The Monument In Portsmouth / Sen. Lynwood Lewis

Posted by: toddw 8/31/2020 10:18 PM

The Monument In Portsmouth / Sen. Lynwood Lewis

Monday, August 31, 2020

The Confederate monument in Portsmouth came down. We will discuss its history and the controversy and protests around it. Then, we will talk to Sen. Lynwood Lewis about the General Assembly. Join us at noon.

Today's Guests:
Mechelle Hankerson - WHRO
Sheri Bailey - JuneteenthVA
Mae Breckenridge-Haywood - The African American Historical Society of Portsmouth
Sen. Lynwood Lewis - VA-100

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College In The Fall

Posted by: toddw 8/26/2020 11:45 PM

College In The Fall

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Colleges and universities across the country are struggling to decide how to carry out their fall semesters amid the coronavirus pandemic. We’ll take a look at what the schools in our region are doing and discuss the health, educational and financial factors that are driving decisions. Are you a student or parent dealing with this situation? Join us at noon and call us at 757-440-2665 with your questions and comments.  

Today's Guests:
Terry Hartle – The American Council on Education
Chris Quintana - USA Today
William Harvey - Hampton University
Kate Masters - Virginia Mercury
Annastasia Bimler - Student

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Gov. Ralph Northam / Voting / Evictions / Schools

Posted by: toddw 8/25/2020 10:22 PM

Gov. Ralph Northam / Voting / Evictions / Schools

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

The governor will join the show to discuss the ongoing pandemic, the voting process in Virginia, police reform, his legislative priorities and other challenges facing the state. We will also discuss a variety of policy questions with the Chesapeake Registrar, a Chesapeake Public Schools official and WHRO's Sam Turken. Join us on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Today's Guests:
Mary Lynn Pinkerman - City of Chesapeake
Sam Turken - WHRO
Gov. Ralph Northam - Governor Of Virginia
Jeff Faust - Chesapeake Public Schools

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The Monument In Portsmouth / COVID-19

Posted by: toddw 8/24/2020 10:48 PM

The Monument In Portsmouth / COVID-19

Monday, August 24, 2020

We will talk about the court case involving protests in Portsmouth, and the history and controversy surrounding the Confederate monument there. After that, we will talk about the new COVID-19 statistics in Hampton Roads, and what they mean for all of us.

Today's Guests:
Margaret Matray and Ana Ley - The Virginian-Pilot
Tony Macklan - Local resident
Dr. Nancy Welch - Chesapeake Health Department
Matthew Stearn - HELP, Inc.

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A.G. Mark Herring / General Assembly Report

Posted by: toddw 8/20/2020 12:17 AM

A.G. Mark Herring / General Assembly Report

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

We will talk to Virginia's Attorney General Mark Herring about his priorities for police reform. Then we will unpack what happened at the General Assembly.

Today's Guests:
Mark Herring - Attorney General Of Virginia
Laura Vozzella - The Washington Post
Del. Marcia Price - 95th District

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Office Space / US Postal Service

Posted by: toddw 8/18/2020 10:16 PM

Office Space / US Postal Service

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

How will COVID-19 change the future of offices, teleworking and everything in between? We will discuss the immediate issues and the long-term implications. Then a reporter from Politico will discuss the US Postal Service's role in the upcoming election. Join us on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Today's Guests:
Jeffrey Steele - Forbes
Alexandra Craig - 1701
Marko Frigelj - IncuHub
Anita Kumar - Politico

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Vice Presidential Pick / Flu Season / General Assembly Preview

Posted by: toddw 8/17/2020 10:19 PM

Vice Presidential Pick / Flu Season / General Assembly Preview

Monday, August 17, 2020

We will discuss how the selection of Kamala Harris as Democratic V.P. nominee will change the races up and down the ballot. Then we will talk about how flu season will impact a community already facing COVID-19. Finally, we will look ahead to the state's General Assembly special session.

Today's Guests:
Rachel Bitecofer - Niskanen Center
Gregg Gonsalves - Yale School of Medicine
Michael Pope - WVTF
Randy Wight - Former Norfolk City Councilman

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Community / Election FAQ

Posted by: toddw 8/12/2020 10:17 PM

Community / Election FAQ

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

We will talk about what makes a community resilient in the face of COVID-19, and what people have told researchers from ODU's "Life In Hampton Roads" survey. After that, we will answer questions and discuss concerns about the upcoming election with Prof. Rebecca Green, co-director of the Election Law Program at William & Mary Law School. Become part of the conversation at noon.

Today's Guests:
Tancy Vandecar-Burdin - Old Dominion University
Pam Fessler - NPR
Rebecca Green - William & Mary Law School
Sylvia Albert - Common Cause

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Online Censorship And Free Speech

Posted by: toddw 8/11/2020 11:40 PM

Online Censorship And Free Speech

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Last week, Twitter and Facebook removed posts by President Trump and his campaign that they said violated their policy on spreading coronavirus misinformation. We’ll discuss the issue of social media and censorship with author Suzanne Nossel and Heather Kelly of the Washington Post’s tech team. Then, we will talk to someone trying to make things easier on Twitter. Join us on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Today's Guests:
Heather Kelly - The Washington Post
Suzanne Nossel - CEO of PEN America and author of Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech For All
Ellen Kamilakis - VDOT

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The US Postal Service / COVIDWISE

Posted by: toddw 8/10/2020 10:17 PM

The US Postal Service / COVIDWISE

Monday, August 10, 2020

First, we will discuss the challenges facing the U.S. Postal Service. Then, we’ll talk about Virginia’s new COVIDWISE app. Our state was the first to adopt an app aimed at stopping the spread of COVID-19, and we’ll learn all about how it works.

Today's Guests:
Michael Shear - The New York Times
Philip Rubio - North Carolina A&T State University
Ned Oliver - Virginia Mercury
Jeff Stover - Virginia Department of Health

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