HearSay Programming September 17-20


Virginia Beach and Big Pharma

Monday, September 17, 2018

The City of Virginia Beach filed a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies and distributors for the "costs and financial impacts resulting from the opioid epidemic." What role did these companies play, and how will this case unfold? Joining us are the people behind the suit and a Pulitzer-prize winning investigative journalist who has covered this issue across the country. Plus, at the top of the hour we will talk to James Comey, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Tune in at noon to 89.5 WHRV-FM.

Today's Guests:

James Comey - Former FBI Director
Christopher Boynton - Deputy City Attorney, Virginia Beach
Pat L. Gallagher - Deputy Chief, Virginia Beach Police Department
Barry Meier - Journalist and Author, Pain Killer: An Empire of Deceit and the Origin of America's Opioid Epidemic

Coming up after HearSay: Left, Right & Center


Manafort | Back to School | Hurricane Wrap-Up

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kids are going back to school. It's an exciting, challenging time of year, and we will tackle the issues you care about, like how to deal with academic stress, how much sleep students need, and the new cooking at Virginia Beach schools. Then we will check in with local emergency managers to talk about the lessons we learned from Florence. We'll also talk to Tom Hamburger, an investigative reporter for The Washington Post, who has covered the career of Paul Manafort in depth. Call us with your questions and hurricane stories at 1-800-940-2240 or 757-440-2665.

Today's Guests:

Tom Hamburger - Reporter, The Washington Post
Robert Franek - Editor, The Princeton Review
Erin Sutton - Deputy Emergency Services Coordinator, Virginia Beach

Coming up after HearSay: The Thomas Jefferson Hour


Trade and Foreign Policy

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How does US foreign policy affect your wallet and our community? Dr. Fred Bergsten has spent decades thinking about this question through different presidential administrations. He will help us sharpen our focus. Then we'll talk to John Reinhart, the CEO of the Port of Virginia for a local view.

Today's Guests:

Dr. Fred Bergsten - Senior Fellow and Director Emeritus, Peterson Institute for International Economics
John Reinhart - CEO and Executive Director, Port of Virginia

Coming up after the show: Radio Lab


In the Garden

Thursday, September 20, 2018

The Obi-Wan Kenobi of plants, Jim Orband returns with wit and wisdom to help you keep your garden green and healthy. Later, we'll find out what's going on this week in Mal's World. We hope you'll join us at noon on 89.5 WHRV-FM. You can always get your questions in to the show early by emailing, tweeting, or calling us (757-889-9105).

Today's Guests:

Jim Orband - Senior Extension Agent Emeritus

Coming up after HearSay: A Way with Words