HearSay Programming July 13-15


Reopening Schools

Monday, July 13, 2020

As different school systems plan to reopen throughout Virginia, teachers, parents and students are faced with difficult questions. We will talk to experts about the challenges and the controversy, but we hope to hear from you. Join the conversation at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM, and call in at 757-440-2665.

Today's Guests:
Matt Jones - Daily Press
Dr. Lagora Oliver Brooks - Sentara
Kelly Walker - Virginia Beach Education Association
Alyssa Hill - Teacher
Dawn Kanehl - Teacher


Race, History, Names And Symbols

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Protests over the killing of 46-year old black man George Floyd by Minneapolis police have forced a national conversation about race, including the racist symbols and figures that continue to exist in our society. Earlier this week, Gov. Ralph Northam called for districts to take Confederate names off of schools in Virginia, and monuments and statues to the Confederacy have been coming down across the country. Companies bearing racial stereotypes like Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben and Cream of Wheat have announced they are changing their names and updating their branding. Today, we’ll ask the question: What’s in a name? How do we determine which ones should stay or go? Join us with your thoughts, today at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Today's Guests:
Cainan Townsend – Director of Education and Outreach for the Robert Russa Moton Museum
Micki McElya – Professor of History at the University of Connecticut and author of Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America


Attorney General Mark Herring / Foreign Students

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Virginia's attorney general joins the show to discuss how the state eliminated a backlog of untested rape kits. Then we will talk about the crisis faced by foreign students who may have to leave the country. 

Today's Guests:
Mark Herring - Attorney General Of Virginia