Archive for category Virginia Conversations
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.
Or email Ann Duesing, Librarian, UVA Health Sciences Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Virginia Cooperative Extension
On 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.
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.
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.
Go to Facebook and search “Hour Economy” for Shenandoah Valley area Timebanks, including Harrisonburg and Staunton
Open 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.
Affordable Care Act Federal Contact Information:
State Level Navigators in Virginia:
State Call Center for General Healthcare Questions
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.
On 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.
On 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.
On 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.
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.