Christmas & Other Holidays Around the World

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Dec 152013

On the December 15th Wake Up Call, host Rick Moore talks with UVA professor of Anthropology, Roy Wagner about secular vs. religious Christmas, the origin of holiday customs and their importance to other cultures, and how they are celebrated around the world.

Healthy Bites With Rita Smith: Holiday Parties, Healthy – Style

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Dec 122011

Hi! I’m Rita Smith, a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. I’ve been working in the field of nutrition and disease prevention for over 35 years, and currently work at Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, VA. I look forward to chatting with you each week on various nutrition topics –  from using dietary approaches for cholesterol reduction to managing the painful symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

Nutrition is ever-changing and can even be confusing. I hope to make sense of current nutrition topics and provide reasonable, healthy-eating tips for you and your family to be well and stay well. Of course, for medical advice, diagnosis, treatment and care, be sure to work with your own health care provider.

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Dec 232009

The Don’t Know Much series by Ken Davis began 20 years ago with a book that looked at how much American’s history education was lacking. The series now has other volumes that explore American’s knowledge gaps on geography, space, dinosaurs, and more.

Davis recently joined Brad Savage on 106.1 The Corner to discuss the myths, legends, and true history behind the common Holiday traditions today. The pair cover mistletoe, Santa Claus and his reindeer, the 12 Days of Christmas, the abbreviation “Xmas” and more.