A Chance In Hell: A Virginian-Pilot Series on the War in Afghanistan - June 28, 2011

Posted by: perry 7/28/2011 8:32 PM

Thursday, June 28
A Chance in Hell

This weekend, the Virginian-Pilot begins a five-part series on the medical staff at the Navy-run hospital at Kandahar Airfield. Since the start of the war, more than 100 doctors, nurses and corpsmen from Portsmouth Naval Medical Center have served there. On today’s show, we’ll talk with the reporter and photographer about their experiences in Afghanistan and the local medical staff who serve in that warzone.

Scheduled Guests:

Photographer Ross Taylor
Military writer Corinne Reilly
www.pilotonline.com

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What’s Cookin’: The Cocktail Hour

Posted by: perry 7/27/2011 12:29 AM

Wednesday, July 27
What’s Cookin’: The Cocktail Hour
Mojitos, margaritas, martinis … these long dog days of summer have many of us reaching for a cold one. On today’s program, HearSay's resident foodie, Patrick Evans-Hylton, joins Cathy in studio to share his coolest beverage recipes. And for those teetotalers out there, we’ll also highlight some mocktails that promise quench your thirst while you keep your edge.

Scheduled Guests:

Patrick Evans-Hylton
http://www.patrickevanshylton.com

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It’s All Local: Politics and Money

Posted by: perry 7/26/2011 10:24 PM

Tuesday, July 26
It’s All Local: Politics and Money
Next year’s election ballots are far from being decided, but both political parties are busy filling campaign chests and choosing their priority campaigns. On today’s program, we’ll talk with the executive director of the Virginia Public Access Project about where campaign money is flowing. Later in the program, Christopher Newport University’s Quinten Kidd joins Cathy to discuss the latest in the senate race as well as Governor McDonnell’s announcement of a government surplus.

Scheduled Guests:

David Poole, Executive Director of the Virginia Public Access Project
www.vpap.org

Quinten Kidd , Associate Professor of Political Science and Chair of  the Department of Government  at Christopher Newport University.
www.cnu.edu

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From the Headlines: Light at the End of Tunnel Negotiations?

Posted by: perry 7/25/2011 10:43 PM

Monday, July 25
From the Headlines: Light at the End of Tunnel Negotiations?
Last week saw significant headway in plans for area transportation projects, including a major expansion of the Midtown Tunnel. On today's program, we'll talk about the new proposals, which include tolls for using the Downtown and Midtown tunnels. Call in with your thoughts and questions.

Scheduled Guests:

Dwight Farmer, Executive Director of the Hampton Roads Planning Commission
www.hrpdc.org

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Pet Health with Dr. Phyllis Neumann: Summer Health

Posted by: perry 7/21/2011 10:27 PM

Thursday, June 30
Pet Health with Dr. Phyllis Neumann:  Summer Health
HearSay's favorite veterinarian, Dr. Phyllis Neumann joins us in studio Thursday to answer your pet health questions and to talk about the best ways to keep your pet healthy and happy during the hot and humid days of the summer season.

Scheduled Guests:

Dr. Phyllis Neumann, veterinarian at Todds Lane Veterinary Hospital in Hampton
www.toddslanevet.com

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The Future of Fort Monroe

Posted by: perry 7/20/2011 11:43 PM

Wednesday, July 20
The Future of Fort Monroe
The clock is ticking on a final decisions about the future of Fort Monroe. The US Army closes the post in Hampton on September 15, 2011. On Tuesday of this week, officials will have hosted two meetings to help wage public support for making Ft. Monroe a National Park. On Wednesday's program, we’ll talk with local leaders and advocates about the latest developments on this ongoing story.

Scheduled Guests:

Mark Perrault, President, Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park
www.cfmnp.org

Mayor Molly Ward, City of Hampton
www.hampton.va.us

www.fmauthority.com

http://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectId=37892 

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HearSay Tech: Travel Deals Online

Posted by: perry 7/19/2011 1:47 AM

Tuesday, July 19
HearSay Tech: Travel Deals Online
On today’s monthly technology program, HearSay tech consultant Ed Sykes joins Cathy Lewis to share his best online tools, sites and tips for great travel deals. We’ll also take a look at a surprising new trend in travel planning - the resurgence of the travel agent. Expedia and Orbitz had threatened to make their industry irrelevant, but consumers are returning in hopes of avoiding travel inconveniences.

Scheduled Guests:

Ed Sykes – leadership, motivational and career expert with The Sykes Group, and author of "JumpStart Your Greatness: Secrets, Tools, and Tips for Achieving Success in the 21st Century"
www.thesykesgrp.com

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From the Headlines: Debt Negotiations and Political Brinkmanship

Posted by: perry 7/18/2011 10:33 PM

Monday, July 18
From the Headlines: Debt Negotiations and Political Brinkmanship
The ongoing negotiations to raise the Federal Government’s debt ceiling have both Democrats and Republicans sharpening their political messages. On Monday's program, we’ll ask members of Hampton Roads Congressional delegation their thoughts on the Federal fiscal situation and how Hampton Roads could be affected if a Federal default occurs.

Scheduled Guests:

Jeff E. Schapiro, political reporter and columnist for The Richmond Times-Dispatch
www.timesdispatch.com

Congressman Bobby Scott, representing the 3rd Congressional District (D)
www.bobbyscott.house.gov

Congressman Scott Rigell, representing the 2nd Congressional District (R)
www.rigell.house.gov

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In the Garden with Jim Orband

Posted by: perry 7/14/2011 7:45 PM

Thursday, July 14
In the Garden with Jim Orband
How’s your vegetable garden faring in the heat of mid-summer?  Are the squirrels eating your tomatoes?  Do you have too many cucumbers and not enough peppers?  HearSay’s Gardening guru Jim Orband joins Cathy to answer all your gardening woes.  We'll also check in with a local commercial cut-flower farmer who is a leader in sustainable and organic gardening.  Send us your questions in advance to hearsay@whrv.org or post them on our Facebook page. 

Scheduled Guests & Related Links:

Jim Orband - Senior Extension Agent Emeritus, Virginia Cooperative Extension
www.ext.vt.edu

Lisa Ziegler - commercial cut-flower farmer and gardening blogger "The Gardener’s Workshop"
www.thegardenersworkshop.com

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Wild About Harry! Growing Up with the Boy Wizard

Posted by: perry 7/13/2011 8:01 PM

Wednesday, July 13
Wild About Harry!  Growing Up with the Boy Wizard
On Friday, July 15th, Harry Potter fans will close another chapter in the history of J.K. Rowling's invention of the boy wizard who captured Muggles' hearts around the world.  Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens in theaters and we'll talk about the evolution of the series from the books to the movies and beyond.  We'll also have a special guest who grew up with Harry Potter and joined us on the program 10 years ago when he was only 11!  Wait to you hear what he's doing now... Tune in!

Scheduled Guests & Related Links:

Alicia DeFonzo - Professor, Old Dominion University English Department

Sarah Davis - Chapter Organizer, Hampton Roads Harry Potter Alliance
www.eastcoasthpa.wall.fm

Simon Fink - Harry Potter fan and university film student

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