HearSay Programming April 30-May 3


Public Safety Pay Inequities

Monday, May 14, 2018

Public safety staff in Virginia Beach have been asking the city to fix pay disparities for over a decade. The city responded last week by allocating $3.2 million in their budget to adjust the pay of more than 6,000 employees next year. City Council votes on the budget Tuesday, May 15. Vice Mayor Jim Wood and Deputy City Manager Steve Cover will join us to discuss fixing compensation issues which will ultimately cost $38 million. We'll also talk to a firefighter who said he first contacted the city about the issue 17 years ago. Join us by calling 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240.

Coming up after HearSay: Left, Right & Center


What It Means To Be An American
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Today we're discussing what it means to be an American from the perspective of two groups: Native Americans and Puerto Rican's. Virginia's Pamunkey Tribe was granted federal recognition in 2015, and six more tribes in Virginia received federal recognition this January. We'll talk to Pamunkey Chief Robert Gray about their desire to be self-sufficient, which includes plans to build Virginia's first casino. We'll also talk to Politico reporter Dan Diamond about the ongoing controversy between the Trump Administration and Native Americans that cuts to the core of their identity. And later on we'll discuss the state of Puerto Rico and the struggle to rebuild an American community. Tune in at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Coming up after HearSay: The Thomas Jefferson Hour


A Look In The Mirror
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Old Dominion University Professor and Eminent Scholar Dana Heller joins us today to take a look at issues in popular culture and what they say about us as Americans. Professor Heller is the author of books about reality television, the tragedy of 9/11 and LGBT issues. Which popular culture issues are you interested in and passionate about? Tune in at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Coming up after HearSay: Wednesday Special


In The Garden 

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Rain is on the forecast, but that's good news for your garden! speaking of, we're In the Garden today with our resident plant guru Jim Orband. We'll take all your gardening questions and concerns. But first, we'll talk to anthropolgist and author KAtherine Verdery about her book, "My Life as a Spy: Investigations in a Secret Police File." She's speaking at the Slover Library tonight for the World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads. 

Coming up after HearSay: A Way With Words