WGR Blog

Mockingbird

This month, Virginians across the state are picking up “To Kill a Mockingbird” and reading it for the first time or re-reading the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee.  It’s… More»

Grace

The Virginia Tech community confronts an emotional anniversary this week.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” examines the power and grace of a 200-year-old hymn. [audio:http://withgoodreasonradio.org/vfhradio-audio/wgr/2012/02/2008.04.11.grace_.mp3|titles=2008.04.11.grace]

Sisters of Mercy

The foster care system can trace its roots back to 19th-century America, when thousands of hungry children roamed the streets of big East Coast cities.  Nancy King, with the radio program… More»

Lottery

What are your real chances of winning the lottery?  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” has found a physicist who doesn’t play the lottery but who can… More»

Rankings

Toward the end of this month, college acceptance letters will start arriving in mailboxes of high school seniors across Virginia.  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” reports… More»

Oysters

For nearly four centuries, oyster was “king” of the Chesapeake Bay–supporting industry and a way of life on Virginia’s Eastern Shore.  But by the 1980s, disease and pollution had nearly… More»

Chocolate

Governor Tim Kaine has declared April 2008 as “Financial Literacy Month.”  Nancy King, with the radio program “With Good Reason,” says there’s a growing movement in Virginia that’s pushing to… More»

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»