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Archive for 1997

Let’s Get Fiscal: Year-End Tax Tips
December 26th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

Before the W-2s and the shoe boxes full of receipts start appearing, two accounting professors, Richard Newmark from Old Dominion University and James Smith from William & Mary, join us to discuss strategies to help you make the best decisions when it comes to your money. Feature: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College professor of business F. Jeffrey Keil discusses the pros […]

Searching for the Promise Land: History of Jews in Virginia
December 19th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

Jews were among the earliest settlers in Virginia, and they have played a pivotal role in Virginia history. Oddly, their history is seldom told. In this Hanukkah special, Myron Berman, author of Richmond’s Jewry; U.Va historian Phyllis Leffler, co-author of To Seek the Peace of the City: Jewish Life in Charlottesville; and Virginia Commonwealth University historian Mel Urofsky discuss the often […]

Strangers in a Strange Land: Refugee and Immigration Issues in Virginia
December 12th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

The Census Bureau reported that immigration to some Northern Virginia counties rose more than 500 percent from between 1990 and 1995. In the Richmond area, there are currently more than 7,000 refugees. How do foreign-born populations affect and enhance their surrounding communities? Part I: Virginia State University history professor Dirk Philipsen and University of Virginia researcher Donna Tolson discuss foreign […]

Shiver Me Timbers: Hurricanes & Earthquake in Virginia
December 5th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

Part I: How well prepared is Virginia to handle a major earthquake? 1997 is the 100th anniversary of a quake in Southwest Virginia that shook foundations from Tennessee to the Hampton Roads. Virginia Tech geologist Martin Chapman and Virginia Tech architect Fred Krimgold are featured. Part II: Hurricanes and storms can bring devastation to Atlantic coastal communities. Old Dominion University engineering professor David […]

‘Tis the Season: The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Gift-Giving
November 28th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

Part I: It may be the thought that counts, but often, it’s the gift that gets sparks flying between the sexes. Virginia Commonwealth University marketing professor Pam Kiecker and Mary Washington English professor Chris Kilmartin discuss the sometimes thorny issue of gift-giving between men and women.  Part II: In Japan, white flowers symbolize death. A housewarming gift to an Arab wife […]

High Anxiety: Understanding Social Disorders
November 21st, 1997 - (0 Comments)

Part I: Education professor Valerie Morprew of Longwood College shares new approaches for treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Part II: Mark McCormick, a Virginia Commonwealth University psychiatrist and director of the Anxiety Disorder Clinic at Medical College of Virginia, discusses his work helping people who suffer from occasional shyness to downright panic in new social situations. He will offer coping strategies […]

The First Thanksgiving and Virginia’s Native American Tribes
November 14th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

William and Mary historian James Axtell joins Old Dominion University anthropologist Helen Rountree for a look at relations between colonials and Indians in the towns of Plymouth, Massachusetts and Jamestown, Virginia. Also, where was the first official Thanksgiving? Most people think it was the Pilgrims at Plymouth. But some Virginians contend it happened here first. Others also lay claim […]

What Ails You?: Medicine’s Newest Approaches to Old Problems
November 7th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

As winter approaches so does the cold season. This week we take a look at two viruses. Part I: Medical College of Virginia researcher Stuart Alder reveals new evidence that CMV, a common virus potentially dangerous to pregnant women, is spreading in daycare settings. He also dicusses the possibility of developing a vaccine for the virus. Part II: University of […]

School for Scandal? Literary Censorship in K-12 Curriculum
October 31st, 1997 - (0 Comments)

Each year, venerated literature, from Huckleberry Finn to Catcher in the Rye, is banned from school libraries around the country by parents and religious groups who find the content of these classics unfit for young minds. English professors Leila Chistanbury of Virginia Commonwealth University and Kara Keeling of Christopher Newport University discuss the prevalence of questionable censorship in Virginia’s schools and what […]

Conquering Depression: The Role of the WPA in Virginia
October 24th, 1997 - (0 Comments)

The New Deal was created to rescue the nation from the ravages of the Great Depression. In the process, however, there came of the dramatic changes to the lives, culture and societies of Virginians of all races. Husband and wife Charles Perdue Jr., a University of Virginia anthropologist, and Nancy Martin-Perdue, an historian, discuss the effects of New […]