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Rose Falcon – This week on Insight Daily

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Rose Falcon – This week on Insight Daily

Rose Falcon’s songs have been placed in films and commercials, and have been recorded by the likes of Faith Hill, Lady Antebellum, and Jessie James. With her latest EP release, her goal is to give listeners comfort in knowing that they are not alone in what they are going through.

The daughter of legendary singer-songwriter Billy Falcon, Rose started writing poetry since she was 12 years old and quickly transitioned to songwriting. She was signed by Columbia Records in 2008 and released her self-titled EP that same year.

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Grandparents Who Parent on “With Good Reason”

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Grandparents Who Parent  on “With Good Reason”

Although grandparents have always been involved in the care of their grandchildren, a growing number of grandparents are now responsible for raising their grandchildren. Megan Dolbin-MacNab (Virginia Tech) has gained insight into the needs and experiences of this growing family form. Also featured: Young people who have been in foster care have an increased likelihood that their own children will be in foster care as well. Great Expectations (Virginia Community College System) is a program designed to help break that cycle by supporting foster youth in getting into college and beyond. And: Dr. Aswini Pradhan (Norfolk State University) is a leading scientist in the field of nanotechnology and has done pioneering research in India, Japan, and England. For more than a decade, he’s been mentoring primarily underrepresented minority students who go on to have high-tech careers in fields like renewable energy and medicine.

Later in the show: Getting people to talk about their trauma is an essential part of healing. Fred Bemak and Rita Chi-Ying Chung (George Mason University) created Counselors Without Borders and use talk therapy in their relief work following disasters in Thailand, Myanmar, Haiti and New Orleans. Also featured: A new study finds that widows and widowers experience less emotional and physical pain than their married, divorced, or single counterparts. Jim Wade (Virginia Commonwealth University) says these findings speak to the strength of the human spirit to develop psychological strength after misfortune. And: Many parents push their biracial children to one race group or another in an attempt to help them “fit in.” Kristen Nugent (Longwood University) finds that experiencing multicultural family and community groups is supremely important in developing a strong sense of self-esteem in biracial children.

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

Thomas Jefferson at War – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

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Thomas Jefferson at War – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

This week a re-broadcast of a show from 2010 featuring a conversation between Clay Jenkinson and author Michael Kranish who speaks about his book “Flight from Monticello: Thomas Jefferson at War”.

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“Murder in Thrall” – This week on Insight Daily

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“Murder in Thrall” – This week on Insight Daily

Join unlikely Scotland Yard detective duo Kathleen Doyle and Michael Sinclair as they hunt for an elusive killer roaming the streets of London in “Murder in Thrall” by Anne Cleeland. The first installment in a new mystery series, the book traces the investigation and the ups and downs the detectives endure…until they discover they are the killer’s next target.

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Fugitive Red on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Fugitive Red on “With Good Reason”

Cochineal, a parasitic insect native to Mexico, is the source of a vibrant red dye called carmine, which Spain’s Conquistadors encountered for the first time in 1519. We talk with Amy Butler Greenfield, author of A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire, about the history of this highly sought-after commodity that eluded pirates, scientists, and kings. Plus: When restoring priceless works of art, conservators often want to know the origins of the paint. Chemist Kristen Wustholz (College of William & Mary) works with art curators to trace the molecular “fingerprints” of rare paint pigments and has produced a technique that allows precise chemical analysis from a single near-microscopic particle excised from the painting. And: Nuclear physicist Gail Dodge (Old Dominion University) has taken a leading role in atom-smashing experiments. Dodge, who won an Outstanding Faculty Award from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, is also devoted to growing the number of women in a field that is still dominated by men.

Later in the show: In 2009, fewer than 2% of physical science degrees—like physics and chemistry—went to African-Americans. Considering African-Americans make up 12% of the U.S. population, these numbers are shockingly low. And they’re getting even lower. In the second episode of our ongoing series about STEM education, we ask: what does a scientist look like? Short, tall, black, brown, male or female? We talk to four young scientists about their outreach project at William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. We also hear about what might be keeping American girls out of laboratories, and Laura Puaca (Christopher Newport University) explains the WWII history of Edna the Engineer.

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

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

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

Dr. Kim Crowley speaks with President Thomas Jefferson about literacy in America during his time and ours.

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“Dream with Little Angels” – This week on Insight Daily

Posted by on Jul 13, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Dream with Little Angels” – This week on Insight Daily

Michael Hiebert’s debut literary suspense novel, “Dream with Little Angels”, is an honest and engaging coming-of-age novel reminiscent of Harper Lee’s classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird”. This story, which takes place in Alabama, brings the question to mind: in any small town, can any child be safe?

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Women and Lewis and Clark – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

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Women and Lewis and Clark – This week on “The Thomas Jefferson Hour”

Dr. Kim Crowley speaks with President Thomas Jefferson about the role women played in the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

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The Doctors of Nazi Germany on “With Good Reason”

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The Doctors of Nazi Germany on “With Good Reason”

In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, a number of German physicians were directly involved in the mass killings of the Holocaust. Theodore Reiff (Christopher Newport University) looks at the subversion of German doctors in the Nazi era. Also featured: The movie The Great Escape dramatizes the experience of American and European prisoners of war in Germany during World War II. But little known is that there were more than 400,000 German prisoners of war in 700 camps across America. Charles Ford (Norfolk State University) and Jeffrey Littlejohn (Sam Houston State University) look at the 4,000 German prisoners in Huntsville, Texas and efforts to “de-Nazify” them.

Later in the show: More than 20 years after Germans tore down the Berlin Wall, they are still negotiating how to deal with the stigmas of a formerly divided country. Jason James (University of Mary Washington) says there are still divisions within German culture—between the “good” former West Germans and the “bad” former East Germans—and both sides struggle with a problematic past that includes Nazi and Fascist associations that persist, even in a united country. Also featured: In the years leading up to World War I, Germany joined other world powers in colonizing parts of Africa. Christian Davis (James Madison University) says there’s a relationship between the racial subjugation that occurred in Germany’s African colonies and the rise of an anti-Semitic movement back home—a movement that would later form the ideological core of Nazism.

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

 

Celebrate holidays big and small with Sound Beat

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

Celebrate holidays big and small with Sound Beat

Swing into Summer on the Sound Beat!

This month we’re celebrating all sorts of special days, from the major holidays like Canada Day, a little something called the 4th of July, and National Ice Cream Day (!!!), to some a bit more obscure. Like Rat Catcher’s Day, for example. We’ve also got stories on Charlie Chaplin, the Chicago Cubs, and a salute to all the cooks out there.

Most importantly, these free episodes are part of an ongoing preservation mission at Belfer Audio Archive, part of the Syracuse University Libraries. Each episode allows us to digitize a recording from the archive, and preserve it for future appreciation by researchers, students and faculty.

 

For more information about Sound Beat, click HERE.