Filming in Richmond Scheduled
1:36 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Killing Kennedy Movie Seeks Extras

National Geographic is looking for extras to work on the film Killing Kennedy, filming in Richmond next week.

The production company was most recently in Virginia filming last year’s Killing Lincoln.

Killing Kennedy stars Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin.  They’re looking for background players of all shapes and sizes, including many Caucasian males and Hispanic men and women.

There’s one scene that takes place in Mexico City, even though it will be shot in Richmond.

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Cycling for Charity
10:53 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Bike the US for MS

The weather this week has been perfect for a bike ride and some Virginians are taking full advantage.

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June 11 Democratic Primary
10:48 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Democrats in Running for AG Office

With only a week left before the statewide Democratic primary, many Virginia voters are now taking a closer look at the candidates. 

The two Democrats vying for Attorney General both want to make sure that the office is not politicized, protect reproductive rights, and help implement the federal Affordable Care Act in the Commonwealth.

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VA Lt. Governor's Race
7:18 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Last Minute Push Before Democratic Primary

Ralph Northam (left) and Aneesh Chopra

The day of the statewide Democratic primary is quickly approaching, and the candidates are spending the final campaign week working to mobilize voters in the little-publicized election. 

The two Democrats running for Lieutenant Governor want to expand Medicaid, curb gun violence through a ban on assault weapons, and promote economic development.  Virginia Public Radio’s Anne Marie Morgan gives us a final look at both men who hope to preside over the state Senate:  Ralph Northam and Aneesh Chopra.

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Immunotherapy Approach
3:24 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Brain Cancer Research

Credit National Cancer Institute

Researchers at the University of Virginia say they’ve found a possible target for treating the most common and deadly form of brain cancer, and this discovery could lead to treatments that will attack other forms of cancer. 

Glioblastomas are an aggressive form of brain cancer which spreads like ivy and cannot be completely removed with surgery. 

There is no cure, and patients, on average, live less than two years, but scientists at the University of Virginia have identified an enzyme – DGK Alpha -- that could be essential to the formation of malignant brain tumors.

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Festival of the Photograph
10:39 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Birds of Paradise

Birds of Paradise are an exotic family of feathered friends found only in Papua New Guinea, but this summer, some of them have landed in the trees on Charlottesville’s downtown mall.  

Male Birds of Paradise are perhaps the prettiest creatures of their kind – with crazy, colorful plumage, precision dance moves and a piercing song that appeals to the less colorful females.

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Government & Politics
10:21 am
Mon June 3, 2013

VaNews for 06.03.13

A crossing guard who makes $40 an hour and the next onslaught on political advertising in Virginia were among the hottest topics on the Virginia Public Access Project’s Va News link  over the past week. Fred Echols reports.

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

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WikiLeaks Follow-Up
8:06 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Who is Bradley Manning?

Bradley Manning 2012
Credit Wikipedia

In May of 2010 an American soldier named Bradley Manning was arrested in Iraq and accused of leaking hundreds of classified documents and secret diplomatic cables to the publisher of Wikileaks, Julian Asange. Manning was held, in solitary confinement, at a military prison in Quantico, Virginia for nine months.  His clothes and glasses were taken away, and he was subject to what a United Nations observer called cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.

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