Photographer Ben Greenberg
9:10 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Natural Virginia: Capturing the Beauty of the Old Dominion

Early Fall Morning Panorama from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Nelson County, VA
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At a time when almost every American carries a cell phone camera, it takes courage to try and publish a book of photographs, but a Virginia man was determined to celebrate the beauty of this state in print.

Ben Greenberg began taking pictures as a new father – 44 years ago -- but was quickly drawn to landscapes in Virginia.

“All the way from the Eastern Shore to the mountains, from Southwest Virginia Highlands all the way to the Potomac.  There’s so much to be seen and to be photographed.”

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Politics Matters
5:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Suicide Prevention: Early Intervention is Key

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It’s a tough topic to talk about….suicide. Some say if anything good can come out of the tragedy experienced by Senator Creigh Deeds and his family, when he was stabbed by his mentally ill son, who then killed himself….it’s greater awareness about warning signs, risks, and treatment.

The most recent state assessments find teenagers between the ages of 16 and 19….and young adults, up to age 24…are especially vulnerable to higher rates of suicide.

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New Projects
4:43 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Dominion Slowly Heeding Push to Go Greener

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Shareholders hoping to push Dominion Power to go green are celebrating today, after four resolutions they proposed won about 20% support at the utility’s annual meeting.  Such resolutions are not binding, but they can be influential.

A shareholder resolution asking Dominion Energy to study the impact of greenhouse gases and the risk of investing in biomass won support from more than 20% of those voting at yesterday’s annual meeting. 

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Location Negotiations
4:33 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Slavery Museum Closer to Becoming a Reality

First African Baptist Church, Richmond, VA

Former Governor Doug Wilder says he's received lots of inquiries regarding the future of a proposed National Slavery Museum, so he's revealed what he hopes to be its new location. 

While Fredericksburg is no longer a consideration, Wilder says a historic church now owned by Virginia Commonwealth University would be ideal.

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Perfect Pitch
2:52 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Family That Tunes Together

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There was a time when a piano was the heart of many homes. In some it still is. But sales of acoustic pianos have been dropping steadily over the last 35 years.  And as more people move to digital instruments, the number of piano tuners is also shrinking.  Some worry it may become a lost art.

“When I was a kid they asked, ‘What’s your daddy do?  He goes ding ding ding," said David Allen.

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