HearSay Programming Oct. 5 - 8, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin Update / 38th Annual ODU Literary Festival / Art Districts In Hampton Roads
Monday, October 5, 2015

Join us for an update today on the latest with Hurricane Joaquin and the weekend flooding in Hampton Roads.  Later in the hour, Old Dominion University is holding its 38th Annual Literary Festival this week.  We're joined by festival organizer Renee Olander and Irish poet Ted Deppe, whose latest work is Orpheus on the Red Line.  We will also speak with leaders ina the local arts community about the rise in "arts district" movements in Hampton Roads from NEON, VAMOCA, and PFAC. Our lines are open, and we invite you to let us know your thoughts by joining us live at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240. You can also e-mail the program at hearsay@whrv.org or join us on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hearsaywithcathylewis.

New News: Southside Daily / "Mark Warner the Dealmaker"
Tuesday, October 6, 2015

There's a new news station in town and its address is online!  Southside Daily is Local Voice's newest radio-supported online newspaper using the same model as the Williamsburg Yorktown Daily (WYDaily.com). On today's program, we'll talk with the creators of this latest media mix of radio and newspaper reporting. Later in the hour, Senator Mark Warner was an entrepreneur from a young age and became the world’s first cellular industry broker.  As Governor, he led Virginia out of its worst fiscal crisis in decades, and evenutally made it to the U.S. Senate.  Author Will Payne joins us to discuss his new book, Mark Warner the Dealmaker, the story of how Senator Warner entered the governor’s office a hands-on dealmaker and emerged a statesman. 

Upcoming Election Primer / State of the Region Report
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

The November general election is less than a month away.  On today's program, Dr. Quentin Kidd, Vice Provost and director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, joins HearSay host, Cathy Lewis, to review the candidates and the issues voters are facing this year.  Later, we're joined by Dr. James Koch, Board of Visitors Professor of Economics and President Emeritus at Old Dominion University. Dr. Koch shares his findings in the 16th Annual State of the Region Report with us as we explore its implications for the Hampton Roads area.  

Special Programming: Virginia Senate Leaders Norment and Saslaw Debate
Thursday, October 8, 2015

Which party will control the Virginia Senate after the November 3 general election? The Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University hosted a debate between Senate Majority Leader Tommy Norment (R) and Minority Leader Dick Saslaw (D) this week.  Today, we bring you that event in which Norment and Saslaw debate why voters should give their respective party the majority. This program was edited for time contraints.