HearSay Programming August 21 - August 24


Entrepreneurship in Hampton Roads
Monday, August 21, 2017

17.8 million people in the United States are working on launching roughly 9.5 million businesses, but the failure rate of startups is increasing. What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur? The creative minds at StartWheel have the answer. An online resource for business owners, StartWheel is on a mission to centralize and mobilize efforts that foster the growth of the regional innovation economy. Call us at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240 and share your comments.

Today's Guests:

Jeremiah Cronin – Is the Program Director for the Center for Enterprise Innovation at Old Dominion University

Martin Kaszubowski – Is the Executive Director of the Center for Enterprise Innovation at Old Dominion University

Monique Adams –    Is the executive director of 757 Angels

Nisha Witt - Is the CEO of Aesop Technologies and a Shaper at Global Shapers Norfolk. Aesop specializes in solar-powered products.

Jessica Taylor – Is a Physical Scientist at NASA Langley

Andria McClellan – Is a Norfolk City Councilwoman. Her son is attending college in South Carolina and though he isn’t due for check in until tomorrow, they left early this morning to avoid eclipse traffic

Rob Blizzard – Is a HearSay listener who’s in South Carolina for the total eclipse


Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Are you familiar with the term "doxing"
To "dox" means to breach one's anonymity and it's been done frequently online in the wake of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, VA. Rally participants have been exposed on social media and, as a result, been ridiculed, fired, and even disowned. We want your opinion: Is it an ethical move? Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter and join us live with your calls at 440-2665.

Today's Guest:

David Clinton Wills - is a Visiting Professor of Media, Culture and Communication at NYU Steinhardt. He explores the ethical, political, and social issues of identity.


An American Autocracy?
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In June, Senator Bernie Sanders issued a warning that the U..S. is creeping towards authoritarianism under the Trump administration, but does President Trump posess the hallmarks of an Autocrat? Today we'll explore the shape of modern authoritarian rule and consider whether or not President Trump is really consolidating power around himself, or if elevated media coverage is just making it appear that way.

Today's Guests:

Ruth Ben-Ghiat - is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University who writes about authoritarianism and propaganda

Samuel Moyn - is a professor of law and history at Yale University

Corey Robin - is a professor of political science at Brooklyn College and the CUNY Graduate Center. He is the author of The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin


Public Housing Crisis
Thursday, August 24, 2017

The United States is experiencing a public housing crisis exacerbated by privatization policies and long-term inattention. In Hampton Roads, the City of Norfolk continues to debate whether to demolish some of its public housing in the St. Paul's area. Today, we'll explore the potential impacts of the decision on Norfolk's residents.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.