ARTS EVENTS 2010:

Friday, September 3, 2010 - /carrie-miller

Friday, October 1, 2010 - /akemi-ohira

Friday, December 3, 2010 - /barrie-humphries

ART EVENTS 2012:

Friday, January 6, 2012 - /jane-skafte

Friday, February 3, 2012 - /leila-anne-harris

Friday, March 2, 2012 - /deirdre-davie

Friday, April 6, 2012 - /adam-wolpa

Friday, May 4, 2012 - /kendall-cox

Friday, June 1, 2012 - /elizabeth-hogeman

Friday, July 6, 2012 - /norman-brenbridge

Friday, September 7, 2012 - /stephen-balut

Friday, October 5, 2012 - /kaki-dimock

ARTS EVENTS 2011:

Friday, January 7, 2011 - /rachel-callahan

WVTF Book Club Selections for 2012:

January - Mudbound  (2008) by Hillary Jordan - /mudbound

February - The Magician’s Assistant (1997) by Ann Patchett - /magicians-assistant

March - The Memory Keeper’s Daughter (2005) by Kim Edwards - /memory-keepers-daughter

April - Angel Through the Storms (2011) by Clement Binnings, Jr - /angel-through-storms

Set in the 16th century during the dissolution of the monasteries, the book follows the lawyer Shardlake in his attempts to solve the murder of one of Thomas Cromwell's commissioners in the monastry at Scarnsea on the south coast of England. 

Room is a 2010 novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue. The story is told from the perspective of a five-year-old boy, Jack, who is being held captive in a small room along with his mother.

Nobel Prize winning author John Steinbeck, one of the greatest American writers of the twentieth century, offers a powerful but tragic tale in Of Mice and Men.'Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no family. They don't belong no place.'George and his large, simple-minded friend Lennie are drifters, following wherever work leads them. Arriving in California's Salinas Valley, they get work on a ranch. If they can just stay out of trouble, George promises Lennie, then one day they might be able to get some land of their own and settle down some place.

Kenneth Turan is the film critic for the Los Angeles Times and NPR's Morning Edition, as well as the director of the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes. He has been a staff writer for the Washington Post and TV Guide, and served as the Times' book review editor.

Government & Politics
5:47 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Battle Over The Debt Ceiling

The government is now funded through September, but another deadline is hanging over Congress that imperils the economy of Virginia.

The last time Congress wrangled over the debt ceiling the federal government lost its triple A credit rating. Credit rating agencies say Virginia could also lose its pristine credit rating if the federal government gets locked in partisan warfare once again.

That could make borrowing more expensive for cash strapped locales, according to Virginia Democrat Gerry Connolly.  

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