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Virginia Lawmakers Try To Bridge Workforce Skills Gap

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Most of the fast-growing occupations in the state require degrees or vocational certificates, but a recent study by Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission found that only half of students who go to Virginia colleges earn degrees.

"Another striking indicator is that 56 percent of incoming freshman at Virginia's community colleges require remedial instruction," says project leader Aris Bearse.

The report recommended structural changes to improve program coordination for college and career readiness that also aligns with workforce trends. Another recommendation says the stat should consider requiring more interaction between the State Education and Higher Education Boards.

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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Aug. 4, 2015

You can see two exhibits and rub elbows with the artists behind the work.
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The Surprising Roots of Barbecue

We speak with culinary historian Michael Twitty about the roots of familiar southern dishes in African and Native American food traditions.

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President Obama's Iran Speech

Veteran journalist Marvin Kalb joins us to discuss the parallels between JFK's nuclear disarmament speech fifty years ago and President Obama's speech on the nuclear deal with Iran.

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Sexist Reactions To An Ad Spark #ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign

After being surprised by online responses to her appearance in a recruiting ad, engineer Isis Wenger wanted to see if anyone else felt like they didn't fit a "cookie-cutter mold."

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