Special Memorial Day Programming
Monday, May 30, 2016
"When We Won the War: 1945" revisits the haunted, tragic and triumphant year that America and its allies won World War II, including interviews with historian Jim Madison and World War II homefront occupants Virginia McNellen and Don Gray, news clips, and music of the year from Bing Crosby, Les Brown, Woody Herman, Doris Day, the Andrews Sisters, and Charlie Parker.
WHRO's The Scene
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
WHRO's Emmy-nominated digital arts initiative, "The Scene" is half-way through its third season. So far, you've gotten to see a slice of life from local artists including a world-renown blues musician, a fabric artist, a ceramic sculptor, and a traveling band of seven siblings. How do producers with "The Scene" uncover these gems of the vibrant local arts community from around Hampton Roads? How has being a part of this series affected the lives of the artists profiled? What's coming up this season? Join the conversation and tell us what "The Scene" means or is for you.
Hampton Roads Pride: Love Unites
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
PrideFest turns 28 this June for Hampton Roads Pride, the local non-profit, LGBT organization whose mission is to unite the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and allied communities in support of inclusion, dignity and equality of all people. Hampton Roads Pride's annual celebration held at Town Point Park is the city's largest one-day celebration and this year's theme is Love Unites. How did organizers select that theme? What major strides has it seen for the LGBT community in our region? We'll talk with festival organizers and board members on today's program about the festival coming up on June 18, 2016.
NPR President, Jarl Mohn
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Today we'll talk with Jarl Mohn's about deep media experience has spanned all media platforms as well as rapid changes in audience trends. He spent almost 20 years in radio, many as a disc jockey at stations including WNBC in New York. In addition to his on-air work in radio, he served as a programmer, general manager, and owner of a group of radio stations. He created E! Entertainment Television, and served as its president and CEO for almost a decade.
*PLEASE NOTE: TOPICS AND GUESTS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.