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Virginia Tech Radio Programs & PSAs--News Features


Series #352 (August 2005)

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“Underground Research Lab” (Bob Bodnar/Geological Sciences) with reporter Paul Lancaster

VIRGINIA TECH IS DOWN BUT NOT NECESSARILY OUT IN THE RACE FOR 300-MILLION DOLLARS FOR A NATIONAL UNDERGROUND RESEARCH PROJECT:

Runs: [1:08]

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“Deep Research” (Bob Bodnar/Geological Sciences) with reporter Paul Lancaster

TRYING TO REPLICATE THE FORCES OF THE EARTH IN A LAB DOESN'T ALWAYS TRANSLATE WELL, SO VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS WANT TO TRY A DIFFERENT WAY OF LITERALLY DIGGING DEEP INTO THE MYSTERIES OF THE EARTH:

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“Western Virginia's Rocks” (Bob Bodnar/Geological Sciences) with reporter Paul Lancaster

VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS PROPOSING A NATIONAL UNDERGROUND LAB IN NEARBY GILES COUNTY ARGUE THE SETTING IS PERFECT FOR STUDYING MANY OF THE EARTH'S MOST IMPORTANT PROCESSES:

Runs: [0:52]

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“Cell Phones and Kids” (Tom Sherman/Teaching and Learning) with reporter Paul Lancaster

A VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR SAYS YOU NEED TO THINK ABOUT THE MESSAGE YOU'RE SENDING YOUR CHILD IF YOU GIVE HER OR HIM A CELL PHONE TO STAY IN TOUCH AT SCHOOL:

Runs: [0:49]

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“Does Your Kid Really Need a Cell Phone?” (Tom Sherman/Teaching and Learning) with reporter Paul Lancaster

EQUIPPING YOUR CHILD WITH A CELL PHONE JUST SO YOU CAN TRACK HER OR HIM DOWN AFTER SCHOOL IS A BAD IDEA, SAYS A VIRGINIA TECH EXPERT:

Runs: [1:12]

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“Kids and Cell Phones” (Tom Sherman/Teaching and Learning) with reporter Paul Lancaster

YOUR KID DOESN'T HAVE A CELL PHONE? SO WHAT, SAYS A VIRGINIA TECH PROFESSOR:

Runs: [0:57]

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“Snakehead Trouble” (Eric Hallerman/Fisheries) with reporter Paul Lancaster

AN ASIAN FISH HAS INVADED THE POTOMAC, AND A VIRGINIA TECH FISHERIES EXPERT SAYS IT COULD BE BIG TROUBLE FOR NATIVE SPECIES THERE:

Runs: [0:50]

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“Shedding Light on Pedestrian Accidents”  (Ron Gibbons/VT Transportation Institute) with reporter Paul Lancaster

PEDESTRIAN-RELATED CAR ACCIDENTS USUALLY ARE CAUSED BY SOME SORT OF VISIBILITY ISSUE…AND VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS ARE WORKING AT THE SMART ROAD TO REDUCE PEDESTRIAN FATALITIES:

Runs: [0:55]

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“Preventing Tooth Decay with Cotton” (Foster Agblevor/Biological Systems Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

HAVING A 'COTTON MOUTH' IS USUALLY A BAD THING, BUT VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING AT HOW COTTON CAN MAKE YOUR MOUTH HEALTHIER:

Runs: [0:49]

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“Helping the Cotton Industry” (Foster Agblevor/Biological Systems Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS ARE LOOKING TO GIVE THE AMERICAN COTTON INDUSTRY A BOOST BY TURNING ITS WASTE INTO PROFIT:

Runs: [0:52]

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“Southside VIPERs” (Mehdi Ahmadian/Mechanical Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

VIRGINIA TECH RESEARCHERS ARE HOPING TO GET SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA ON THE RIGHT TRACK…LITERALLY…THROUGH A NEW RESEARCH PROJECT THERE:

Runs:  [0:57]

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“The Research Race” (Mehdi Ahmadian/Mechanical Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

WITH THE MARTINSVILLE SPEEDWAY ON ONE SIDE AND THE VIRGINIA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY ON THE OTHER, THE DANVILLE AREA IS WORKING WITH VIRGINIA TECH TO DEVELOP A PROGRAM TO HELP RACE CAR DRIVERS:

Runs: [0:51]

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“Safer NASCAR” (Mehdi Ahmadian/Mechanical Engineering) with reporter Paul Lancaster

YOUR FAVORITE NASCAR DRIVER MAY SOON BE USING THE RESOURCES OF VIRGINIA TECH TO MAKE RACE DAY FASTER AND SAFER:

Runs: [0:56]

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“Getting Kids Past the Hurt”  (Russell Jones/Psychology) with reporter Paul Lancaster

CHILDREN RECOVERING FROM A DISASTER…WHETHER IT BE A HOUSE FIRE OR A TERRORIST ATTACK…NEED TO ACTIVELY WORK TO GET PAST THE EVENT.  MORE FROM VIRGINIA TECH:

Runs: [0:52]

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“Losing a Parent” (Russell Jones/Psychology) with reporter Paul Lancaster

WHILE SOCIETY CAN LEND A HAND, A VIRGINIA TECH PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR SAYS CHILDREN DEALING WITH THE LOSS OF A PARENT MAY NEVER RECOVER:

Runs: [0:55]

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“Dealing with Fear” (Russell Jones/Psychology) with reporter Paul Lancaster

A VIRGINIA TECH PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSOR SAYS CHILDREN WHO HAVE LOST EVERYTHING IN A DISASTER CAN RECOVER, IF THEY FIND SOMETHING THEY CAN'T EVEN SEE:

Runs: [0:52]

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“Trapping Soybean Rust Spores” (Erik Stromberg/Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sci.) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

IN THE FIGHT AGAINST SOYBEAN RUST, THE EARLIER THE DISEASE IS DETECTED, THE BETTER, AND A VIRGINIA TECH SCIENTIST SAYS TRAPPING THE SPORES WILL HELP:

Runs: [0:58]

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“Reducing the Dangers of Soybean Rust” (Erik Stromberg/Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sci.) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

A VIRGINIA TECH SCIENTIST SAYS THAT FIGHTING SOYBEAN RUST REQUIRES A HEAD START:

Runs: [0:50]

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“Watching for Soybean Rust”  (Erik Stromberg/Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sci.) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

MORE INFORMATION GIVES VIRGINIA TECH SCIENTISTS AND SOYBEAN PRODUCERS ACROSS THE STATE AN ADVANTAGE IN THE BATTLE AGAINST SOYBEAN RUST:

Runs: [1:00]

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“Early Detection/Early Treatment” (Erik Stromberg/Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Sci.) with reporter Gabrielle Amos

IF YOU CAN EASILY SEE THE SOYBEAN RUST ON THE LEAVES, THEN IT’S ALREADY TOO LATE, SAYS A VIRGINIA TECH SCIENTIST:

Runs: [0:54]