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Virginia Conversations: Personalized Cancer Care

PersonalizedEveryone has a similar reaction when told they have cancer… but not everyone has the same treatment anymore.

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.


Resources From the Program:

For cancer research information, click here.

Cancer Action Coalition of Virginia

Blue Ridge Cancer Care

Or email Ann Duesing, Librarian, UVA Health Sciences Library at cad4n@eservices.virginia.edu

 

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Virginia Conversations: Urban Farming

Lynchburg Grows Jubilee Farm Camp

Lynchburg Grows Jubilee Farm Camp

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.


 Lynchburg Grows

Leap for Local Food

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Upcoming Events:

Urban Agriculture Summit in Lynchburg April 15th and 16th. Location: Holiday Inn

Seminar on holistic farm management in Goochland May 27th – 29th.

 

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Virginia Conversations: State Budget Battle

GAOn this edition of the program a discussion on the state budget battle that boiled over into a special session of the General Assembly. We  also take a look at both sides of the Medicaid expansion debate in Virginia and how it’s affecting the state’s spending plan for the next two years.


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Virginia Conversations: Budget Battle

VAcapWikiOn this edition of the program, a discussion of the state budget battle that boiled over into a special session of the General Assembly.

We’ll take a look at both sides of the Medicaid expansion debate in Virginia and how it’s affecting the state’s spending plan for the next two years.

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Virginia Conversations: Time Banking

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There’s a new kind of bank out there these days.  One where members invest time and talent instead of money. It’s called “time banking”… where services ranging from home repairs to pet-sitting, tutoring and more are exchanged.  On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we hear  from two Virginia Time Banks to find out how it works, and how you can get involved.


 

 

Listener Resources

Charlottesville area Timebank

Shenandoah Valley area Timebank

Roanoke Valley Time Exchange

National directory of Timebanks

Go to Facebook and search “Hour Economy” for Shenandoah Valley area Timebanks, including Harrisonburg and Staunton

 

 

 

 

 

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Virginia Conversations: Navigating the Affordable Care Act

HealthInsuranceMarketplaceOpen enrollment for new Heath Insurance Marketplace ends on March 31, and if you don’t have health insurance in 2014 you could face a tax penalty. This week on Virginia Conversations we’ve gathered a panel of experts trained to help people enroll in the new federal program.


Listener Resouces:

Affordable Care Act Federal Contact Information:
www.healthcare.gov  
800-318-2596

State Level Navigators in Virginia:
www.enroll-virginia.com  
888-392-5132

State Call Center for General Healthcare Questions
www.coverva.org  
855-242-8282

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Virginia Conversations: General Assembly Recap

GAOn this edition of Virginia Conversations, the results of this year’s session of the General Assembly. We’ll look at some of the bills sent to the Governor, as well as those that didn’t make the cut.


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Virginia Conversations: Changing of the Guard at Virginia Tech

Charles Steger, Virginia Tech's 15th President

Charles Steger, Virginia Tech’s 15th President


We hear from out-going President Charles Steger, who wraps up more than 14 years at the helm in June.  And host May-Lily Lee talks with Tech’s new President, Doctor Timothy Sands of Purdue University, about his road to Blacksburg and where he sees the school heading over the coming years.

Timothy Sands, Virginia Tech's 16th President

Timothy Sands, Virginia Tech’s 16th President

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Virginia Conversations: Tax Time Tips

TaxTipsOn this edition of Virginia Conversations,  gearing up for tax time. It’s our annual income tax preparation program with a panel of experts to tackle your questions. Our guests join host May-Lily Lee to explain what’s new this year on both the Federal and State income tax forms.


Listener Resources:

Va Society of CPA’s

Virginia Dept. of Taxation

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Virginia Conversations: SOL Reforms

SOL02On this edition of Virginia Conversations, reforming the state’s Standards of Learning tests.  Educators, lawmakers, and parents often have a love-hate relationship with the S-O-Ls, but there seems to be bipartisan agreement in the General Assembly that the exams need to be re-worked.


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Virginia Conversations: Afro-Cuisine

Afroculinaria04On this edition “Virginia Conversations” we commemorate Black History Month with a taste of how southern cuisine was influenced by the slave trade.  Host May-Lily Lee’s guests include  afro-culinary historian  Micheal Twitty and Lara Templin, an interpreter from the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.  How the slaves from African changed our diet here in Virginia… and throughout the South.


For more information about the guests and information featured in the program:

Visit Michael Twitty’s website here.

Visit “From Africa to Virginia” - the theme of interpretive programs throughout February at Jamestown Settlement and Yorktown Victory Center history museums.

Visit the website of Andi Cumbo-Floyd, author “The Slaves Have Names” here.

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Virginia Conversations: The Lexicographer is In

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In this edition of the program, a  word or two about the new words of our lexicon. Host May-Lily Lee talks with Virginia lexicographer Anne Soukhanov.


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