Cutting for Stone is a novel written by Ethiopian born medical doctor and author Abraham VergheseA sweeping, emotionally riveting first novel—an enthralling family saga of Africa and America, doctors and patients, exile and home.

10:09 am
Wed February 20, 2013

K-12 Education Reform Press Conference with Gov Bobby Jindal

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal travels to Virginia at Governor McDonnell's request to help push the Governor's K-12 education plans, including an A - F grading system for schools. This is an unedited video of their joint press conference.
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4:59 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

School Safety

Public schools would be required to establish threat assessment teams and procedures under legislation that has advanced in the House of Delegates.

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Ira Glass is host and executive producer of This American Life heard on our RADIO IQ and RADIO IQ With BBC News networks of signals in Virginia. Ira started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR's headquarters in DC. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show and did nearly every production job they had: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, editor, producer, reporter, and substitute host. He spent a year in a high school for NPR, and a year in an elementary school, filing stories for NPR's All Things Considered.

Sarah McConnell began her career as a reporter with Charlottesville, VA’s WINA 1070 AM.  After twenty years as WINA’s News Director, she became host of With Good Reason in 2002.  Sarah continues to train upcoming journalists as part of the Board of Directors for WUVA.

Michael Feldman is an American radio personality. He is the host of Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?, a radio program distributed by Public Radio International. His former announcer, Jim Packard, referred to him as "The Sage of Wisconsin."

Prior to moving into the host position in the fall of 2012, Martin started as National Security Correspondent for NPR in May 2010. In that position she covered both defense and intelligence issues. She traveled regularly to Iraq and Afghanistan with the Secretary of Defense, reporting on the US wars and the effectiveness of the Pentagon's counterinsurgency strategy. Martin also reported extensively on the changing demographic of the US military – from the debate over whether to allow women to fight in combat units – to the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell. Her reporting on how the military is changing also took her to a US Air Force base in New Mexico where the military for a rare look at how the military trains drone pilots.

Carl Kasell is the official judge and scorekeeper for NPR's weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, which premiered in January 1998. For 30 years, Kasell provided newscasts for NPR's daily newsmagazine Morning Edition, a role he held since the program's inception in 1979 until 2009. A veteran broadcaster, Carl Kasell's radio career spans more than 50 years.

Before his work with Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, Kasell hosted NPR's Early Morning Edition, a one-hour news program created in 1997 and incorporated into Morning Edition at the start of 1998.

A native of Berkeley Heights, N.J., Peter Sagal attended Harvard University and subsequently squandered that education while working as a literary manager for a regional theater, a movie publicist, a stage director, an actor, an extra in a Michael Jackson video, a travel writer, an essayist, a ghost writer for a former adult film impresario and a staff writer for a motorcycle magazine.

May-Lily Lee is the host of Virginia Conversations, produced and distributed by Virginia Public Radio.

Many listeners remember May-Lily as the senior producer and host of “Virginia Currents” on public television stations statewide. She has covered gubernatorial inaugurations for public broadcasting dating back to Governor Doug Wilder's inauguration and has hosted weekly programs from the state capitol during General Assembly sessions.

Before her career in public broadcasting, May Lily was news director and morning news anchor for Richmond commercial station WTVR-FM.