HearSay Programming April 14 - 17, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

Washington's Spies

The British are coming! The British are coming! Redcoats, revolution, and RevQuest galore is the theme for today’s show as we sit down with local historians to discuss the local ties to AMC's new Revolutionary War spy show, “Turn,” and Colonial Williamsburg’s new online mission where you can try your hand at your own clandestine
historical adventure.

Scheduled Guests:
Taylor Stoermer
- Former Research Historian, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

John A. Nagy
- Scholar in Residence, Saint Francis University

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Living Language

The English language is a living thing, growing and changing with the passage of time and evolving to match the culture of its speakers.  On today's HearSay, we'll explore aspects of our language that have fallen out of prominence but might be deserving of a resurgence.  Also, Cathy Lewis is joined by the editor of the American Heritage Dictionary for a look at the new words making their way into our lexicon and the more obscure ones that are deserving of a place in your vocabulary.

Scheduled Guests:
Steve Kleinedler
– Editor of the American Heritage Dictionary


Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tips for Making Ends Meet

Have you ever been stuck with the bill and wondering what to tip? We are going to take an in-depth look at those on other side of that 20 percent. We'll consider if the federally set minimum wage for a tipped employee can be considered a living wage and explore what changes are in the works for Virginians who work for tips.

Scheduled Guests:

Gary A. Wagner - Professor of Economics, Economic Forecasting Project, ODU

Arun Ivatury - Campaign Strategist, National Employment Law Project

Michael McCall - Professor and Chair, Department of Marketing and Law, Ithaca College

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NATOFest 2014

Where can you rub shoulders with generals, take a tour of 28 countries, or enter your Dachshund in a costume contest? NATOFest of course! The celebration of our region's ties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will be celebrated later this month at Town Point Park.  In advance of the 2014 Norfolk NATO Festival, we'll take a look at the current state of NATO and the role our Norfolk branch plays in charting the organization's course for the future.

Scheduled Guests:
Trish Carrier
- Executive Director, Norfolk NATO Festival

Lt. Gen. Phil Jones
- Chief of Staff, NATO Allied Command Transformation

*Please note, topics and guests are subject to change.