Virginia Conversations
4:31 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Talking with Senator Tim Kaine

He used to be Governor of Virginia… he's now a U.S. Senator for Virginia… he’s also our guest on this edition of Virginia Conversations, with host Bob Gibson. One month after winning a seat in the Senate, Kaine discusses the challenges facing the 113th Congress. Also –  his take on how the race for Governor is shaping up in Virginia.

Virginia Conversations
4:29 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Holiday Spending

On this edition of Virginia Conversations with host May-Lily Lee, we take a look at how consumer spending is going so far for Virginia retailers, and get an idea on how they’re still hoping to entice you to hit the stores. Plus,advice on how to get the best deals and not get in over your head.
 

Virginia Conversations
4:26 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Riding the Rails

On  this edition of “Virginia Conversations,” getting around parts of the state is now a lot easier.
There’s a new rail line between Hampton Roads and Richmond… and more money in the pipeline to improve rail service between Richmond and Washington.  Host May-Lily Lee will lead a discussion of those improvements, plus the prospects of added rail lines in other parts of the state including Roanoke, with the Director of the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.
 

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Civil War Series
4:25 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Confederate President

Artwork of Jefferson Davis
Credit southernnationalist.com

In part 39 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson profiles the life of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. 

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Virginia Conversations
4:23 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Talking with Governor McDonnell

On this edition of “Virginia Conversations,” Governor Bob McDonnell joins host May-Lily Lee to talk about his vision of the coming year and how the General Assembly will tackle it.
 

Virginia Conversations
4:21 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Cultural Jewels

Adriana Trigiani

In this edition of  “Virginia Conversations,” host May-Lily Lee talks with two cultural icons, both with ties to Virginia.  Enjoy her interviews with world-renowned artist P. Buckley Moss and best-selling author Adriana Trigiani.


 

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Civil War Series
4:16 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Battle of Chancellorsville

Battle of Chancelorsville
Credit www.livingindefinitely.com

In part 40 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson describes the horror on the battlefield during the 1863 Battle at Chancellorsville. Here,  General Lee won his most spectacular victory but lost his most dependable lieutenant, Stonewall Jackson.

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Civil War Series
4:15 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Moses Ezekiel

Moses Ezekiel
Credit www.civilwar.org

In part 41 of our Civil War series, Virginia Tech history professor James Robertson gives an account of the life of Civil War soldier and prolific sculptor, Moses Ezekiel.

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Virginia Conversations
4:07 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

The Writing Life

On this edition of “Virginia Conversations” we gather three Virginia authors to share their writing experiences.  Join host May-Lily Lee with guests Sheri Reynolds, Cathryn Hankla, and Kristen-Paige Madonia.  Hear what inspires their creativity, and the rewards and challenges of being an author.

Virginia Conversations
4:02 pm
Thu March 7, 2013

Listen to the Lexicographer

On this edition of Virginia Conversations,  we’d like a word with you… or maybe two!
World renowned lexicographer Anne Soukhanov joins host May-Lily Lee for a look at the newest, most-used, and even most-dreaded words of the past year.  Listeners share their word lists and top grammatical pet peeves.
 

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