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2013 Gubernatorial Election
4:26 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

October Quinnipiac Political Poll

Based on the latest Quinnipiac Poll, if the election for Virginia Governor were held today, Democrat Terry McAuliffe would beat Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli by a significant margin.

The spread itself isn't different from the last Quinnipiac poll.  But  the survey contained the revelation that if most supporters of Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis changed their minds, the shift would not fall in Cuccinelli's favor.

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Journalist Martin Spinelli
12:41 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

After the Crash

In recent days we’ve been bringing you several stories about end of life care, about hospice, and about healing.  And today, we have another one….as sometimes there are “watershed moments” where our purpose in life suddenly becomes crystal clear. 

That happened to Martin Spinelli, a Virginia Tech graduate and former WVTF reporter,  after his wife died and his son was seriously injured in a traffic accident.  Spinelli has written about the crash in a personal memoir.

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Commentaries & Essays
12:11 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Praise the Lord...and Pass the Crackerjacks

Deborah Lewis is a Methodist minister who works with students at the University of Virginia.  In her spare time, she enjoys quilting and shouting words of praise and damnation while watching TV.  We'll let her explain in this essay she recorded at our Charlottesville studio.

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Joint Commission on Health Care
4:23 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

High Costs of Untreated Dental Problems

Untreated, preventable dental disease in Virginia leads to higher costs, temporary solutions, and poor health. 

That’s the conclusion of a study by the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care, which especially focused on the fiscal impact to the Commonwealth.  The panel is considering policy options that might be less expensive than the status quo.

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End of Life Film Project
3:26 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

A Good Day to Die

A California actress—but Roanoke native—is using her hometown and surrounding areas to shoot her next film, called A Good Day to Die, about end-of life planning. 

For more information about the October 24th End Of Life panel, or about the A Good Day to Die film project, click here.
 

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