HearSay Programming May 4 - 7, 2015


Ferguson, Baltimore, and Beyond
Monday, May 4, 2015

The six Baltimore police officers involved in the arrest of Freddie Gray – who died after being injured in police custody – have been charged criminally, State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Friday.  The week's events leading up to that announcement, including rioting, looting, and protesting throughout west Baltimore, mirrored events in Ferguson, MO from late last year.  Today we'll speak with three local police chiefs about one's experience assisting the Sanford, Fla and Ferguson, MO Police Departments at the height of the unrest and the possibility of similar protests happening here in Hampton Roads.

HearSay from the Headlines
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Join us for another edition of Headlines, when we tackle the latest news headlines that have you talking. Today we'll unpack new polling data from CNU's Wason Center about who residents of Virginia are most likely to vote for come this November's Presidential Election.  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.

Who Do You Think Should Drink?
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

It should come as no surprise that for many college students, alcohol is a part of life on and off of campus. On today’s HearSay we will discuss an initiative by a group of over 130 college presidents to lower the legal drinking age. But will lowering the drinking age solve other problems often associated with underage drinking, such as binge drinking and sexual assault? Join us for a discussion about whether the current system is the safest choice or whether it might be time for a change.

Changing with the Climate
Thursday, May 7, 2015

As sea levels rise and land subsides, local communities are forced to find new ways to adapt. One group of local students is blazing a trail in the field of climate adaptation by redesigning one local neighborhood from the waterline up. We're joined today by Wetland Watch's Skip Stiles and the young students he's helping to design the nations first climate change adapted neighborhood: Norfolk's Chesterfield Heights.