8/2/08 - This week on Virginia's only statewide public radio program: What do you get when you combine 150 singers from American choral groups with an 55-piece Chinese orchestra and put them under Virginia Commonwealth University conductor John Guthmiller? Answer: a musical tribute to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Also: in light of the continuing controversy surrounding China
6/21/08 - Air pollution is destroying the fragrance of flowers, scents that act as trails that
pollinating insects follow to their source. Jose Fuentes (University of Virginia) says this could
explain why bees and butterflies are dying off in some parts of the world, with potentially dire
effects for our food supply. Also: Scientists are learning that nano-particles may be speeding the spread of pollutants in rivers. Michael Hochella (Virginia Tech) has discovered how the tiny molecules can allow polluting metals to hitch a ride. And: David Schmale (Virginia Tech) is using remote controlled aircraft to study the diversity and function of microorganisms in the atmosphere. He's finding a tremendous diversity of bacteria and fungi tens to hundreds of meters above the ground in the Virginia.
6/14/08 - Best-selling business writer Jim Collins (Batten Institute at the University of
Virginia's Darden School for Business) believes the special factors that lie at the heart of rare
and truly great businesses are the same factors that make for the most successful organizations in
the non-profit world
With Good Reason: Death and Dying in the American Medical System
7/30/05 - Lung cancer kills more people than all other cancers combined. Dr. David Jones of the U.Va Medical Center speaks about lung cancer in our society and new research into the treatment of the disease. And Dr. Tom Smith of Virginia Commonwealth University discusses palliative care in the United States and how it can better serve dying patients and reduce hospital costs.
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