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Cabin Fever

There are many kinds of lonely, and COVID-19 has revealed them all.

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Replay: New Virginians

There are many kinds of movement and migration, forced and otherwise. Arrival is a perpetual state of becoming for the people in transit and the nations where they arrive.

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The Chiefest Town

At the confluence of the James and Rivana Rivers in Virginia sits a Monacan site. Monacan Chief Kenneth Branham walks us through the site of what was once the village …

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WGR’s Summer Streaming Recs

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Replay: Poetic Justice

When writer and Invisibilia producer Lulu Miller discovered she’d be leaving Virginia, she wrote a startling love letter to the state–one that charges everyday people to stay angry about injustice.

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Back in Session

Despite fears of a virus resurgence, Virginia Tech and William & Mary both announced they will re-open in the Fall. What’s their plan for keeping students safe? And will higher education be forever changed?

Photo of a roadside historical marker in Norfolk, VA, that reads: Quarantine Road. This is a portion of the road to the first quarantine house in Virginia, established under the acts of the assembly of 1783, which required vessels coming from foreign ports to perform quarantine if there were reason to believe the ship was a carrier of infectious disease.Episode

Quarantine Road

An 1855 yellow fever outbreak in Virginia eerily mirrors the present-day quarantine. And Marie Antoinette often secluded herself with a secret trove of banned books.

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Poetry that Heals

To some, poetry and medicine seem like opposites. But both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition.

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Swipe Right for Love

For Valentine’s Day, we dispel the four myths about sex, discuss how to find love online, and pair wine and chocolate.

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Enter the Subconscious

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Stirring the Pot

Home canning was always more than just necessity–a look back at history reveals the pride and creativity that went into stocking a pantry.

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Gerry-rigged

Politicians from John F. Kennedy to Ronald Reagan have called gerrymandering a “cancer on our democracy.” It’s not a new issue, but everything from the way we draw lines to what’s considered legal has changed a lot in recent years.

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