Up a Creek: The Health of Virginia’s Waterways

Erosion, farm run-off, and expanding development are placing a strain on Virginia’s streams and rivers. Virginia State University marine scientist Barry Fox joins Virginia Tech wildlife scientist Richard Neves for a look at the …

July 7, 1996

Rival Visions: The Political Legacies of Adams and Jefferson

Few historians question the contributions of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson to democracy, but the two giants seldom saw eye to eye. Both were egotistical, opinionated, and downright ornery, and …

June 30, 1996

Simply Irresistable: The Changing Face of Popular Culture

From cars to computers, from movies to murder trials, pop culture remains a vivid reflection of the best and worst that is America. Marshall Fishwick, Virginia Tech communications professor and author of The …

June 23, 1996

Replay: Risky Business: Storing Hazardous Chemicals and Waste

Part I: Virginia Tech environmental scientist David Conn discusses the dangers of above-ground storage of hazardous chemicals in Virginia and what can be done to prevent a potentially fatal accident. Find the segment …

June 16, 1996

Good Cops/Bad Cops: New Efforts to Prevent Police Misconduct

A nation was shocked to view the Rodney King video. Some argue that beatings of civilians by police officers seem sadly commonplace. What’s causing these apparent breakdowns? Criminal justice professors Tod …

June 9, 1996

What’s My Line? Managing Careers in the 21st Century

American businesses have been downsizing, right-sizing and, in some cases, capsizing for more than a decade. Some American workers are more anxious than ever. Virginia Military Institute economist Doug Woundy and Virginia …

June 2, 1996

From Athens to Atlanta: The Centennial Olympic Games

Virginia Military Institute organizational psychologist Tom Meriwether organized the 80,000-member staff of the 1996 Games prior to joining the VMI faculty. He joins Clinch Valley College historian Brian Wills to discuss how the Olympics …

May 26, 1996

Up Against the Mall: The Future of Small Businesses

Huge retail chains and warehouse loss leaders offer variety and low prices that few small retailers can touch. Will small businesses go the way of downtown department stores and drive-in …

May 12, 1996

The Road Not Taken: Transportation for the 21st Century

University of Virginia urban designer Warren Boeschenstein discusses his work to create desirable communities around commuter rail stations and how rail transit in Virginia can ease highway congestion, road maintenance costs and …

May 5, 1996

Forever Young: New Medical Research to Live Longer, Better

Part I: University of Virginia biomedical engineer Paul Allaire discusses his development of magnetic bearings for use in heart pumps. The bearings improve blood flow and eliminate the need for mechanical lubricants that …

April 28, 1996

Spreading the Wealth: Regional Tax Revenue Sharing

To stave off annexation battles and to improve metropolitan regions as a whole, many Virginia counties are now sharing tax revenues with neighboring cities. Norfolk State University sociologist Ronald Proctor and Virginia …

April 21, 1996

Turf Wars: The Debate Over Regional Government

As Virginia’s innercity problems spill over into the surburban counties, local governments are looking at the ways cities and counties can cooperate to improve the lives of all citizens. Christopher …

April 14, 1996

A Breed Apart: Exploring Unique Appalachian Cultures

Part I: Clinch Valley College mass communications professor Brent Kennedy discusses the history and culture of the mysterious and remote Melungeon people of southwestern Virginia, whose origins and ethnicity are still much debated. …

April 7, 1996

Between Iraq and a Hard Place: The Fifth anniversary of the Persian Gulf War

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the end of the Persian Gulf War. The high-tech military wizardry was dazzling, what did we ultimately win? William and Mary political scientist James …

March 31, 1996

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A black and white photo in which one light-skinned US Marine in uniform leans against the Vietnam memorial wall.

Voices of Vietnam

The Vietnam War pulled America apart, dividing our country into factions. And yet, memories of the Vietnam War unite us. In a new eight-part special series, With Good Reason explores the unresolved tensions in our understanding of the war and the perspectives and people it forever changed.