Tag: npr

martha woodroof

Local NPR personality and author, Martha Woodroof, shares at EMU

On her Facebook page, Martha Woodroof offers a whirlwind summary of her career journey.


Richard Harris, science writer at NPR, to speak at Virginia Tech April 1

Award-winning journalist Richard Harris, who has reported on a wide range of topics in science, medicine, and the environment since he joined National Public Radio (NPR) in 1986, will be a Virginia Tech College of Engineering Visiting Scholar on Mar. 31 and April 1.


police

Everything that went wrong in Ferguson

That the grand jury in Missouri hearing evidence in the shooting death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown decided not to return an indictment against police officer Darren Wilson was no surprise.


Washington and Lee publication wins three prestigious awards

Shenandoah: The Washington and Lee University Review has announced the winner of its three major genre prizes for Volume 63.


Tulane professor Jesmyn Ward to lecture in Race and Justice Series at W&L

Jesmyn Ward, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University.


W&L Constitution Day speaker Danielle Citron to speak on hate crimes in cyberspace

Danielle Citron, the Lois K. Macht Research Professor and Professor of Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.


Meet with Marietta McCarty: Upcoming events

Join author Marietta McCarty for a leisurely lunch featuring specially prepared Middle Eastern food to toast the chapter set in Iraq in The Philosopher’s Table.


Custin Jazz Series presents Stephanie Nakasian and Hod O’Brien

The final performance in the 2014 Custin Jazz Series brings two outstanding jazz musicians to WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, June 14.


farmers

Designer crops cropping up on seed websites, in catalogs

It’s chic to have a backyard garden full of fancy new produce, and nurseries and seed companies are competing to bring gardeners the most colorful and flavorful designer edibles possible.


Chris Graham: Why UVa. pays Tony Bennett 50 times more than the average schoolteacher

So you read the story in the Washington Post about UVa. negotiating a raise for UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett, and then you scan down to the comments section. And have to suppress the desire to smack yourself upside the head.


Little Big Minds author Marietta McCarty to host series on sharing philosophy with children

Join the author of Little Big Minds, Marietta McCarty, in Charlottesville in July, to learn more about her approach as she models her teaching style in sharing philosophy with children.


Sanford D. Horn: Juan gone From NPR

The vigorous and immediate support of former NPR commentator Juan Williams, in the wake of his unceremonious dismissal via cell phone, from both sides of the aisle both politically and in the media speaks volumes – especially when Williams has been silenced, albeit only by NPR. For a simple expression of his true feelings, that […]


The Rant | Spongebob has y’all beat

   Video Essay by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net A Fox News Channel spokesperson says NPR should have to pay the cable-news channel for the airtime given its reporters given FNC’s status as a ratings juggernaut. Interesting. AFP.com editor Chris Graham takes a look at the Nielsens and suggests another avenue for NPR down at Bikini Bottom. […]