Virginia Conversations



Virginia Conversations is our live weekly program broadcasting from the mountains of Southwestern Virginia to the shores of Tidewater. The issues-oriented one-hour program is produced by Virginia Public Radio and focuses on timely topics of statewide interest. The program features interviews with studio guests and take calls from listeners.


  • Culinary History

    07/03/2013 Duration: 3365h00s

    As you prepare your Thanksgiving Day meal, have you ever wondered what the early American settlers sat down to at their special feasts? On this edition of Virginia Conversations, a look at that colonial menu with our guests including a woman who literally wrote the book on early Virginian cuisine as well as an interpreter from the Jamestown Yorktown Foundation who brings colonial culinary history to life. Join us with host May-Lily Lee.

  • Doug Wilder

    07/03/2013 Duration: 3363h00s

    On this episode of Virginia Conversations, host May-Lily Lee talks with Doug Wilder, one of Virginia’s most-influential and groundbreaking African-Americans. The first black Governor of Virginia– and first black governor of any state since Reconstruction– Wilder discusses the political road that led him to the state’s top job.

  • School Security

    07/03/2013 Duration: 3370h00s

    On this edition of “Virginia Conversations,” the topic is school security. It’s being discussed from PTA meetings, to the General Assembly, and around kitchen tables everywhere. Host May-Lily Lee talks with guests from two organizations representing school principals and superintendents, a Police Chief, and a member of the Governor’s Task Force on School Safety.

  • Remarkable Childhoods


    On this edition of “Virginia Conversations” we track down two young people who found themselves in the national spotlight several years ago: Starchild Abraham Cherrix - the Virginia teen who went to court over his fight for alternative cancer treatment…And Callie Conley – one of the two babies accidentally switched at birth back in the 1990’s.