Founding Gardeners

Posted by: perry 9/13/2011 10:26 PM

Tuesday, September 13
Founding Gardeners
The botanical pursuits of America’s first four presidents were much more than a preoccupying hobby. It was central to their vision of the American republic. On today’s program, we’ll talk about the uniquely American garden that Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Madison created with the author of “Founding Fathers: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation.”

Scheduled Guest:
Andrea Wulf, author of “Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature, and the Shaping of the American Nation”
www.AndreaWulf.com

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HearSay From the Headlines: 9/11 Ten Years Later

Posted by: perry 9/12/2011 10:31 PM

HearSay From the Headlines: 9/11 Ten Years Later
On Monday’s Headline show, we reflect on the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In the days immediately following the attacks, our HEARSAY broadcasts focused on local reaction. On today’s show, we’ll revisit moments from those programs and ask the question that Americans first pondered 10 years ago: How has 9/11 changed us?

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The Birth of the Weather Channel

Posted by: perry 9/8/2011 12:04 AM

Thursday, September 8
The Birth of the Weather Channel
Despite being mocked by media colleagues that around-the-clock weather programs would be as exciting as watching paint dry, the late Frank Batten Sr. of Norfolk created the Weather Channel in 1982.  That now iconic network, and later its website, would become the largest private weather company in the world.  Batten, also the man behind The Virginian-Pilot, built a media empire centered on honesty, integrity, and ethics.  Today, we'll talk with Connie Sage, a former longtime reporter and editor for The Virginian-Pilot, and corporate staff member of Landmark Communications. She's written a new book about the media pioneer.  It's the untold story of a man whose name few recognize, yet who helped change the face of the media in the 20th century.
 
Scheduled Guest:
Connie Sage
- author, "Frank Batten: The Untold Story of the Founder of the Weather Channel"

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Prohibition: Part 2

Posted by: perry 9/7/2011 10:58 PM

Wednesday, September 7
Prohibition: Part 2
On Wednesday's program, we continue our month-long weekly series focused on filmmaker Ken Burns’s latest documentary, "Prohibition.”  The program will air in October on WHRO-TV and tells the history of the rise and fall of the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The saga of prohibition goes far beyond the oft-told tales of gangsters, rum runners, flappers and speakeasies.  It is the story of unintended consequences and a nation divided by politics, religion, and individual rights and responsibilities. 

Scheduled Guests:
Pam Rickard
- Regional Liaison & Alumni Coordinator for The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place www.farleycenter.com

Dr. Robert J. Ackerman - Professor of Sociology and Director of the Mid- Atlantic Addiction Training Institute at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and a co- founder of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics.

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HearSay From The Headlines

Posted by: perry 9/6/2011 11:36 PM

Tuesday, September 6
HearSay From The Headlines
What's in the news?  The summer season is over, vacation time is up, and school is back in session. Join host Cathy Lewis as we explore some of the headlines that have you talking.  Call in live at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240 to join the conversation.  You can also e-mail the program at hearsay@whrv.org or chime in on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hearsaywithcathylewis.

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The Cancer Diagnosis of Today - Thursday, September 1, 2011

Posted by: danny 9/1/2011 12:38 AM

Thursday, September 1
The Cancer Diagnosis of Today
Cancer is always a devastating diagnosis and too many times it is a final verdict for its victims.  On Thursday's program, we’ll talk with the Pulitzer Prize winning author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer. It is much more than a story of uncontrolled cell growth, it is a history of battles waged over thousands of years – and the people and tools, drugs and tumors, chemicals and experiments that have led us to modern day treatments and therapies.

Scheduled Guest:
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee
- cancer physician and researcher, author “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer"

 

 

 

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