After the Vote: The President and the Press

Posted by: victorb 1/31/2017 10:29 PM

After the Vote: The President and the Press

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Today, we're bringing you the next installment of our "After the Vote" series. The relationship between President Trump and the media has been tumultuous for some time, and tensions are increasing steadily. Fake news, alternative facts and echo chambers continue to threaten American democracy and security. How much do you trust the news? Join us at 440-2665 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@cathylewistalks).

Today's Show:
BOB GARFIELD – Is the co-host of On the Media, a podcast from WNYC.
GEORGE LAKOFF –
Is a cognitive linguist, director of the Center for the Neural Mind and Society at Berkeley and a best-selling author of many books including his latest, “Don’t Think of an Elephant”

 

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VSC's A Streetcar Named Desire and Immigration Ban

Posted by: victorb 1/30/2017 11:36 PM

VSC's A Streetcar Named Desire and Immigration Ban

Monday, January 30, 2017

The newly renovated Virginia Stage Company opened their production of "A Streetcar Named Desire" on January 17; the play runs through February 5. Today we'll talk with the lead actors of the show about VSC's artistic spin and the challenge of doing a Hollywood classic justice when adapting it from the screen to the stage. And later, we're considering how the immigration ban is impacting international students studying locally.

Today's Guests:
Jeff Barry – Plays Stanley in the Virginia Stage Company’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire
Jenny Strassburg – Plays Stella in Virginia Stage Company’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire
Congressman Bobby Scott – Represents Virginia’s Third congressional district
Charles Rasputin and Landon Shroder - Join us from AP Math Labs. Their latest film, Registration Day is sparking a social conversation that challenges the idea of having to register people because of their religion or place of birth. Their current film project centers on the struggles of Syrian refugees in Virginia.
Keith Jackson – Is the Director of Registration Day


 

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HearSay On the Road: Virginia Flower and Garden Expo

Posted by: victorb 1/26/2017 10:38 PM

HearSay On the Road: Virginia Flower and Garden Expo

Thursday, January 26, 2017

We're taking the show on the road! Tune in as Cathy Lewis and Jim Orband take a look behind the scenes of one of the East Coast's biggest garden shows, The Virginia Flower & Garden Expo.
Today's Guests:
JIM ORBAND - Is our resident gardening guru
BEVERLY WAYNE – Is the show designer for the 2017 Virginia Flow and Garden Expo
STACIE MCGRAW – Is the 2017 Virginia Flow and Garden Expo’s landscape coordinator
MICHELLI BOOKER – Coordinates the 2017 Virginia Flower and Garden Expo’s educational offerings
LAURIE FOX – Is a Horticulture Associate at the Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center and coordinator of the 2017 Virginia Flower and Garden Expo
MAL VINCENT – Is fully in the grips of Oscar fever! Today our resident bon vivant gazes into his crystal ball for a glimpse of some possible winners of Hollywood’s highest honor.

 

 

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Digital Citizenship

Posted by: victorb 1/25/2017 10:03 PM

Digital Citizenship

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

 

In the 21st century, much of our lives are lived in the digital space, and with that convenience and interconnectivity comes new challenges. Today we'll explore how schools and cities are taking a "whole-community approach” to preparing residents and students to use digital media safely by avoiding dangers such as plagiarism, loss of privacy and cyber bullying. How do you safeguard yourself and make a positive impact within the digital space? We'll also talk with the cast and creative team behind the Little Theater of Norfolk's production of The Farnsworth Invention. Join us at 440-2665.

Today's Guests:
ROBIN MCCORMICK – Is a Communications Strategist for the City of Hampton.
MIKE RIBBLE – Is the founder of digitalcitizenship.net and author of Digital Citizenship in Schools and Raising a Digital Child 
DR. RHIANNON GAINOR – Is the Director of Research with the Center for Digital Government.
JOEL NATHAN KING - Plays Gifford and other characters in The Farnsworth Invention
GRANT DANIEL - Plays young Philo and other characters in The Farnsworth Invention
MISSY SULLIVAN - Is the Assistant Director and Board Member of The Little Theatre Norfolk 

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After the Vote: The First 100 Days

Posted by: victorb 1/24/2017 10:10 PM

After the Vote: The First 100 Days

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Today, we're bringing you the next installment of our "After the Vote" series. President Trump has been in office five days and already established an executive order instructing federal agencies to grant relief to constituencies affected by the Affordable Care Act. We're examining this move and considering what else lies ahead in Trump's first 100 days.

Today's Guests:
Julia Azari
- is the Associate Professor and Assistant Chair in the Department of Political Science at Marquette University
Rachel Bovard
- is the Director of Policy Services at the Heritage Foundation

 

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Women's March on Washington: The Aftermath

Posted by: victorb 1/23/2017 11:32 PM

Women's March on Washington: The Aftermath

Monday, January 23, 2017

The movement of women across the globe over the weekend is considered one of the greatest peaceful protests in history. Today we'll talk with some of last Thursday's guests and host Cathy Lewis about their experiences at the Women's March on Washington and sister marches in Norfolk. Do you think the marches effectively conveyed the feelings of women? Join us at 440-2665 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@cathylewistalks).

Today's Guests:
Women from across Hampton Roads that headed to Washington DC for the Women's March on Washington, or participated in other sister marches in our region.

 

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The Women's March on Washington

Posted by: victorb 1/19/2017 10:15 PM

The Women's March on Washington  

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of women, and their supporters, are to converging on Washington D.C. this weekend to send a "bold message" to the incoming administration: "Women's rights are human rights." Today we'll talk with local participants that will be packing buses and heading for the Women's March on Washington this Saturday. And for those of you that can't make the trip, we'll have information on a local march that is being planned.

Today's Guests:
Women from across Hampton Roads that are heading to Washington DC for the Women's March on Washington, or participating in other sister marches in our region.

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Trump's Presidency: What Can We Expect?

Posted by: victorb 1/18/2017 10:12 PM

Trump's Presidency: What Can We Expect?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

President-Elect Trump will be inaugurated this Friday, January 20th, symbolizing inevitable change for America.  Today, we'll consider what Trump's presidency might look like, what he's followed through on thus far, and his potential to shake up Washington.  We're joined by Peter Trubowitz, Director of the United States Center at LSE and Darren Samuelsohn, senior White House reporter at POLITICO as we discuss the next four years. 

Today's Guests:

1. Peter Trubowitz -
Directs the United Sates Centre at the London School of Economics
2. Darren Samuelsohn  - is a senior White House reporter with experience from across the POLITICO newsroom.

 

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After the Vote: Climate Change Policy and the ACA

Posted by: victorb 1/17/2017 7:05 PM

After the Vote: Climate Change Policy and the ACA

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Today, we're bringing you the next installment of our "After the Vote" series. We'll explore President-Elect Trump's climate change policy and how it aligns with the policy of others in his administration. Do you feel that mankind contributes to climate change? Is it worth worrying about? David Goldston, Director of Government Affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council will weigh in with his thoughts. We'll also invite your thoughts on the possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare." Join us by phone at 440-2665 or 800-940-2240 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

Today's Guests:

JOHN HOLAHAN – is an Institute fellow in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. His recent work focuses on health reform and the uninsured. He examines the coverage, costs, and economic impact of the Affordable Care Act, including the costs of Medicaid expansion as well as the macroeconomic effects of the law.
JOSEPH ANTOS – is the Wilson H. Taylor Scholar in Health Care and Retirement Policy at the American Enterprise Institute, where his research focuses on the economics of health policy — including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, the uninsured, and the overall reform of the health care system and its financing.
DAVID GOLDSTON – Is the Director of Government Affairs for the Natural Resources Defense Council
DR. MICHAEL E. MANN – Is the Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute.

 

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Under the Gun

Posted by: victorb 1/12/2017 12:00 AM

Under the Gun

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Today we're speaking with some of the community leaders behind the project "Under the Gun."  A contemporary art show and community dialogue addressing gun violence in all forms, the exhibition runs from January 13 - February 4. Find out how you can get involved in the initiative by tuning in at noon and calling us at 440-2665 or connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter (@cathylewistalks).

Today's Guests:

JESSE SCACCIA is the editor of AltDaily.com, a columnist for The Virginian-Pilot and the Norfolk Compass and a curator of the Under the Gun exhibition.

JOHN ROHRS Is the rector of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, an organizer of the Under the Gun Exhibition.

HAROLD COBB Is the Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, an organizer of the Under the Gun Exhibition.

PATRICK WILSON Covers the U.S. Congress and the State Senate for the Richmond Times Dispatch

MAL VINCENT kicks off 2017 with a look at the upcoming 24th Annual Virginia Festival of Jewish Film and highlights the comedy he selected, “Goodbye, Columbus.” 

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