Women Comics: Laughter With Lessons - February 10, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/10/2011 3:38 AM

February 10, 2011
Thursday

Women Comics: Laughter With Lessons
Some people believe comedy is the best reflection of reality.  Comedy often used to bring up current social, cultural or political issues and it allows audiences to take a different look at themselves.  Today on HearSay, guest host Barbara Hamm Lee will specifically examine women comics on the program and talk with Dr. Linda Mizejewski, a Professor of Women's Studies at the Ohio State University.  Dr. Mizejewski is also the keynote speaker at an upcoming 2011 Friends of Women’s Studies Annual Dinner "Women on Top: Women Comics in the 21st Century" at Old Dominion University.  ODU's Women's Studies Department Chair Dr. Jennifer N. Fish will also join us along with special guest, nationally-known comedienne Sheryl Underwood.  Join the conversation for some serious talk--and probably some laughs!

Scheduled Guests:
Dr. Linda Mizejewski
- Professor of Women's Studies at the Ohio State University
Dr. Jennifer N. Fish - Old Dominion University's Women's Studies Department Chair
Sheryl Underwood - comedienne

Links:
http://al.odu.edu/womens_studies
http://womens-studies.osu.edu

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Segment A: The Civil War - Segment B: Textbook Errors: A History of Mistakes? - February 9, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/9/2011 1:00 AM

February 9, 2011
Wednesday

Segment A:  The Civil War
Today we examine “The Revolutionary Origins of the Civil War.” It's part of an upcoming program in Williamsburg entitled: “Storm on the Horizon: Slavery, Disunion and the Roots of the Civil War."  Joining us for the conversation is one of the program's speakers, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gordon Wood, Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University.  Wood examines the emerging sectional split from the Revolution to about 1820 which for much of that period was hidden from view.  Local historian John Quarstein also joins for the conversation.

The Chautauqua Institution, Colonial Williamsburg and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture present Storm on the Horizon: Slavery, Disunion and the Roots of the Civil War February 18-19 at the Williamsburg Lodge.

Scheduled Guest:
Dr. Gordon S. Wood
- Alva O. Way University Professor and Professor of History Emeritus at Brown University
John Quarstein - Historian

Links:
www.history.org/conted

Segment B:  Textbook Errors: A History of Mistakes?
There is legislation currently in the General Assembly to tighten the review process of textbooks in Virginia classrooms.  The bill comes to light after a two elementary school history books were found with dozens of errors including that the United States entered World War I in 1916 instead of 1917 and that the Confederacy had 12 states instead of 11.

Scheduled Guest:
Carol Sheriff
- Professor of History at the College Of William & Mary

Links:
www.wm.edu
www.doe.virginia.gov

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Help For Our Military Men & Women - February 8, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/8/2011 2:14 AM

February 8, 2011
Tuesday
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Help For Our Military Men & Women
We'll take a look at employment opportunities for military spouses and we'll also talk with author Siobhan Fallon, whose new collection of short stories examines what is often called "the hardest job in the military" - that of a military wife.  Her new book is titled, "You Know When The Men Are Gone."

Scheduled Guest:
Siobhan Fallon
- Author, "You Know When the Men Are Gone"

Link:
www.siobhanfallon.com

 

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HearSay From the Headlines - February 7, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/7/2011 6:47 PM

February 7, 2011
Monday

HearSay From the Headlines:  The Day Before GA Crossover, Redistricting, and Egypt's Uprising
We begin the week with the latest news headlines that have you talking.  We open up our lines for you to let us know 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.  Headlines include the latest on the Virginia General Assembly on this day before "crossover day," and the uprising in Egypt.  We'll also talk with Jeff Reichert, writer/director of the the new documentary "Gerrymandering."  The film examines redistricting as the results of the 2010 Census will certainly call for changes.

Scheduled Guests:
Kimball Payne
- Political Reporter, Daily Press & Shad Plank Columnist
Jeff Reichert - Writer/Director, "Gerrymandering"
Dr. Steve A. Yetiv - Professor of Political Science and International Studies, Old Dominion University

Links:
www.dailypress.com
www.theshadplank.com 
www.gerrymanderingmovie.com
www.odu.edu

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Pet Health - Friday, February 4, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/4/2011 6:48 PM

February 4, 2011
Friday

Pet Health
HearSay's favorite veterinarian Dr. Phyllis Neumann joins guest host Barbara Hamm Lee to tackle your troubling pet problems.  Send your questions in advance to hearsay@whrv.org or post them on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/hearsaywithcathylewis.

Scheduled Guest:
Dr. Phyllis Neumann
- Todds Lane Veterinary Hospital, Hampton

Link:
www.toddslanevet.com

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"Race To Nowhere" - Thursday, February 3, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/3/2011 6:47 PM

February 3, 2011
Thursday

"Race To Nowhere" - updated!
We'll talk about the controversial and acclaimed education documentary "Race To Nowhere."  It's described as a close-up look at the pressures on today's students, offering an intimate view of lives packed with activities, leaving little room for down-time or family time.

Old Dominion University is hosting a free screening and discussion of "Race to Nowhere" on February 8, 2011.  It starts at 6 p.m. in the Big Blue Room at the Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk.  For more information visit the event's website www.rtnolddominionuniversity.eventbrite.com.

Scheduled Guest:
Dr. Linda Irwin-DeVitis
- Dean of the Darden College of Education at Old Dominion University

Links:
www.racetonowhere.com
www.rtnolddominionuniversity.eventbrite.com

www.doe.virginia.gov

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The Future of Public Media - Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/2/2011 6:52 PM

February 2, 2011
Wednesday

The Future of Public Media
"Public broadcasting in the United States was founded on principles of diversity and excellence of programming, responsiveness to local communities, and service to all."   With the interactive evolution of the digital age, public broadcasting has become public media.  Today, we'll talk about the future of public media in this vast world of communication and technology.

Listener Question:  What do you enjoy most about public media?

Scheduled Guests:
Andy Carvin -
Senior Strategist at NPR’s Social Media Desk
Gene Grant - host of New Mexico’s public television’s “In Focus" on KNME in Albuquerque New Mexico and columnist for the Weekly Alibi in Albuquerque
Jessica Clark - Director: Future of Public Media Project at the Center for Social Media at American University and Co-author: Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media
Joaquin Alvarado - Senior Vice President for Digital Innovation at American Public Media

Links:
www.whro.org
www.pbs.org
www.whrv.org
www.npr.org
www.cbp.org
http://americanpublicmedia.publicradio.org
www.centerforsocialmedia.org
www.knme.org

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Segment A: Governor Bob McDonnell - Segment B: State Funding & Public Broadcasting - Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Posted by: danny 2/1/2011 1:29 AM

February 1, 2011
Tuesday
 

Segment A:  Governor Bob McDonnell
Tune in for the latest on the Virginia General Assembly session and Cathy's live, one-on-one conversation with Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and the latest on the state's business and proposed budget cuts in the Commonwealth.

Scheduled Guest:
Governor Bob McDonnell - Governor Of Virginia

Links:
www.governor.virginia.gov
http://legis.state.va.us

Segment B:  State Funding & Public Broadcasting
One of the proposed budget cuts in state funding would affect public broadcasting.  WHRO President & CEO Bert Schmidt and WHRO Chief Education Officer Brian Callahan join Cathy for a conversation about the proposed cut and how and why state funds are applied to public broadcasting.

Scheduled Guests:
Bert Schmidt
- WHRO President & CEO
Brian Callahan - WHRO Chief Education Officer

Links:
www.whro.org
www.pbs.org
www.whrv.org
www.npr.org
www.cbp.org

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