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vtRoberta Culbertson (Center on Violence and Community at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) looks for ways to mitigate the effects of violence after massacres. David Niyonzima works through the Violence and Survival Institute to help bring reconciliation to his war-weary native country, Burundi. He says projects like “listening rooms” bring healing and comfort. Also: James Sochinski and the Marching Virginians (Virginia Tech) offer a touching musical tribute to the 32 Virginia Tech students and professors who died April 16, 2007.

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