HearSay Programming March 30 - April 2, 2015

A Flood of New Costs
Monday, March 30, 2015

This April Fool's Day, a congressional act that revised federal insurance premiums goes into effect. Coastal homeowners, including many here in Hampton Roads, don't find anything funny about the new costs. The government is slowly phasing out subsidized flood insurance for more than a million Americans with houses in flood zones who, in some cases, pay half the true commercial rate.  We'll take a closer look at the local impacts of the new rates and hear how residents across our region are bracing for the flood of new costs.


The Power of a Veto
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Last week, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that he has signed 733 bills passed by the Virginia General Assembly, vetoed 17 and amended 50 others, including tightening ethics reforms.  On today's HearSay we'll take a closer look at the bills that didn't make the cut and consider the Governor's reasoning behind those 17 vetoes.

HearSay from the Headlines
Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Join us for another edition of Headlines, when we tackle the latest news headlines that have you talking. 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 www.facebook.com/hearsaywithcathylewis.

A Stroke of Insight
Thursday, April 2, 2015

On the morning of December 10, 1996, Jill Bolte Taylor, a thirty-seven-year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist, experienced a massive stroke when a blood vessel exploded in the left side of her brain. A neuroanatomist by profession, she observed her own mind completely deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, talk, read, write, or recall any of her life, all within the space of four brief hours.  In her book, My Stroke of Insight, Taylor shares her unique perspective on the brain and its capacity for recovery, and the sense of omniscient understanding she gained from this unusual and inspiring voyage out of the abyss of a wounded brain. She joins us to discuss her incredible eight year journey to heal completely.