After Charlottesville

Posted by: victorb 8/15/2017 1:14 AM

After Charlottesville
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A nationwide conversation continues to take shape in the wake of the violence and unrest surrounding this weekend's 'Unite the Right' demonstration in Charlottesville, Virginia. As discussions of white nationalism, racism, and the far-right continue to take shape in the media and social media spaces, we invite you to join us live at 1-800-940-2240 and share your own thoughts on how this weekend's events have impacted you and the conversations you're having.

Today's Guests:

Kevin E. Grisham –Is the Assistant Director of Research at the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino

Sean Davis –I'm an independent journalist/blogger who mainly covers protests, movements and climate change issues

Tony McAleer –Is the co-founder of Life After Hate, a nonprofit created by former members of the American violent far-right extremist movement

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Racism in Charlottesville

Posted by: victorb 8/14/2017 10:05 PM

Racism in Charlottesville
Monday, August 14, 2017

A white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend left one dead and many injured. Today, we'll reflect on the rally and want to know: How do you decide when/how to respond to developments like these? Call us at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240 and share your comments.

Today's Guest:

Scott Shepherd - is a former grand dragon of the Tennessee KKK. He was featured on the Independent Lens | PBS documentary "Reformed Racists: Is There Life After Hate for Former White Supremacists?"

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Procter & Gamble | Missouri Travel Advisory

Posted by: victorb 8/10/2017 11:52 PM

Procter & Gamble | Missouri Travel Advisory
Thursday, August 10, 2017

Procter & Gamble's latest ad, "The Talk", debuted this month and builds on the company's "My Black Is Beautiful" campaign. The ad is receiving mixed social media reviews from consumers. Join us at noon today for a conversation about the power of advertising. Later, we'll explore the significance of the NAACP's recent decision to issue a travel advisory for the state of Missouri. Let's talk about it! We'll also check in with Mal Vincent and find out what's going on this week in Mal's World. Tune in at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Today's Guest:

Jeffrey Mittman - Executive Director of the Missouri ACLU

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HearSay Headlines

Posted by: victorb 8/9/2017 10:09 PM

HearSay Headlines
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Today we're opening our lines to get your take on the latest headlines from Washington. Has a recent political development made you feel better or worse about the state of our nation? Join us with your thoughts by calling 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240 and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Down-Ballot Races in Virginia | License Plate Scanners

Posted by: victorb 8/8/2017 12:20 AM

Down-Ballot Races in Virginia | License Plate Scanners
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

With just three months until Virginia's Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General candidates square off, we'll talk with Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist Jeff Schapiro about how the races are shaping up. Later, we'll delve into the controversy surrounding license plate scanners.

Today's Guests:

JEFF SCHAPIRO – Is a columnist with the Richmond Times-Dispatch

LAURA VOZZELLA – Is a reporter covering Virginia pilitics for the Washington Post

CLAIRE GASTAÑAGA – Is the Executive Director of The ACLU of Virginia

ADAM SCHWARTZ – Is a Senior Staff Attorney with the Electronic Frontier Foundation

DANA SCHRAD – Is the Executive Director of the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police

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Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Posted by: victorb 8/7/2017 10:35 PM

Atlantic Coast Pipeline
Monday, August 7, 2017

The proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) is a 600-mile underground interstate natural gas transmission pipeline. Like the Dakota Access Pipeline, the ACP has come under fire from environmental groups, like the Southern Environmental Law Center, concerned about the pipeline's impacts on Virginia's natural resources. Those who support the pipeline, including Governor Terry McAuliffe and Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, say that its construction will bring more than 8,000 jobs to the Commonwealth. Do you support the construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline? Call us at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240 and share your comments.

Today's Guests:

Will Cleveland - is a Senior Attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center

Charmayne Staloff - is an Associate Attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center

Jim Kibler - is the president of Virginia Natural Gas

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Language Learning and Dementia

Posted by: victorb 8/3/2017 10:09 PM

Language Learning and Dementia
Thursday, August 3, 2017

In the United States, researchers are on a mission to prevent or delay cognitive impairment in Americans. One approach to warding off dementia? Learning a second language. Evidence shows that bilingualism protects the brain: in bilinguists, certain types of dementia show up five years later than in monolinguists. Today, we're exploring efforts in science and academics to reduce dementia diagnoses. Later, we'll check in with Mal Vincent and find out what's going on this week in Mal's World

Today's Guests:

Dr. Laura Baker - is a cognitive neuroscientist and lead expert on the new $20 million United States study about the impact of certain lifestyle changes on the onset of dementia 

Dr. Thomas Bak - works for the University of Edinburgh in the school of philosophy, psychology and language sciences. He is the co-author of a study that examined bilingual advantage in those who are illiterate 

Dr. Evy Woumans - works for Ghent University in the Department of Experimental Psychology. She co-authored a study that examined how bilingualism delays the clinical manifestation of Alzheimer's disease

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Domestic Workers | Political Analysis

Posted by: victorb 8/2/2017 10:07 PM

Domestic Workers | Political Analysis
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Today, Dr. Quentin Kidd and Dr. Matt Dallek join the broadcast for a discussion about political nepotism.  Later, host Cathy Lewis sits down for a talk with Jennifer Fish, author of Domestic Workers of the World Unite! and Shirley Pryce about the international domestic workers movement. Join us at 440-2665 and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter. 

Today's Guests:

Dr. Matthew Dallek - is an associate professor at George Washington University's Graduate School of a Political Management and is a political historian whose intellectual interests include the intersection of social crises and political transformation, the evolution of the modern conservative movement, and liberalism and its critics.

Dr. Quentin Kidd - is the Executive Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University

Dr. Jennifer Fish - is the Professor and Chair of Women's Studies at Old Dominion University. She is a sociologist who focuses on women's labor and migration in the informal economy, with an emphasis on transitional activism and development. She is the author of the book Domestic Workers of the World Unite!

Shirley Pryce - is a Domestic Workers Rights Leader

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100 Years of NASA Langley

Posted by: morgan 8/1/2017 12:02 AM

100 Years of NASA Langley
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Air travel, spaceflight, robotic solar-system missions: science fiction to those alive at the turn of the 20th century became science fact to those living in the 21st. America’s aerospace future has been literally made at NASA’s Langley Research Center by the best and brightest the U.S. can offer. Today we'll look back on the 100-year history of one of the most important hubs of aviation innovation on the planet, as reported on by the Daily Press for the past century. Later, Old Dominion University Planetarium Director, Justin Mason, joins us with viewing and safety tips for this month's big solar elcipse!

Today's Guests:

Mark St. John Erickson
– Is a History and Visual Arts Reporter for the Daily Press. He’s co-author of The Unknown and Impossible: How a research facility in Virginia mastered the air and conquered space

Mike Holtzclaw – Is a Senior Reporter with the Daily Press. He’s co-author of The Unknown and Impossible: How a research facility in Virginia mastered the air and conquered space

Dr. Brian Weeden – Is the Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation, a private foundation that promotes cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space.

Justin Mason – Is the Director of Old Dominion University’s Pretlow Planetarium

 

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