Our Future in the Making

Posted by: perry 10/15/2013 12:08 AM

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Our Future in the Making
There is a local community that is dedicated to the process of learning and experimentation that paves the way to innovation and discovery. They've been dubbed "makers," and they're part of a global community of dreamers and big thinkers who are equal parts entrepreneur and mad scientist.  Members of our own local maker community join HearSay host Cathy Lewis today for a sneak peek at this weekend's Mini Maker Faire here in Norfolk where you can expect to find rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations.

may feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations. - See more at: http://www.hrmakerfaire.com/about/#sthash.Rq73RWto.dpuf
may feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations. - See more at: http://www.hrmakerfaire.com/about/#sthash.Rq73RWto.dpuf

 

may feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations. - See more at: http://www.hrmakerfaire.com/about/#sthash.Rq73RWto.dpuf

 

may feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations. - See more at: http://www.hrmakerfaire.com/about/#sthash.Rq73RWto.dpuf

 

may feature rockets and robots, DIY science and technology, urban farming and sustainability, alternative energy, bicycles, unique hand-made crafts, and educational workshops and installations. - See more at: http://www.hrmakerfaire.com/about/#sthash.Rq73RWto.dpuf

Scheduled Guests:

Zach Miller - Founder, Hatch
hatchnorfolk.com

Beau Turner - Founder, 757 Maker Space
757makerspace.com

Rich Moormann
- Producer, Mini Maker Faire and Ignite Hampton Roads
hrmakerfaire.com

 

 

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Far From the Tree

Posted by: perry 10/14/2013 1:22 AM

Monday, October 14, 2013

Far From the Tree
In his career defining book, Far From the Tree, Andrew Solomon writes about families coping with deafness, dwarfism, Down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, and other severe disabilities.  While each of these characteristics is potentially isolating, the experience of difference within families is universal, and Solomon join us today on HearSay to share the stories of love and triumph that he documents in every chapter.  Later in the show we speak with Dr. L.D. Britt, the first African-American to achieve the position of professor of surgery in the Commonwealth of Virginia, about his ongoing commitment to fostering future generations of minority doctors.

 

 

 

Scheduled Guests:

Andrew Solomon - Author, Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
andrewsolomon.com

 

 

 

Dr. L.D. Britt - Chairman and Director, General Surgery Residency Program at Eastern Virginia Medical School
ldbrittmdscholarshipfund.org

 



 

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Improbable Scholars

Posted by: perry 10/10/2013 1:06 AM

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Improbable Scholars
If anyone has grasp for the great social problems that face America, it's David Kirp.  He has dedicated his career to tackling developmental roadblocks such as HIV/AIDS, gender discrimination, and healthcare access.  In his new book, "Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools," Kirp chronicles how one poor urban school district continues to defy expectations by graduating students to college at an almost unprecedented rate.  He joins HearSay host Cathy Lewis in advance of his
October 23rd Darden Lecture in Education at Old Dominion University  for a look at the future of America's ailing public school system.

David Kirp
- James D. Marver Professor of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley
berkeley.edu

 

 


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HearSay from the Headlines 10/9

Posted by: perry 10/9/2013 10:24 PM

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

HearSay from the Headlines 10/9
Join us for another edition of Headlines, where we tackle the latest news headlines that have you talking.  This week we'll discuss the local impact of the ongoing shutdown of the U.S. federal government.  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.  

Scheduled Guests:

Dr. Quentin Kidd - Political Science Professor & Director of the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University
cnu.edu


 

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Behind the Seams

Posted by: perry 10/8/2013 12:27 AM

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Behind the Seams

In his hit TLC show, "Say YES to the Dress," Randy Fenoli unites wayward brides with the wedding dress of their dreams. His guiding tenets in that ongoing quest are to "educate, elevate, and empower" women, allowing them to realize their own personal beauty.  Randy joins us on HearSay today for an exploration of the complex, and often dysfunctional, relationship that modern women have with their bodies.

Scheduled Guests:

Randy Fenoli
- Host, Say YES to the Dress
randyfenoli.com

 

 

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Grandmother Knows Best

Posted by: perry 10/7/2013 11:52 PM

Monday, October 7, 2013

Grandmother Knows Best
Though their role here in America is sometimes less pronounced that in other international cultures, grandparents play an important role in defining the values and moral structure of a family and their communities.  For powerful evidence of the power of the elder generation, we turn our attention to the grave socioeconomic issues facing the nation of South Africa.  An unyielding population of grandmothers are uniting and standing firm against the tide of poverty and HIV/Aids that is decimating their families and country.  On today's HearSay we'll explore the deeply personal story of these unstoppable women and the organization, Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA), that is working to educate and empower them further.

Scheduled Guests:
Jo-Anne Smetherham
- South African Journalist, Co-Author: “Nevergiveups”
thenevergiveups.wordpress.com

Jennifer Fish - Chair, Department of Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University
odu.edu/womens_studies

Thelma Nkone - South African Grandmother

Vivienne Budaza - Executive Director, GAPA
gapa.org.za

 

 

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Old Dominion University Lieutenant Governor Debate Rebroadcast

Posted by: perry 10/3/2013 10:13 PM

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Old Dominion University Lieutenant Governor Debate Rebroadcast
Virginia's lieutenant governor candidates will debate at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Old Dominion University's Diehn Center for the Performing Arts.  In partnership with ODU, we bring you a special rebroadcast of the debate. The event features Republican candidate E.W. Jackson and Democratic
candidate Ralph S. Northam.  "Since our first lieutenant governor debate in 2001, this will be the fourth time that candidates seeking Virginia's No. 2 political job have appeared in a debate organized by a committee of the Young Lawyers Division of The Virginia Bar Association," said Travis G. Hill, chair of the Young Lawyers Division. The VBA Young Lawyers Division is presenting this debate, the season's second, with the Student Government Association at ODU.  Moderating the event will be Julian Walker, state government reporter for The Virginian-Pilot. Quentin Kidd, a political science professor at Christopher Newport University, will pose questions to the candidates.

 

 

E.W. Jackson - Republican Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
jacksonforlg.com

Senator Ralph Northam - Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia
northamforlg.com

 



 


 

 

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State of the Region Report 2013

Posted by: perry 10/2/2013 12:11 AM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

State of the Region Report 2013
As Hampton Roads begins a new fiscal year, we'll take the opportunity to examine the previous year's triumphs and shortfalls with Old Dominion University economics professor and former university president, Dr. James Koch.  He joins us to share his findings in the 14th Annual State of the Region Report. We'll review the report's most significant findings and explore their implications for the region. 

Scheduled Guest:

Dr. James Koch
- Professor of Economics, Former University President, Old Dominion University
jamesvkoch.com

 

 


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An International Presence

Posted by: perry 10/1/2013 1:18 AM

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

An International Presence
Recent developments in Syria have drawn new attention to America's role in the international community, particularly in the Middle East.  Today on HearSay we're joined by Afghan Ambassador to the United States for a look at America's role in shaping the country's future as U.S. troops complete their train-and-assist role as full Afghan control is established by the end of 2014.  Later in the show we'll consider the ambitious timetable for collection and destruction of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal and explore the continuing conflict and its potential for a disastrous outcome.

Scheduled Guests:

Eklil Hakimi
- Afghan Ambassador to the United States
http://www.hrwac.org/Distinguished-Speaker-Series.html


Linda Malone - International Law and Human Rights Expert

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2013/Faculty%20on%20topic%20Malone%20discusses%20human%20rights%20and%20Syria.php

 

 

  

 

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