Health & Medicine
4:40 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Virginia Nursing Home Faces Possible Medicare Termination

Recently a jury in Spotsylvania County awarded a family more than $1.4 million dollars in a negligence suit against a local nursing home. The facility has a history of safety violations.

Joseph Roberts Junior, a 47-year-old veteran, arrived at the Carriage Hill Nursing and Rehab Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia in May 2011. He had broken his hip and had a host of other medical conditions -- including numbness and paralysis on one side. He was taking pain killers for severe back trouble and was being treated for depression.

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Kristin Adolfson is a bookbinder, book artist and letterpress printer in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has been working with print and web design for more than a decade. She founded Still Point Press and is a member of the Virginia Arts of the Book Center where she teaches both bookbinding and letter press.   

Honoring A Life
9:33 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Light a Candle

Anne Carley

Death is not a subject we talk about much in our society, and it's especially hard to broach the subject of suicide with someone who has lost a loved one, but Charlottesville writer, editor and publisher Anne Carley has some advice in this essay.


 

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Government & Politics
6:56 am
Mon August 19, 2013

VaNews for 08.19.13

An English professor is parting ways with VMI but not right away...and suggestions and denials of conflict of interest on the Henrico County School Board. Those stories have been among the most read this past week on the Virginia Public Access Project's VA News Link at VPAP.org.

VaNews is a free public service of the Virginia Public Access Project and can be found at vpap.org.

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Impact on Elections
4:00 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Negative Campaigning

While voter turnout for the last three Virginia gubernatorial elections was dismal, it’s possible that negative campaigning and scandals could discourage even more voters from going to the polls in November.

One political analyst believes the implications of the negative campaigns are greater than even low voter turnout.

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Petra Mayer is an associate editor and resident nerd at NPR Books, focusing on genre fiction. She brings to the job passion, speed-reading skills, and a truly impressive collection of Doctor Who doodads.

Previously, she was an associate producer and director for the weekend editions of All Things Considered. She handled all of the show's books coverage, and she was also the person to ask if you wanted to know how much snow falls outside NPR's Washington headquarters on a Saturday, how to belly dance, or what pro wrestling looks like up close and personal.

Ashley, born in Manila, Philippines, was adopted and raised in Western Kentucky. She is a 2010 University of Kentucky graduate with a B.A. in Journalism and Political Science. She also attended the University of Maryland for graduate studies in Journalism for one year. Ashley interned with Morning Edition at NPR Headquarters in Washington, DC, in 2011 and was hired afterward as a temp production assistant. In March 2012, Ashley started her reporting and hosting career at WRKF. She is also a member of the Center for International Journalists 2013 International Reporting Fellowship Program.

Clay Masters is a reporter for Iowa Public Radio and formerly for Harvest Public Media. His stories have appeared on NPR

Arts & Culture
4:58 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

MetroSongs

A Virginia-based singer-songwriter has found musical inspiration in a rather unlikely place: The Metro system.

Jason Mendelson just released the fourth volume of his "MetroSongs" series -- all featuring songs inspired by different Metro stations.

 Audio FileRebecca Sheir has the story.Edit | Remove

"MetroSongs Volume 4: Multi-tracking" is out now.

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Law & Crime
4:14 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Craig's List Crime

Using Craig’s List to cause trouble could land you in prison.

A Central Virginia man who used to work for the Library of Congress pled guilty this week to stalking and identification fraud – charges that could mean up to 15 years behind bars. 

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