Personalized medicine is the high-tech cutting edge tool in the battle against cancer. We’ll tell you how researchers are tailoring the treatment to fit the patient, and hear from cancer survivors who are alive today because of it.
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While he obviously didn’t win the Virginia gubernatorial race last year, Libertarian Robert Sarvis pulled more than six-percent of the vote—which is impressive for a third-party candidate–and enough for some to argue that he siphoned votes away from former Virginia GOP Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. Now, fresh off that campaign, Sarvis is really trying to pull an upset and win the U.S. Senate seat held by Democrat Mark Warner. He spoke with Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil about his game plan.
An oral history project and a soon-to-be released book tell the story of African American Heritage on the Roanoke-based Norfolk and Western Railroad. The memories are those of 20 retired and current black employees of N&W, which later became Norfolk Southern.
As Connie Stevens reports, the railroad was a microcosm of America itself—and the stories illustrate the momentum of equal opportunity.
The University of Virginia recently unveiled a painting by one of Germany’s best known graffiti artists — on four panels of the Berlin Wall. Sandy Hausman tells how that 9,000 pound monument came to Commonwealth.
With the Netflix series House of Cards threatening to leave Maryland, you might expect the state of Virginia to be in hot pursuit, but Sandy Hausman reports that Richmond is giving the cold shoulder to Francis Underwood.
Representatives of Virginia Clean Cities joined car manufacturers and industry experts at a Richmond Expo to showcase new technologies and vehicles powered by natural gas. They say such vehicles can produce significantly lower levels of emissions than traditional fuel sources….and that switching one waste truck has the pollution-reduction impact of removing 325 cars from the road. And as Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan reports, the advocates also say the idea of switching to natural gas for public and private fleets is catching on across the Commonwealth.
In spite of a ruling against it, some Virginia police departments are still using license plate cameras that could allow them to track your car as you travel…and a Second Amendment advocacy group has taken exception to a letter written by a Chesterfield County high school principal. Those have been among the most read stories this past week at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org. Fred Echols reports.
The ACLU of Virginia wants to prevent a situation like that in 2012 where 31 protesters were arrested for straying outside a designated area on the state’s Capitol Square. As Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, the organization is now calling on Governor McAuliffe through a letter to completely revise the regulations that limit citizens from expressing their views to lawmakers and other public officials.
On Virginia Conversations, we’re going to the farm without leaving the city….and closing the gap between farm and table. We’ll talk with speakers from this year’s Urban Agriculture Summit to get their advice on using open spaces in our communities to grow fresh fruit and produce.
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Listening to some of the tales of how people obtained copies of their birth certificates is like hearing the hobbit, Frodo Baggins, recount his journey into Mordor. But as Virginia Public Radio’s Tommie McNeil reports, Governor McAuliffe says Virginia is now writing a new chapter—by making those documents accessible through any DMV office.