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The Get Better Show

Image courtesy Bames24 The spice turmeric may be the spice of life. Aarthi Narayanan (George Mason University) is studying the power of curcumin, a molecule found in turmeric, in stopping …

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Pedal Power

Call it affordable, sustainable transportation. Call it public health. Ralph Buehler (Virginia Tech) has looked at who is riding bikes and why, and the infrastructure cities need to make cycling …

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Do the Math

Civil rights activist Bob Moses (The Algebra Project) famously helped organize a voter registration drive in Mississippi that changed the political landscape for the black community. He also believed that …

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Red Ink

A common historical myth is that Native Americans were an “oral people” and did not engage in literacy. In his new bookRed Ink:Native Americans Picking Up the Pen in the …

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Early Detection for Pancreatic Cancer

In the 1970s, only three percent of patients with pancreatic cancer survived for five years. Today, it still has one of the highest fatality rates in the United States. Todd Bauer and Kimberly …

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Replay: Internet Marketing Through Social Media

The recent explosion of on-line social media has prompted businesses to change how they get their marketing messages to the public.  Yuping Liu-Thompkins (Old Dominion University) says that, while there …

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Replay: Entrepreneurs: Born, not Made

Are you an entrepreneur? Plenty of books claim that you can be one if you set your mind to it. But James Koch (Old Dominion University) believes such claims are …

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Replay: By Definition: The Racial Integrity Act of 1924

Passed at the height of the eugenics movement, the Racial Integrity Act proclaimed the existence of only two racial categories in Virginia—”colored” and white.  The law stripped Native Americans, and …

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Replay: Massive Resistance in Virginia

In the summer of 2008, a statue honoring leaders of Virginia’s Civil Rights movement was dedicated on the grounds of Capitol Square in Richmond. One of the cast panels features …

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Aww Shucks… Oysters in Virginia

In Virginia, oysters have influenced our history, our industry, our culture and, of course, our eating habits.  When Captain John Smith sailed into the Chesapeake Bay, he said oysters were …

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Massive Resistance in Virginia

This summer, a statue honoring leaders of Virginia’s civil rights movement was dedicated on Capitol Square grounds in Richmond. One of the panels features Oliver W. Hill, an attorney who …

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Replay: Virginia Wines

In traveling across Virginia, you’d be hard pressed not to encounter a regional vineyard somewhere along the way. Entire sections at wine stores offer Virginia wines, many of which have …