Archive for category Virginia Conversations
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.
It’s been a big week at the State Capitol, from the federal indictments against Governor McDonnell and his wife…. to Attorney General Mark Herring’s announcement that he will not defend Virginia’s ban on gay marriage. In this episode, host May-Lily Lee talks with James Madison University Professor Robert Roberts and Jeff Shapiro with the Richmond Times Dispatch. They also discuss the top issues facing the Virginia General Assembly.
On today’s Virginia Conversations, imagine taking a college course in geography and your instructor’s half-way around the world.
One Virginia Tech teacher did it, and he’s back home to share his adventure. John Boyer, better known as “The Plaid Avenger”, explains how he juggled teaching on a “Semester at Sea” voyage without missing a beat back home on campus. Host May-Lily Lee also talks with Kathy Thornton, UVA mechanical aerospace engineering professor, about the Semester at Sea program.
View John Boyer’s Semester at Sea YouTube videos here.
More information is available at www.semesteratsea.org
After the attack on State Senator Creigh Deeds, administrators and lawmakers are taking a close look at how to improve the response to mental health cases. Host May-Lily Lee talks with Mira Signer with the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Delegate Joseph Yost, who has introduced legislation to improve the mental health system in Virginia.
It’s a new year of conversations with host May-Lily Lee. On this edition we’re talking about early childhood education, with guests Lisa Howard, President of E3, Elevate Early Education. Also, Northern Virginia Delegate Rob Krupicka joins us for the discussion.
You may know him as one of the History Guys on the program “Back Story”, or as the President of the University of Richmond… we’ll talk with Ed Ayers. As well as hear from a mystery man – a voice you’ve probably heard thousands of times… one that will even make you say, “have we met before?”
‘Twas just days before Christmas and all through Virginia, there were holiday happenings by the gazillions.
On this edition of Virginia Conversations, we’re sharing some of the many Christmas and New Year celebrations going on around the state. Join host May-Lily Lee with Caroline Gibson with the Virginia Tourism Corporation.
On this edition of “Virginia Conversations,” taking the stress out of the holidays. Our panel of health care providers will share the symptoms, causes, and treatments for the holiday blues. From those little irritations that might ruin the day… to the overwhelming feelings that threaten take the spirit out of the season.
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