Election 2011: Virginia Politics

Posted by: perry 10/31/2011 1:03 AM

Monday, October 31

Election 2011: Virginia Politics
Candidates have their work cut out for them in next week’s General Assembly election. Polls are showing wide-spread voter apathy, despite the possibility of a party shift in the state’s Senate. On today’s broadcast, Cathy talks with political reporters and experts about what is at stake – and how the redistricting process is affecting the election.
Guests:
Julian Walker covers state government for The Virginian-Pilot in Richmond.
www.pilotonline.com
Jeff E. Schapiro is a political reporter and columnist for The Times-Dispatch. He has covered Virginia elections and the state Capitol for 30 years.
www.timesdispatch.com
Dr. Quentin Kidd, Department Chair and Director of the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University
www.cnu.edu
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Pet Health: From the Woof Shelf

Posted by: perry 10/27/2011 6:01 PM

Thursday, October 27
Pet Health: From the Woof Shelf
On today’s monthly pet health program, we’ll talk with the authors of three new books. "In a Dog's Heart" author and dog trainer Jennifer Arnold argues against the popular “alpha dog” training philosophy, instead advocating “choice teaching” for a well-trained dog. "Love at First Bark" details real-life stories about how in rescuing dogs in need, their owners end up saving themselves. And finally, "Going Home" provides guidance for those mourning their beloved pets.

 
Scheduled Guests:
Dr. Phyllis Newmann - veterinarian at Todd’s Lane Vet Clinic, Hampton
Jennifer Arnold - author of "In a Dog's Heart"
Julie Klam - author of "Love at First Bark"
www.julieklam.com
 
Jon Katz - author of "Going Home"
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What's Cookin': The Multicultural Meal & Fall Foods

Posted by: perry 10/26/2011 7:11 PM

Wednesday, October 26
What's Cookin':  The Multicultural Meal & Fall Foods
On this month’s What’s Cookin’, host Cathy Lewis talks with Patrick Evans-Hylton, Senior Editor for Food & Wine with Hampton Roads Magazine and executive editor for Virginia Wine Lover Magazine about the latest trends in international cuisine both at home and in our restaurants.  We’ll also help you keep up with what’s now in season on the Fall foods’ shelf.  Also in the hour, the host of American Public Media’s “The Splendid Table”, Lynne Rossetto Kasper, joins us to talk about the new cookbook “The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends.”  During the show, find out how you can get an autographed copy! 
 
Call 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.
 
Scheduled Guests:
Patrick Evans-Hylton
- Senior Editor for Food & Wine, Hampton Roads Magazine and executive editor for Virginia Wine Lover Magazine, and author of six books, including two food history books and a cookbook, “Popcorn”
 
Lynne Rossetto Kasperhost, “The Splendid Table” and co-author of “The Splendid Table’s How to Eat Weekends”
www.splendidtable.publicradio.org
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Common Core/The Glamour of Grammar

Posted by: perry 10/25/2011 7:40 PM

Tuesday, October 25
Common Core
Across the nation, school districts are free to develop their own academic standards and standardized tests. The results are conflicting definitions of academic success. On today’s program, Cathy talks with David Coleman, whose organization is convincing states to adopt a core set of standards that rely on students’ analytical skills.
 
Scheduled Guest:
David Colemanco-author of Common Core State Standards
www.corestandards.org
 
The Glamour of Grammar
Author Roy Peter Clark’s dream is to bring back to the English language some of the magic, power and fun he fears it has lost. On today’s broadcast, Cathy talks with Clark about his latest book, which offers 50 essential strategies for writers of all types.
 
Scheduled Guest:
Roy Peter Clark - author of "Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer"
www.poynter.org/author/rclark
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Hey, Jack Kerouac/Ghosts of Virginia's Tidewater

Posted by: perry 10/24/2011 6:39 PM

Monday, October 24
Hey, Jack Kerouac
It was 42 years ago this month that the fabled "King of the Beats," Jack Kerouac, passed away at the young age of 47. On today’s broadcast we’ll talk with bestselling author Mike D'Orso about Kerouac’s legacy, which is still lionized by poets, novelists and musicians today.
 
Scheduled Guest:
Mike D'Orso - author of 16 books, all in narrative nonfiction
www.mikedorso.com
 
Ghosts of Virginia's Tidewater
From the ghost of Jefferson Davis’s iron-willed widow who walks the dank corridors of Fort Monroe to the restless presence of Cornwallis’s soldiers killed at the Battle of Yorktown, Hampton Roads is rife with eerie tales of the tragic and unexplained. In this segment of HearSay, paranormal expert and author L.B. Taylor Jr. revisits classic ghost stories from his latest collection.
 
Scheduled Guest:
L.B. Taylor, Jr.
ghost writer, historian, and author of "Ghosts of Virginia's Tidewater"
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HearSay's 15TH Anniversary Celebration!

Posted by: perry 10/20/2011 12:17 AM

Thursday, October 20
HearSay's 15TH Anniversary Celebration!
Fifteen years ago, HearSay host Cathy Lewis delivered her first “Good Afternoon” to listeners of WHRV. On today’s 3500th (give or take a few!) HearSay broadcast, one of our most beloved guests and gardener extraordinaire, Jim Orband, joins Cathy in the studio to celebrate this momentous occasion. Tune for some very special surprises for you – and for Cathy!

www.hearsay.org

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Anatomy of a Superhero

Posted by: perry 10/19/2011 10:06 PM

Wednesday, October 19
Anatomy of a Superhero
Segment A: The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir
Batman is a crime-fighting vigilante with a tragic past, a lawless attitude, and a seemingly endless supply of high-tech gadgetry. In his new book, "The Boy Who Loved Batman: A Memoir", Michael Uslan recalls his journey from early childhood fandom through to the decades he spent on a caped crusade of his own: to bring Batman to the silver screen as the dark, serious character he was at heart. Uslan's story traces his path from the wilds of New Jersey to the limelight of Hollywood, following his work as Executive Producer on every Batman film from Tim Burton's 1989 re-envisioning to 2012's The Dark Knight Rises. Through it all, he helped to create one of the most successful pop culture franchises of all time.

Link:
www.theuslancompany.com

Segment B: The Man of Steel: Superman Exposed
His only weakness is Kryptonite, but some will argue that humanity itself is his greatest one.  The Man of Steel, Superman, has been around since his comic debut in 1938 through many incarnations.  In this half of the program, we'll examine why this iconic character has endured through interviews with two authors, Tom DeHaven and his book "Our Hero: Superman on Earth," and Danny Fingeroth with "Superman on the Couch."

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Chronic Disorganization

Posted by: perry 10/18/2011 9:12 PM

Tuesday, October 18
Chronic Disorganization
Feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of STUFF in you life?  On today's HearSay we’ll help you reorganize yourself – and we're not just talking about that junk drawer in your kitchen. Today's discussion focuses on chronic disorganization and how to conquer you stuff before it overruns your life.

Guests:
Mollie Vann - Norfolk-based Professional Organizer
Katherine Trezise - President, ICD, Institute for Challenging Disorganization
Gail Blanke - Author "Throw Out Fifty Things"

Links:
www.theecoorganizer.com
www.challengingdisorganization.org
www.throwoutfiftythings.com

 

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Segment A: A Conversation with Ira Glass/Segment B: Constitution Café

Posted by: perry 10/17/2011 6:35 PM

Monday, October 17
Segment A:  A Conversation with Ira Glass
It’s not a news show or a talk show or a call-in show. It’s not really formatted like other radio shows at all. Trying to explain what THIS AMERICAN LIFE is to the uninitiated can be a challenge. (Thankfully, there are very few NPR listeners unfamiliar with it!) Today Cathy talks to TAL’s creator, Ira Glass, about how he describes his program – and how he and his staff come up with the stories that have given its audience something to sit and listen to for the past 16 years.

www.thisamericanlife.org/about/staff

Segment B:  Constitution Café
Many Americans venerate the Constitution – even if they don’t actually seem know what’s in it.  On Monday's broadcast, we’ll also talk with the author of “Constitution Café: Jefferson’s Brew for a True Revolution,” which encourages citizens to question the Constitution in an effort to help them better understand its power.

www.christopherphillips.com

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Parenting While Distracted

Posted by: perry 10/13/2011 10:45 PM

Thursday, October 13
Parenting While Distracted
Living with a child diagnosed with ADD and ADHD can be frustrating and overwhelming for many parents.  On this special encore edition of HearSay, Cathy talks with the author of a new book that uses humor to overcome those challenges. Also, local Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Burt Segal, joins us to talk about the tools parents can use to help create peace in their homes.

Guests:
Katherine Ellison
- author, BUZZ: A Year of Paying Attention
www.katherineellison.com

Burt Segal, LCSW - President, Riverpoint Psychiatric Associates
www.riverpointpsychiatric.com

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