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On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we’re talking turkey with all the fixings. Our guest chefs are cookbook author Kendra Bailey Morris and Patrick Ehemann who’s the Executive Banquet Chef of Richmond’s historic Jefferson Hotel. Join host May-Lily Lee as they share Thanksgiving recipes and cooking tips.
On this edition of “Virginia Conversations” — the risks and rewards of being a whistleblower. Host May-Lily Lee talks with a former NASA employee who helped expose cover-ups in the investigation of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. How his decision changed his life…
Plus, hear from the State Inspector General on laws now in place in Virginia to protect and compensate whistleblowers.
The ads have stopped running and the votes have been counted… join us to sort out this year’s election returns on this edition of Virginia Conversations.
Political analysts Robert Roberts from James Madison University and Craig Brians from Virginia Tech join host May-Lily Lee to discuss both the winners and the losers of the election, as well as the tone of the campaign season itself.
We’re approaching election day here in Virginia and on this edition of Virginia Conversations, our political roundtable wraps up the campaigns for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and State Attorney General. You’ll hear predictions, comments, opinions and lots of questions from our listeners, and host May-Lily Lee.
On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we check in on the race for Governor. How did Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe fare in their last debate of the campaign? We’ll hear from two journalists covering the candidates to get their take on how they did… as well as give Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis an opportunity to respond to few of the debate questions. Join the political round table with host May-Lily Lee.
On this edition of the program we have a sneak preview of this year’s Virginia Film Festival. One of the highlights is a special 50th anniversary screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds”… followed by a discussion of the film with its star, Tippi Hedren. Take a listen as we hear from some Virginia film-makers whose works are featured in this year’s Festival.
For more information on the Virginia Film Festival, click here.
On this edition of the program, enrollment in the so-called “Obamacare” program has begun… and so has the confusion and questions. Our guests are representatives from two organizations charged with explaining the new health care program to Virginians. They join host May-Lily Lee to help sort out the Affordable Care Act.
For Information & Assistance:
Health Insurance Marketplace, Affordable Care Act: www.healthcare.gov, 1-800-318-2596
www,enroll-virginia,com, 1- 888-392-5132
Tidewater Area Assistance: 804-212-1416
Small Business Resources: 1-800-706-7893
This edition of the program features prose and poetry from four Virginia authors. Biographer and essayist Phyllis Theroux, Virginia’s Poet Laureate Sofia Starnes, and poet and Director of Creative Writing at VCU Gregory Donovan discuss their new publications. And we talk to retired UVA Professor Charles Wright about winning this year’s Bollingen Prize for American Poetry. May-Lily Lee hosts.
On this edition of “Virginia Conversations”….
We’ve already brought you extended interviews with Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe… and now it’s Robert Sarvis’ turn. Sarvis is the Libertarian candidate running for Governor in Virginia. Learn more about where he stands on the issues, and what he believes sets him apart from the front-runners… plus our political pundits and callers weigh in on the race for Governor. Join host May-Lily Lee.
On this edition of the program, we’re exploring the issue addiction. Host May-Lily Lee talks with two addiction experts from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, Dr. Pearl Chiu and Dr. Warren Bickel.
For information about the International Quit and Recovery Registry sponsored by the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute click here.
As Governor Bob McDonnell continues to come under fire for accepting gifts from businessman Jonnie Williams, there are more calls to strengthen Virginia’s ethic laws. That, plus how McDonnell’s woes might affect the race for Governor… as well as his own legacy. Host May-Lily Lee talks with Dr. Robert Roberts, Professor of Political Science at James Madison University, he’s also written and co-authored several books and articles on politics and ethics. We’re also joined by Dr. Bob Holsworth, with Decide Smart. He’s also the Founding Director of the Center for Public Policy and the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University.
On this edition of “Virginia Conversations” , we’re heading into the classroom for a lesson on “E-3”. That stands for “Elevate Early Education”. The organization was started last year by a group of business, civic, and philanthropic leaders, with the goal of making early education a top priority for state leaders. So, how’s E-3 working so far? Find out with guests Gary McCollum and Lisa Howard as they talk with Virginia Conversations host May-Lily Lee.
Fast Facts from E3
- 90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 5.
- 1 in 7 kindergartners arrives without basic reading skills. That’s 13% of our children that need additional help in reading.
- By kindergarten entry, many children are so far behind that they may never catch up.
- Children not reading proficiently in third grade are four times more likely not to graduate from high school.
- 61% of Virginia’s incoming 4th graders score below proficient reading levels.
- Holding back a child in kindergarten adds nearly $11,000 to the public cost of that child’s education.
- Children who repeat grades K-3 cost our taxpayers nearly $80m annually.
- For every $1 we invest in school-age children, only 23 cents is spent on preschool-aged children, birth to age 5.
For more information, visit the E3 website.