Community Service & Volunteerism
4:45 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

D-Day Memorial in Bedford Plans Memorial Day Tribute

Credit National D-Day Memorial

Many Virginians will enjoy picnics and getting together with friends and family this holiday weekend.  And some will find the time to remember the true meaning behind Memorial Day. 

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford will begin its Memorial Weekend festivities with a patriotic concert Saturday night.  April Cheek-Messier is Co-president of the memorial.

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From Krueger Pond
1:34 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Building Bridges

If you listen to our programs on a regular basis, you know Gerry Krueger – the Albemarle County resident who has spent much of her life watching and writing about the geese on a pond near her home, including one disabled bird named Charlie. 

She also taught school and tutored children with special needs, like Sean, who lived with his deaf mother and struggled to speak, read and write. 

Today, she’s retired from teaching but has not stopped writing about the birds and about Sean.



 

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UVA Nursing Student
1:12 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

A Lesson in Nursing: Comforting Care

The most meaningful times in our lives might last only a few minutes, but they are memorable.

Take this story, for example, from UVA nursing student Mary Lacy Grecco.  She was helping to care for patients at a local assisted living facility -- among them, a frail, 94-year-old woman from Fluvanna.
 

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UVA Nursing Student
12:59 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

A Lesson in Nursing: Facing the End

One of the most challenging things for medical professionals is learning to accept the ultimate defeat-- the inability to keep a patient alive.

As a UVA nursing student, Kim Proesser says one patient taught her how to care for dying patients with joy and respect.

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UVA Nursing Student
12:42 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

A Lesson in Pediatric Nursing

It might be natural to consider the death of a young person as particularly tragic-- the loss of so much life to come. 

But University of Virginia nursing student May Peng learned from one of her pediatric patients that there are things to remember and celebrate, even when death comes early.

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Intense Lobbying Efforts
4:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Online Tax Tangles

Revenue that Virginia officials were anticipating from online sales tax legislation in Congress is now in doubt. 

Recently the U-S Senate overwhelmingly approved a measure to make it easier for states to collect sales taxes from online purchases. Since then lobbyists for big online retailers and small business owners alike have stormed House office buildings trying to sway your local representatives.

The reason for the intense lobbying effort is that billions of dollars are at stake. Virginia officials expect to reap more than $250-million from online sales tax revenue.

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State Code Violations
5:02 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Election Rules Reminder

As the statewide and local campaigns heat up and we move closer to a Democratic Primary, the State Board of Elections wants to remind citizens of a number of rules to remember regarding voter and candidate ethics. 

The Board has posted a long list of best practices AND "don'ts" on its website about voter registration drives.  

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Economics & Economy
2:19 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Consumer Sentiment Mixed Among Virginians

Credit Roanoke College

Roanoke College is out with a new poll detailing how Virginians view their financial situation and general business conditions now and in the future. 

It’s the second time this year the Institute for Policy and Opinion Research at Roanoke College conducted its consumer sentiment survey, and Senior Analyst Alice Kassens says there were some surprises.

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Kenny Malone hails from Meadville, PA where the zipper was invented, where Clark Gableâââââ

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