General Assembly Update

Posted by: victorb 2/8/2017 10:07 PM

General Assembly Update

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

This year, Progress Virginia kicked off their initiative to live stream General Assembly sessions, allowing citizens to get an in-depth look at the crafting of Virginia legislation. Today, we're talking with Progress Virginia about their new government transparency effort and check in on the latest legislation coming out of Richmond.

Today's Guests:

ANNA SCHOLL – Is the Executive Director of Progress Virginia. Their new “Eyes on Richmond” program puts cameras and live feeds in most General Assembly committee hearings, in an effort to bring transparency to the legislative body. Live feeds are viewable here
BRIAN CANNON - Is the Executive Director of OneVirginia2021, the organization brings together concerned citizens from all over the Commonwealth to reenergize forces for fair, non-partisan redistricting. Their deadline is 2021 when the General Assembly will sign the state and
DR. WENDY KLEIN – Is the Medical Director of Health Brigade in Richmond, formerly called Fan Free Clinic, the oldest free clinic in Virginia, and serves on the Virginia Board of Health. She is Board certified in Internal Medicine and has devoted her career to improving women’s health. At Virginia Commonwealth University, she co-founded the VCU Women’s Health Center, the VCU Institute for Women’s Health, and the Women’s Health Track in Internal Medicine

 

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After the Vote: The Commander in Chief

Posted by: victorb 2/7/2017 10:06 PM

After the Vote: The Commander in Chief

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Today, we're bringing you the next installment of our "After the Vote" series. In his third week as commander in chief, President Trump authorized a military action in Yemen that Has drawn criticism following the death of a local service member during the operation. Today we're exploring President Trump's role as commander in chief, and how a recent shake-up of the Joint Chiefs of Staff might shape military action abroad. Join us at 440-2665 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter (@cathylewistalks).

CHRISTOPHER KOLENDA – Is the President & CEO of Kolenda Strategic Leadership and a Senior Military Fellow at King’s College, London
TOM BOWMAN - Is NPR’s National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon, the war abroad and the war at home
IAN TUTTLE – Is the Thomas L. Rhodes fellow at the National Review Institute

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Equality in Virginia

Posted by: victorb 2/6/2017 12:06 AM

Equality in Virginia

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Virginia General Assembly is considering a new bill, HB2025, that its opponents are calling a "license to discriminate." We'll explore what's proving to be a polarizing move in the Virginia legislature and unpack how HB2025 might impact LGBTQ rights in the Commonwealth. Today, we're joined by guests on both sides of the issue as we take your calls at 440-2665 or 1-800-940-2240.

Dr. Quentin Kidd - Directs the Judy Ford Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University
James Parish - Executive Director of Equality Virginia
Mara Keisling - Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality
Rev. Kim Hodges - Is the Interim Pastor at Lynnhaven Colony Congregational Church 

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Mental Healthcare in Virginia

Posted by: victorb 2/2/2017 10:05 PM

Mental Healthcare in Virginia

Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Virginia General Assembly is considering bills to improve the Commonwealth's ailing mental health system, but will these bills, if passed, be enough to bring about significant change? We're talking with some of the leading experts on the subject about goals, resources and reforms in the field of mental healthcare in Virginia

Today's Guests:
DR. CYNTHIA ROMERO – Is the director of the Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at EVMS
DR. PAUL SAYEGH – Is the Vice Chair of the EVMS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
BILL HAZEL – Is the Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia 
JOHN SNOOK – Is the Executive Director of the Treatment Advocacy Center
SHERIFF KEN STOLLE – Is the Virginia Beach Sheriff
MAL VINCENT – “Memories of Mary” – Mal recalls how he got to know actress Mary Tyler Moore and how a little dog created a moment with Moore that Mal will never forget.


 

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Millenial Workaholics and Michele Norris

Posted by: victorb 2/1/2017 10:05 PM

Millenial Workaholics and Michele Norris

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

 

We'll lead today with a look at President Trump's nomination for Supreme Court Justice. Later: Lazy, entitled, over-sensitive -- These are just some of the words associated with millennials, especially in the workplace.  What if we told you that millennials are workaholics and we have the research to back it up? Join us as we discuss millennial work ethic and consider that it might not be so different from generation to generation after all. We'll also talk with NPR's Michele Norris about her work on "The Race Card Project" and life after NPR.

Today's Guests:
ALLISON LARSEN – Is a Professor of Law at the William and Mary Law School.
MICHELE NORRIS – Is the creator of “The Race Card Project,” and former co-host of NPR newsmagazine "All Things Considered," public radio's longest-running national program. She’s speaking tomorrow evening at Old Dominion University as part of the University’s President’s Lecture Series.


 

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