Jefferson and Libraries – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Jefferson and Libraries – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) speaks with Dr. Kimberly Crowley about public libraries, the Library of Congress and why books are so essential to a functioning republic. In the out of character segment Crowley surprises Jenkinson with her personal choice for a “Fahrenheit 451″ book.

For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.