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LEED Certification
4:00 am
Thu September 19, 2013

VT's Newest Green Building

Virginia Tech

This week a plaque will be unveiled making Lavery Hall Virginia Tech’s sixth LEED certified green building. The state of art dining facility inside, Turner Place has been lauded for it’s food, but now the new building is also being honored for its commitment to the environment.  
 

 Audio FileRobbie Harris reports from Blacksburg.Edit | Remove

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Law & Crime
7:57 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Lawmakers May Review Access Given to Military Contractors

In the wake of this week’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard, some Virginia lawmakers are renewing their push for new gun control measures. While that effort is unlikely to go anywhere, there seems to be bipartisan agreement the Pentagon needs to review the access it grants contractors.

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Health & Medicine
4:30 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Doctor Shortage in Virginia

As the demand for health care services is set to expand under the federal Affordable Care Act, a new report suggests that Virginia is in short supply of those doctors needed to handle the influx of patients.

The need for primary care and family practice doctors will be especially great.  The state's Joint Commission on Health Care is looking for solutions. 

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Virginia Association of Museums
4:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Virginia's Top 10 Endangered Artifacts

Illustration for "The Raven" by Artist James Carling, 1884
Edgar Allen Poe Museum, Richmond VA

The Virginia Association of Museums is out with its top 10 list of Endangered Artifacts in the state. The  list is intended to raise awareness about for care for the objects that tell Virginia’s stories.

The annual list serves as a companion of sorts, to the one put each year by Preservation Virginia, highlighting endangered places….the Virginia Association of Museum list though focuses on the items that live inside  museums, galleries and libraries.

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VT Scientists named one of the "Brilliant Ten"
4:00 am
Tue September 17, 2013

Drone-ing for Life in the Atmosphere

David Schmale, Associate Professor of Food Safety and Plant Biosecurity at Virginia Tech

There’s been a lot of talk about “drones,” remote controlled aircraft which fly with no pilot on board.  But drones are being used for more than military operations. 

A scientist at Virginia Tech has been named one of Popular Science’s  ‘Brilliant Ten for 2013” for using them to study micro organisms in the atmosphere, which can have a huge impact on what goes on, on the ground.

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