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TAXES…on our minds, in the news…and on the radio!

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

TAXES…on our minds, in the news…and on the radio!

Taxed-Off!

An In-depth Look at The American Tax System

A New, FREE One-Hour Special

Just in time for tax season!

Investigative journalist and public radio producer Audrey Quinn gathers elected officials, tax experts, and individual citizens for Taxed-Off!, an interesting and informative exploration of our tax system.

  • Governors of three states (KS, LA, NV) weigh in on tax policy.
  • Kansas recently had a controversial restructuring of its taxes – how’s that working out?
  • Do lower state taxes attract new residents? (Or do they just move to Florida to be warm?)
  • Are tax incentives for relocating businesses worth it?
  • How do corporate taxes affect American businesses abroad and tax revenue at home?
  • Thinking of getting married? – It’ll cost you.
  • Could a national sales tax replace our national income tax?
  • and more…

For more information, click HERE.

Pedal Power – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Pedal Power – This week on “With Good Reason”

Call it affordable, sustainable transportation. Call it public health. Ralph Buehler (Virginia Tech), in his book City Cycling, emphasizes that bicycling shouldn’t be limited to those who are trained, fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads. Also featured: In an effort to curb pollution and congestion, cities across the U.S. have adopted bike share programs, and now colleges and universities are following suit. Eddie Hill and Bridget Nemeth started a bike share program on the campus of Old Dominion University, which offers free bikes to students. And: The electric bicycle, or e-bike, is growing in popularity and creating jobs. Jerry Franklin (Danville Community College) takes us on a spin through the world of e-bikes. Plus: Many runners today are taking off their shoes in favor of barefoot running. Silvia Blemker and Geoffrey Handsfield (University of Virginia) are mapping the muscles to learn how running barefoot compares to running with shoes.

Later in the show: Psychologist Andrew Velkey (Christopher Newport University) describes the foraging behavior of men and women drivers searching for parking spaces. There are the “perchers” and then there are the “soarers.” Plus: The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history, but for years nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a tall tale. Scott Reynolds Nelson (College of William and Mary) discovered a historic record of a railroad worker named John Henry, who was buried secretly by the Richmond Penitentiary.

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

Zealot – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

Zealot – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Prompted by a letter from a listener, this week in an out of character program, Clay Jenkinson discusses Christianity and shares his own knowledge of Jefferson’s views on religion and on Jesus as a historical figure.

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

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Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

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The Monarch Massacre – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Monarch Massacre – This week on “With Good Reason”

Some say Monarchs, considered the “king” of the butterflies, are the most beautiful of all butterflies. But the Monarchs could soon end up on the endangered species list. Tatyana Lobova (Old Dominion University) is part of a national effort to provide sites for milkweed plants, which the butterflies need to survive. Plus: It’s hard to have a conversation in a noisy room, so how do birds get their messages across in highly urbanized areas? David Luther (George Mason University) says not only are song stylings changing, but the beaks of some birds are actually growing longer. And: For a full month, students enrolled in the Wilderness Institute eat, breathe, and sleep their course. The ultimate test of their leadership and wilderness skills comes when their professor Anja Whittington (Radford University) leaves the students to experience the final expedition on their own.

Later in the show: It’s a mystery to scientists why there is a string of relatively young volcanoes along the eastern side of North America. Elizabeth Johnson (James Madison University) examines rocks from the depths of extinct volcanoes to unearth what really caused these baffling eruptions. Also: Saxis, a tiny fishing community off the east coast, has lost so much shoreline it’s almost an island now. Russell Burke (Christopher Newport University) is using oysters as part of what he calls “living reefs” as a buffer against the encroaching waters. Plus: Researchers are experimenting with radar as a means of tracking the migration patterns of flocks of songbirds. Eric Walters and Andrew Arnold (Old Dominion University) have teamed up with NASA and environmental groups to study one of the major flyways in the United States.

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

Sketch of the Sciences – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Sketch of the Sciences – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

On this week’s program President Thomas Jefferson (as portrayed by humanities scholar Clay S. Jenkinson) discusses a letter he wrote to his nephew Peter Carr on August 10, 1787. The letter contains advice to his young nephew including a list of books to read and subjects he needs to study and the tools Jefferson feels one needs to become a complete human being. You can read Jefferson’s letter HERE

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

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” – This week on Insight Daily

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

“Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania” – This week on Insight Daily

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster, the #1 New York Times best-selling author of suspenseful narrative non-fiction discusses his latest work recounting the story of the tragic sinking of the British luxury vessel by German U-Boats at the beginning of World War One.

Erik Larson, author of the international bestseller Isaac’s Storm , was nominated for a National Book Award for The Devil in the White City , which also won an Edgar Award for fact-crime writing. His latest book, In the Garden of Beasts: Love Terror and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin , has been acquired for publication in 20 countries and optioned by Tom Hanks for a feature film. Erik is a former features writer for The Wall Street Journal and Time. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s and other publications.

For more information about Insight Daily, click HERE.

  

An Infinite Capacity – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

An Infinite Capacity – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

In 1950 Julian P. Boyd, Professor of history at Princeton University, published his first volume of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Boyd, like many others, felt that Jefferson had an unbelievable range and depth. This week Julian Boyd’s ideas are presented to President Jefferson for his comment. In the out of character segment Clay Jenkinson refers to Boyd’s work and explain’s his own view that Jefferson had a “particular form of genius; an infinite capacity for taking pains.” Clay ends the program by reminding us that Jefferson said, “The fact of the book means that liberty is on the rise and tyranny is on the wane.”

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

The Madam Next Door – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Mar 10, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Madam Next Door – This week on “With Good Reason”

There’s a small town in Idaho where prostitution was practiced openly—in effect, decriminalized. The practice was tolerated, even embraced, until 1991. Heather Branstetter (Virginia Military Institute) has been interviewing local residents, discovering who the madams were and what they did to cultivate widespread public acceptance of their work. Plus: If you’ve ever had a coworker write nasty or demeaning emails, undermine your credibility, or give you the silent treatment, you’ve experienced workplace incivility. Dan Davidson and Danylle Kunkel (Radford University) say it affects the bottom line and should be included in performance reviews.

Later in the show: In our series about STEM education, we ask: what does a scientist look like? Male or female, short or tall, black, or brown? We talk to four young scientists about their outreach project at William and Mary’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science. And: Fewer than 2% of physical science degrees—like physics and chemistry—went to African-Americans in 2009. Considering African-Americans make up 12% of the U.S. population, these numbers are shockingly low and they’re getting lower. Plus: We 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.

This Month on Sound Beat – Disney’s Pinocchio 75th Anniversary

Posted by on Mar 4, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

This Month on Sound Beat – Disney’s Pinocchio 75th Anniversary

There are over 900 different types of crickets out there…but only one that dispenses wisdom.

In celebration of Disney’s Pinocchio turning 75 this year, we’ve got a recording from the soundtrack that didn’t make the movie…an introduction to Jiminy Cricket! We’ve also got the Carter Family, the B-side to Big Mama Thornton’s BIGGEST record, the music that accompanied the first American radio broadcast, an Edison cylinder recording of wolves in the wild, Polka King Frankie Yankovic, and some inappropriate laughter on the Okeh Laughing Record.

And much more!

For each episode we produce, we make a digital copy of an archived record in our collection. By doing so, we capture a piece of our unique musical heritage while at the same time preserving and protecting the artifacts for future appreciation. And the best part: the episodes are FREE to you and your listeners.

For more information about Sound Beat, click HERE.