WGR Blog

August Wilson’s 20th Century

Next month a major American theatre (the Kennedy Center, in fact) will stage all ten of August Wilson’s plays…including two Pulitzer prize winners.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good… More»

On and Off the Road

In the very near future, when you run a red light in parts of Virginia, it could turn into a memorable “Kodak moment” and end up costing you a 50-dollar… More»

Counterfactuals

“What if” questions have long intrigued political scientists and historians.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” chatted with a Virginia historian who says a classic “what… More»

HPV Vaccine

A Virginia Tech water expert and a Washington, DC mom have teamed up to force the District public schools to remove dangerous levels of lead from their water fountains.  Nancy King, with the… More»

Endagered Languages

The Scots-Irish settled much of the Shenandoah Valley and Southwest Virginia.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” takes a look at this group of rugged individuals, including… More»

Into the Light – companion feature

Several million Americans describe having a near-death experience that has transformed their lives.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” says a Virginia psychiatrist is creating a scientific… More»

Hidden Persuasion – feature

During the holiday season, we consumers get pretty savvy deciphering all the ads that bombard us this time of year….so advertisers look for new and inventive ways to sell their products.  Nancy… More»

Virginia Folklife Traditions – feature

The past is alive and well in Virginia in a project where master artists pass down their traditions to eager learners.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,”… More»