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Series #347 (March 2005)

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“High Cotton” (Foster Agblevor/Biological Systems Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS ARE TRYING TO TURN A COTTON INDUSTRY PROBLEM INTO A COTTON INDUSTRY PRODUCT:

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“Cotton in Your Tea?” (Foster Agblevor/Biological Systems Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

YOU MAY SOON BE SWEETENING YOUR ICE TEA WITH COTTON, OR AT LEAST A BYPRODUCT FROM IT.  MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

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“Engineering into Space” (Brian Binnie/Guest) with reporter Paul Lancaster

FLYING INTO SPACE MAY SEEM EXOTIC TO MOST OF US, BUT VIRGINIA TECH ENGINEERING STUDENTS ARE READY TO HOP ON BOARD:

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“Soaring into Space” (Brian Binnie/Guest) with reporter Paul Lancaster


ONE OF THE FIRST PILOTS OF A COMMERCIAL VENTURE INTO SPACE TOLD VIRGINIA TECH STUDENTS HE'S MORE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF THE FLIGHT THAN THE EMOTIONS:

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“Destination: Space” (Brian Binnie/Guest) with reporter Paul Lancaster

THE PILOT OF THE FIRST COMMERCIAL VEHICLE TO GET HUMANS INTO SPACE SAYS HE EXPECTS PLENTY OF PASSENGERS AS COMMERCIAL SPACE FLIGHT BECOMES MORE COMMON.  MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

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“Beneficial UV Light” (Ron Gibbons/VT Transportation Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

RESEARCHERS AT VIRGINIA TECH ARE LOOKING AT THE BENEFICIAL ASPECTS OF ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT:

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“Too Much Information?” (Vicki Neal/ VT Transportation Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

THERE'S MORE TO A DASHBOARD THESE DAYS THAN A SPEEDOMETER AND A GAS GAUGE.  SO TRANSPORTATION ENGINEERS AT VIRGINIA TECH ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WARN DRIVERS ABOUT POTENTIAL PROBLEMS WITHOUT INUNDATING THEM WITH MESSAGES:

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“Children of the Tsunami”  (Russell Jones/Psychology) with reporter Paul Lancaster

A VIRGINIA TECH PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR SAYS THE THOUSANDS OF YOUNG CHILDREN WHO LOST ONE OR BOTH PARENTS IN THE INDIAN OCEAN TSUNAMI MAY NEVER COMPLETELY RECOVER:

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“Children and Trauma” (Russell Jones/Psychology) with reporter Paul Lancaster

A VIRGINIA TECH PSYCHOLOGIST SAYS THERE ARE TWO WAYS FOR CHILDREN TO COPE WITH DISASTER, AND THE ONE THEY CHOOSE WILL GUIDE THEM FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES:

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“So Many Traumatized Survivors” (Russell Jones/Psychology) with reporter Paul Lancaster [0:50]

A VIRGINIA TECH PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR SAYS THE SCOPE OF THE TSUNAMI THAT KILLED OR INJURED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN SOUTH ASIA IS CATCHING EXPERTS OFF GUARD…LEAVING THEM CONCERNED WITH THE QUESTION OF HOW WELL THE SURVIVORS CAN RECOVER:

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“The Need to Track Our Livestock” (Jim Riddell/Cooperative Extension) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, WITH SPECIALISTS FROM VIRGINIA TECH, IS PART OF THE NEW NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM:

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“How America Will Track Its Livestock” (Jim Riddell/Cooperative Extension) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, WITH SPECIALISTS FROM VIRGINIA TECH, IS HELPING PROTECT OUR COUNTRY’S FOOD SUPPLY THROUGH THE NEW NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM:

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“High Tech Animal Identification” (Jim Riddell/Cooperative Extension) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, WITH SPECIALISTS FROM VIRGINIA TECH, IS HELPING PRODUCERS UNDERSTAND HOW TECHNOLOGY WILL KEEP TRACK OF THEIR LIVESTOCK:

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“Cooperative Extension to Help Livestock Producers”  (Jim Riddell/Cooperative Extension) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

VIRGINIA’S LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS CAN TURN TO VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, WITH SPECIALISTS FROM VIRGINIA TECH, FOR HELP IN GETTING ON BOARD WITH THE NEW NATIONAL ANIMAL IDENTIFICATION SYSTEM:

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“Who Are the Millennials?” (Ed Spencer/Student Affairs) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

UNDERSTANDING VIRGINIA TECH UNDERGRADS, ALONG WITH OTHERS OF THEIR GENERATION, IS A GOAL TO HELP EVERYONE GET ALONG BETTER:

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“Professional Tax Assistance” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

DO YOU NEED HELP FILING YOUR TAXES?  YOU’RE NOT ALONE, AND THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT THERE WHO CAN ASSIST YOU, AS WE HEAR IN THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

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“Low Cost Tax Filing Assistance” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

N THIS REPORT FROM VIRGINIA TECH, WE HEAR ABOUT THE TAX FILING HELP THAT’S AVAILABLE FOR LOW INCOME PEOPLE:

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“Beware Instant Tax Refunds” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT SAYS THAT YOU NEED TO BE CAREFUL WHEN CONSIDERING AN INSTANT TAX REFUND:

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“Instant Tax Refunds Aren’t Cheap”  (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

IT MAY COST MORE THAN IT’S WORTH TO GET AN INSTANT TAX REFUND, SAYS A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT:

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“Tax Refunds Are Worth the Wait” (Celia Ray Hayhoe/Extension Family Resource Management) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

YOU CAN SPEND A LOT OF MONEY GETTING AN INSTANT TAX REFUND.  A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT BELIEVES IT MIGHT BE WORTH THE WAIT TO FILE YOURSELF AND GET MORE MONEY BACK.

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