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Hosted by British born host Dr. Alan Campbell, Watching America combines interviews, engaging audio, and deep dive talks in to our local and national culture through the eloquent and ever-curious lens of a ‘Brit’ who has spent over two decades ‘figuring it all out’; Watching America.
 
This fall, HearSay is your resource for local election coverage. We'll be bringing you conversations with all the Hampton Roads candidates running for the House of Delegates. We will also interview candidates for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor. HearSay airs from Noon-1PM on 89.5 WHRV FM, public radio for Hampton Roads.
 
With every General Assembly seat on the ballot and some pivotal races right here in Hampton Roads, there's a lot at stake. Before you decide, be sure to listen to the candidates talk about the issues on HearSay with Cathy Lewis beginning Monday, October 22nd, from Noon – 1pm on 89.5 WHRV FM, public radio for Hampton Roads.
 
Educationally Speaking, is part of the national American Graduate: Getting to Work initiative funded by the Corporation for public broadcasting. American Graduate focuses on helping youth succeed in school, career, and life by exploring challenges to entering the workforce facing today’s youth. This month, we will explore new career pathways for high-demand jobs. Educationally Speaking is a WHRV special, produced by Barry Graham, Kathy Martin and Paul Bibeau, that examines the current state ...
 
Did you ever have a question you were too uncomfortable to ask? How about finding yourself in a socially awkward situation and being unsure of what to do next? Mind Over Manners is a tool that can help! Lisa Godley and Sondra Woodward’s podcast endeavors to raise your social IQ. Join us each week for insights ranging from proper wedding and funeral etiquette, to how to handle that workplace romance, and even that online interaction on social media. Email your comments or questions to mindove ...
 
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T.K. Thorne served on the police force in Birmingham, Alabama for more than two decades before retiring as a precinct captain. After that, she began the career she’d dreamt of since childhood as an award-winning author. Her latest book, “Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Days,” peels back…
 
Night after night in Black and Brown communities in Hampton Roads it's the same story - multiple shootings, oftentimes involving our youth. Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone says gun violence is a public health crisis. Citizens in Portsmouth have taken to the streets in protest to stop the violence. Hampton residents are installing solar lights on t…
 
Jemel McWilliams is the creative force behind performances you've likely seen-- John Legend, Janelle Mona, Alicia Keys, Lizzo, MAGIC! and The Walls Group have worked under his direction. His artistic vision has manifested on the multiple platforms, including the Oscars, Grammy's, Coachella, BET Awards, NBC's "The Voice," and numerous music videos. …
 
Last month, Christopher Newport University announced an initiative called the New Musicals Lab. The New Musicals Lab brings together writers, directors, composers, designers, and performers from all over the country to create and workshop musical theatre in the safe haven of Hampton Roads. Rebecca Weinstein spoke with Artistic Producer Colin Ruffer…
 
Almost 400 bills in 48 states have been introduced this year proposing voting restrictions ahead of the 2022 elections. Seventeen states have enacted laws that tighten restrictions around casting ballots and running elections. Democratic legislators in Texas have literally left the state to stop that legislature from enacting voting rights restrict…
 
On this episode of Watching America, we hear from a former secret service agent who studied abnormal and forensic psychology. Mary Beth Wilkas Janke discusses her memoir, “The Protector: A Woman's Journey from the Secret Service to Guarding VIPs and Working in Some of the World's Most Dangerous Places.” Janke shares details of her harrowing adventu…
 
Only 15% of Black Virginians have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Why? What is keeping Black folks from protecting themselves against this deadly virus? And what can be done to change hearts and minds? We welcome back cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, but this time in a new role - Medical Director of Health Equity with Sentara. He is …
 
Dr. Stephen Meyer has dedicated his life to the philosophy of science in an attempt to answer some of the most pressing questions in the universe. In this episode of Watching America, Meyer talks about his book, “Return of the God Hypothesis.” While intellectuals in the 19th century began insisting that science and religion were in a never-ending w…
 
The AV Round Table takes a closer look at a few of the topics capturing the headlines. Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise, particularly in states where people are declining to be vaccinated. According to the Virginia Department of Health about half of all Virginians are fully vaccinated, but among African American's the number drops to le…
 
The legacy and the promise of John F. Kennedy, Jr. has always been a subject of controversy speculation in American culture. Now a scholar and friend of Kennedy comes forward with an important book to help unravel the mystery. In AMERICA'S RELUCTANT PRINCE: THE LIFE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY JR., Steven M. Gillon draws on his scholarship and his personal …
 
On July 1, 2021 adults 21 and older will legally be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Owning more than an ounce up to a pound is a civil offense with a $25 fine. But outside of medical dispensaries, it is illegal to sell marijuana until 2024. So many questions. So much confusion. So much you need to know before you legally smoke weed.…
 
Several years ago, Donna Francart started volunteering for a community crisis response team. She became aware of her innate compassion in dealing with difficult situations, which ultimately led her to a new line of work as a Deputy Coroner. Francart shares her experiences, documented through years of journaling, in her memoir, “I’ve Seen Dead Peopl…
 
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