Monday, May 27, 2013
Memorial Day 2013 Special Programming: War and Place
Tom Brokaw and others discuss Memorials, Veterans, Vietnam and Wars. Tom Brokaw, shares memories of his moving visits to Normandy and Pearl Harbor - how they changed his life, and enabled him to understand the great sacrifices of ordinary people, from hometowns like his. He's joined by writer Maxine Hong Kingston, who helps Veterans put their memories on paper with "healing and writing workshops." Also, Distinguished novelist Robert Stone ("Dog Soldiers") discusses the cultural legacy of Vietnam and former Marine Wayne Karlin, author of "War Movies: Journeys to Vietnam", shares stories from soldier and authors on both sides of that conflict and discusses how the picture of the Vietnam War in film has evolved over the years.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Memorial Day 2013 Special Programming: In Search of America 50 Years After Steinbeck
The writer John Steinbeck climbed into a pickup-camper that he’d named Rocinante, after Don Quixote’s horse, and started driving. His account of the journey, Travels with Charley In Search of America, was published in 1962, the same year Steinbeck won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He drove along an historical seam between one era and another, one kind of country and another.
Producer John Biewen went to key locations on Steinbeck’s itinerary and in each place collaborated with an artist who’s deeply grounded in that place. Travels with Mike comprises a series of conversations, across time, between a great American writer of the last century and a diverse array of contemporary artists — conversations about issues, place, and the spirit of the country.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Segment A: Racial Identity
A key subset of both individual and collective identity is one of racial and ethnic identification. These constructs, for Americans in particular, are continuously growing more complex and difficult to frame. On this segment of today’s HearSay, host Cathy Lewis will speak with a local scholar who's examining the complex interplay of cultural and racial identities in our modern society.
Charles Wilson - Dean, College of Arts and Letters at Old Dominion University
Segement B: “Out In America”
"Out In America" is a documentary airing on WHRO TV-15 on June 4, 2013 at 9:00 pm. It is a collection of unique, transformative stories and inspiring personal narratives told through the lens of the country’s most prominent LGBT figures and pioneers, as well as many average, yet extraordinary, citizens from Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender communities. In this half-hour of HearSay, we'll talk with the producer/director of the film, Andrew Goldberg, and also Dr. Dana Heller, with Old Dominion University Gay Cultural Studies.
ODU’s Gay Cultural Studies, in partnership with WHRO, will present a free screening of "Out In America" prior to the broadcast on WHRO-TV 15, on May 30, 2013 at 7:30 pm, at the Old Dominion University Theater at 4601 Hampton Boulevard in Norfolk. The May 30th event will be hosted by Danny Epperson, WHRO Senior TV & Radio Producer, and Bill Griggs, Executive Director at Young Audiences of Virginia. A post-screening discussion will be moderated by Dr. Dana Heller, Eminent Scholar and Chair, Department of English, Old Dominion University. The event is free and open to the public. For more information call 757-889-9440.
Dr. Dana Heller - Eminent Scholar and Chair, Department of English, Old Dominion University, ODU Gay Cultural Studies
Andrew Goldberg - Producer/Director, "Out In America"
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Call of Jury Duty
On today's program, we revisit a classic HearSay conversation about the role of a juror in the judicial process. Join us as we break down how jurors are selected and go in-depth on just what it means to be a juror.
Peter Decker, III - Attorney with Decker, Cardon, Thomas, Weintraub & Neskis, PC
Paula Hannaford-Agor - Adjunct Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School
Gerald L. Stokes - Supervising Deputy of the Licenses, Permits, Finances and Jury Division of the Norfolk Circuit Court Clerk's Office.
*Please note, topics and guests are subject to change.