The Internet's Front Page
3:43 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Reddit Founder Visits Virginia Tech

A visit from an Internet guru has the entrepreneurial crowd at Virginia Tech abuzz.  Alexis Ohanian, the founder of Reddit, which people call ‘the front page of the internet,’ will speak at the University Sunday. 
 

Alexis Ohanian graduated from The University of Virginia but he wanted to make a point of speaking at Virginia Tech on his book tour, because he knew about the community of current and future technology entrepreneurs here.  Drew Stegmeier, past president of the Entrepreneurs club at tech, is one of them.

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Health & Medicine
6:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Newborn Screenings in VA Reach a Milestone

While some parents may not realize it, the difference between taking home a healthy bundle of joy from the hospital and a child who may suffer from a lifetime of health complications … is a prick on the heel, about five drops of blood, and a team of scientists.  It’s the newborn screening that every child born in the Commonwealth goes through.   Affected parents and medical professionals on Friday quietly celebrated a medical milestone. . .

 

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Government & Politics
6:17 am
Mon November 18, 2013

VaNews for 11.18.13

Virginia restaurants may soon be able to tweet you about Happy Hour and a frustrated high school football coach takes it out on the band.

Those are among the most clicked stories in recent days at the Virginia Public Access Project’s VaNews link on vpap.org.

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David Gilkey is a staff photographer and video editor for NPR, covering both national and international news. He has produced award-winning photo essays, videos and multimedia presentations for NPR.org, as well as radio reports for NPR.

As one of the first unilateral journalists to move into Afghanistan and the first to cross the border into Iraq while embedded with the U.S. Army, Gilkey has covered the war on terrorism since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In that time, he has made numerous trips back to both countries most recently covering U.S. operations in southern Afghanistan.

“Reinventing Radio” with public radio story teller and host of This American Life.

Saturday, November 23, 8 p.m.

Center for the Arts at Virginia Tech

Spend an intimate evening with the creator of the public radio show “This American Life”, Ira Glass, as he discusses what makes a compelling story, where amazing stories are found, and how he and his staff are trying to push broadcast journalism to do things it doesn’t usually do. Glass mixes his live commentary with sound bites from his radio shows and music. This American Life is heard on more than 500 stations including our RADIO IQ network each week by nearly 1.9 million listeners.

Arts & Culture
6:41 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Local Groups Pin Hopes on Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstarter is a website that allows people to raise money for their favorite cause, and two Virginia groups have gone online, hoping to save historic art forms using this 21st century tool. 

“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore. “

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General Assembly
5:27 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Changes to Virginia Sex Offender Laws Being Discussed

A high school student turns 18, and he thinks it's "cool" for his 25-year-old substitute teacher to be hitting on him. A relationship ensues, he brags about it, and his parents are appalled—but did the substitute commit a crime?  The Virginia State Crime Commission is drafting legislation to address that—and one member says there's a lot to consider on a delicate issue.

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Health & Medicine
5:17 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

President Obama's News Conference on Healthcare

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Government & Politics
4:55 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Special Election in the 6th District

With the election of Ralph Northam to be Virginia’s next lieutenant governor, his state senate seat will open, and there will be a special election to replace him.  It’s a vote that could have statewide implications.

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Government & Politics
4:44 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Mark Obenshain's Next Steps

Virginia Attorney General candidate and State Senator Mark Obenshain isn’t accepting defeat now that an UNOFFICIAL Board of Elections tally gives his Democratic opponent, Senator Mark Herring, a 164-vote lead. Obenshain says it's too early to talk about a recount, but while he waits for the final numbers, he’s putting together a transition team-as permitted under state law.

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