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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.
 
Smart Pill is a podcast delivering concentrated knowledge on topics that are important to curious young professionals. Our goal? To help you talk and act more intelligently about the issues affecting your life. Produced by the WHRO Emerging Leaders Board, some episodes share recordings of our live salon series, while others, use interviews with experts to explore salon themes. Past themes: Sea Level Rise; the Impact of Digital Technology on Art; Diversity and Inclusion in Comics and Geek Cul ...
 
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.
 
Sometimes children say it best. Unafraid to say what they mean directly and unapologetically, most children will tell you exactly what they are thinking if you ask them. And sometimes they are wise beyond their years. Hampton Roads teacher and award-winning author, Lydia Netzer, found this out recently when she set out to get some answers from local children. After an exhaustive past few years of political rhetoric from politicians and pundits on “what will fix America,” Netzer decided to as ...
 
WHRO arts and culture reporter Rebecca Weinstein brings you a fresh, exciting take on our vibrant local arts scene. A seasoned writer and classically trained soprano with a commitment to expanding audiences for the arts, she grew up and discovered her love of the performing arts in the Hampton Roads area, studied music at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and honed her arts writing skills while living and working in the Washington, D.C. area. Rebecca is your friendly, knowle ...
 
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.
 
Here and Then is an award winning series of fast paced, information packed features hosted by local historian John Quarstein. Through this series of one-minute vignettes, viewers gain a perspective about the rich history of Hampton Roads through visits to Isle of Wight County and St. Lukes Church, Jamestown and the first settlers, Lincolns visit to Ft. Monroe and the first landing at Cape Henry and more.
 
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This episode is not appropriate for all listeners. Award-winning photographer Mark Laita has used his skills for clients such as Adidas, Apple and Mercedes-Benz, and his photography has been exhibited worldwide. But he might be doing the most important work of his life right now on Skid Row in Los Angeles. A few years ago, Laita started taking phot…
 
June 19, 1865 - the day that the enslaved in Texas finally got the news of the Emancipation Proclamation outlawing slavery in the United States ...two and a half years after the proclamation went into effect! The commemoration of that day is called Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day. We learn the…
 
You may know actor Greg Ellis from his role as “Lieutenant Commander Groves” in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean. Perhaps you’d recognize him as “Chief Engineer Olsen” from J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. Or maybe you remember him from The Titanic, Forsaken, and countless television roles. In this episode of Watching America, we don’t talk about the roles…
 
Our AV Round Table pundits answer a provocative question - "When was the first time you knew you were Black?" It's a question that goes to the heart of how African Americans perceive themselves and others in terms of race and racism. Plus, analysis of the results of Virginia's Democratic primary and a look ahead to the general election.…
 
We first met with Ayaan Hirsi Ali last year about her work as an advocate for freedom of speech and the rights of Muslim women, as well as her conviction to the values of Western liberalism. Ali was born and raised in Somalia, became a Dutch citizen (and representative) as a young adult, and now is a citizen of the U.S. In this episode, she talks a…
 
An African American university president and classical cellist shares his story of navigating race and the cultural divide as a leader in academia and the arts. As one reviewer put it, "As a child musician, he met with Coretta Scott King. As an adult educator, he sat at Maya Angelou's holiday table. But it is his success as a Black intellectual nav…
 
In her latest book, “First Platoon: A Story of Modern War in the Age of Identity Dominance,” award-winning author Annie Jacobsen documents how the U.S. Department of Defense has built the world’s most powerful biometrics database. It has the power to identify, monitor, catalogue, and police people all over the world.The San Francisco City Book Revi…
 
For 25 years NPR/WHRV listeners have turned to her for civil and insightful conversation about issues that matter, especially in Hampton Roads. HearSay with Cathy Lewis was the place to go for the facts and to hear the thoughts of your friends and neighbors. Cathy Lewis is the queen of daytime radio talk. Cathy sits on the "other side" of the mic a…
 
It started with one haircut.“One evening in the spring of 2015, I was on my way to a friend’s house after work. I didn’t make it. I walked past a man who was homeless at the time. I would often stop to speak with him … but this time was different … I remembered that I had my tools in my backpack and asked if he’d like his hair cut. In the hour that…
 
What would make a 38-year-old female African American comedienne and a 70+-year-old White venture capitalist become the best of friends? How do they navigate through the hard conversations around race, equity and inclusion? What do they share in common and what do they learn from one another? We take a "Coffee Break" with AV pundit Allison Moore an…
 
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