Skip to show segment

Bike Sharing

Eddie Hill and Bridget Nemeth, Old Dominion University

In an effort to curb pollution and congestion, cities across the U.S. have adopted bike share programs, and now colleges and universities are following suit. Hill and Nemeth started a bike share program on the campus of Old Dominion University, which offers free bikes to students.

5 mins

Pedal Power

Ralph Buehler, Virginia Tech

Call it affordable, sustainable transportation. Call it public health. In his book City Cycling, Buehler emphasizes that bicycling shouldn’t be limited to those who are trained, fit, and daring enough to battle traffic on busy roads.

11 mins

The World of Electric Bicycles

Jerry Franklin, Danville Community College

The electric bicycle, or e-bike, is growing in popularity and creating jobs.

4 mins

Minimalist Running

Silvia Blemker and Geoffrey Handsfield, University of Virginia

Many runners today are taking off their shoes in favor of barefoot running. Blemker and Handsfield are mapping the muscles to learn how running barefoot compares to running with shoes.

9 mins

Who was John Henry?

Scott Reynolds Nelson, College of William and Mary

The song “John Henry” is one of the most popular in American history, but for years nobody knew whether the legendary railroad tunneler was a real person or simply a tall tale. Nelson discovered a historic record of a railroad worker named John Henry, who was buried secretly by the Richmond Penitentiary.

13 mins

Parking Behavior

Andrew Velkey, Christopher Newport University

One psychologist is researching the foraging behavior of men and women drivers searching for parking spaces. There are the “perchers” and then there are the “soarers.”

11 mins

This type of content is made possible by listeners like you. Please consider partnering with us and help enrich the lives of all our listeners nationwide.

Support With Good Reason