A Conversation with the Countess of Highclere/Rightful Owner

Posted by: perry 2/10/2014 1:24 AM

Monday, February 10, 2014

Segment A: A Conversation with the Countess of Highclere: Lady Fiona Carnarvon 

WHRO and Colonial Williamsburg welcome Lady Fiona Carnarvon, the eighth and current countess of Highclere Castle, the real-life home to "Downton Abbey."  Lady Carnarvon will join HearSay host, Cathy Lewis, for a conversation about the acclaimed PBS program, "Downton Abbey," and take us behind the walls of the spectacular Highclere Castle.  We'll also find out how the plot of the fictitious Grantham family actually reflects many of the real-life challenges the Carnarvon family faced over the years. Join us for this very special program and regionally exclusive interview surrounding television's most beloved series as Lady Carnarvon visits the United States.  Lady Carnarvon will be enjoying tea and conversation at a sold-out event later this evening at the Williamsburg Lodge. 

Scheduled Guest:

Lady Fiona Carnarvon - Countess of Highclere Castle and author, “Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey” and “Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey”
highclerecastle.co.uk

http://www.ladycarnarvon.com

Segment B: Rightful Owner
In the second-half of today's program, we continue the theme of "real-life" stories behind the things we enjoy.  They say "every picture has a story," but that saying can also be associated with any objects we possess.  What happens when these objects end up in someone else's hands?  Will they ever know the "real story?"  Perhaps you picked something up at a thrift store or found it hidden in a coat pocket from a yard sale, or even in the glove box of a used car.  Have you ever found out the "real story" behind something you now own?  Our guests will share stories about their discoveries, and we hope you will, too, as we explore who the "rightful owners" are to the objects we uncover.  Join us!

Scheduled Guests:

Keith Flippen - shares the story of how he found a book with family writings in an auctioned car and traced it to the family from which it came

Matt Carlson - shares the story of how he bought a Purple Heart at a flea market and traced it to the family of the fallen veteran to "bring him home"
purpleheartsreunited.org

Isaac Acosta, Jr. - shares his discoveries from a rather unusual hobby, collecting frames with “forgotten families” from thrift stores.

 

 

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The 2014 General Assembly Session: Week Five

Posted by: perry 2/6/2014 12:08 AM

Thursday, February 6, 2013

The 2014 General Assembly Session: Week Five

With over a month under its belt, The Virginia General Assembly is already tackling a wide range of issues that include marriage equality, felon voting rights, ethics reform and SOL reform. As Virginia's lawmakers work their way through thousands of pieces of legislation over the 60-day session, we'll bring you a series of one-on-one conversations with your elected representatives in Richmond.

Scheduled Guests:

Senator Jeff McWaters
 - Represents the 8th District in the Virginia State Senate
jeffmcwaters.com

Senator John Miller - Represents the 1st District in the Virginia State Senate
senatorjohnmiller.com

Senator Kenny Alexander - Represents the 5th District in the Virginia State Senate
senatorkennethcalexander.com

 

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STEM'S Older Students

Posted by: perry 2/5/2014 10:37 PM

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 

STEM'S Older Students

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs all across Virginia are being planned and implemented to prepare K-12 students for the new century's high-tech careers, but what is being done to continue those efforts as students attend institutions of higher learning? On today's HearSay, we'll look at events and initiatives designed to keep college students engaged in STEM education and prepare them to become the next generation of STEM educators.

Scheduled Guests:

Dr. Rich Whittecar
 - CoDirector, MonarchTeach, Old Dominion University
odu.edu/monarchteach

Dr. Kim Baskette - 
Program Coordinator, MonarchTeach, Old Dominion University

Jake Newman
 - MonarchTeach Student

Kirsten Young
 - MonarchTeach Student

Melodi Albert - HackU Organizer, VP, Management Development, Dominion Enterprises

Joe Fuller - HackU 2 Judge, VP and CIO, Dominion Enterprises

Andrew Wharton - HackU Alumnus
https://www.facebook.com/dehackathon

 

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HearSay from the Headlines 2/4

Posted by: perry 2/4/2014 10:47 PM

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

HearSay from the Headlines 2/4

Join us for another edition of Headlines, when we tackle the latest news stories that have you talking. This week we'll consider the latest recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Improving Mental Health Services and Crisis Response to improve Virginia's mental health services. Join us with your thoughts by calling in 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 facebook.com/hearsaywithcathylewis.

Scheduled Guests:

Richard Bonnie
 - Chair, Virginia Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, Director, University of Virginia's Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy
courts.state.va.us

Beau Kirkwood - Executive Director, The Chas Foundation
thechasfoundation.org

Gabriel Morgan - Sheriff, City of Newport News, Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health Services and Crisis Response
dbhds.virginia.gov

Brian Stettin - Policy Director, Treatment Advocacy Center
treatmentadvocacycenter.org

 

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Drones Over Virginia

Posted by: perry 2/3/2014 11:46 PM

Monday, February 3, 2014

Drones Over Virginia
It's a bird... it's a plane... it's an unmanned aircraft system? UAS's, or drones as they're more commonly known, are headed to six states, including right here in Virginia. Their arrival is part of a comprehensive safety test being conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration. Each of the six states will testing drones in a different context with Virginia's responsibility being "drone failure." We'll discuss the benefits of being selected for the highly competitive program as well as privacy issues raised by the drones' presence.

Scheduled Guests:

Mark Warner
 - Senior U.S. Senator, Representing Virginia
warner.senate.gov

Kevin Kochersberger - Mechanical Engineering Faculty, Unmanned Systems Lab, Virginia Tech
me.vt.edu/unmanned

Claire Gastañaga
 - Executive Director, ACLU of Virginia
acluva.org

Craig Quigley
 - Executive Director, Hampton Roads Military & Federal Facilities Alliance
hrmffa.org

 

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