With: John Miller (Longwood University)
The co-editor of Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR says NASCAR reflects our culture, our society, and our history.
With: Raymond Resendes (Virginia Tech)
In our lifetimes, we will likely see the car as we know it become obsolete. Prepare yourselves, Resendes says, for fully automated, driverless “timeshare cars.”
With: Amy Butler Greenfield
An insect native to Mexico, is the only source of a vibrant red dye called carmine. The author of A Perfect Red: Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire, discusses this highly sought-after commodity that eluded pirates, scientists, and kings.
With: Kristin Wustholz (College of William & Mary), and Shelley Svoboda
A chemist and an art curator team up to trace the molecular “fingerprints” of the pigments in rare paintings.
With: Gail Dodge (Old Dominion University)
Gail Dodge is a nuclear physicist and recipient of the Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. Dodge is growing the number of women in physics–a field still dominated by men.