Stand Your Ground

Posted by: victorb 3/14/2017 10:06 PM

Stand Your Ground 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Today we'll explore the nation's stand-your-ground-gun culture with author Caroline Light. Her new book, Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense, traces America's complex, four century long relationship with firearms as means of self defense. And later, the Hampton Roads Naval Museum and Naval Station Norfolk are celebrating 100 years of women serving in the United States Navy. The museum is co-hosting a panel discussion of Women in the Navy on March 15.

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The Risks and Rewards of Volunteering Abroad

Posted by: victorb 3/13/2017 10:13 PM

The Risks and Rewards of Volunteering Abroad

Monday, March 13, 2017

In the wake of international disasters, many feel the call to have an impact -- to make a difference -- to volunteer. The unexpected and immediate nature of earthquakes, floods, famine and war often compel volunteers and humanitarian aid workers to set out where needed, with little consideration for their own needs abroad. Today we'll explore how you can best lend aid to those in need abroad, and what precautions and preparations to take before you set out. Later, a behind-the-scenes look at the new WHRV podcast, Educationally Speaking.

Dr. Judith Lasker - is the N.E.H. Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Lehigh University and the author of Hoping to Help: The Promises and Pitfalls of Global Health Volunteering

Chris Cruz - is the Senior Vice President of International Programs at Operation Smile

Leslie Toledo - is the Program Director for Physicians for Peace

Barry Graham - is co-producer of the podcast Educationally Speaking. He is also the host of Pickin' and Acoustic Highway on WHRV-FM

Kathy Martin - is co-producer of the podcast Educationally Speaking 

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Addictive Technology

Posted by: victorb 3/9/2017 11:43 PM

Addictive Technology

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Did you know that 70% of office emails are read within six seconds of their arrival? Author Adam Alter's new book Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked  explores the biological and psychological connections between humans and technology. He's with us today to share some of his biggest findings and what the answer might be to technology addiction.  And later, are you reading this listing on your iPhone or Android? A new study from the Pew Research center shows that nearly 77% of Americans now own a smartphone. We'll talk with the Executive Director of the Center for Digital Wellness about how the center promotes healthy technology use. Join us at 440-2665 or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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David N. Saperstein

Posted by: victorb 3/8/2017 10:06 PM

David N. Saperstein | Educationally Speaking

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

David N. Saperstein, U.S. Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom is speaking at Virginia Wesleyan College on March 13.  Today, he joins our program to discuss the efforts to promote religious freedom around the world and the fight against persecution, discrimination and genocide. 

 

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After the Vote: Open Lines

Posted by: victorb 3/7/2017 10:14 PM

After the Vote: Open Lines

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Today we're bringing you the next installment of our "After the Vote" series. Today we'll get your take on this weekend's claim by President Trump that “President Obama was tapping my phones in October, just prior to Election!” We'll also discuss tomorrow's "A Day Without a Woman" demonstrations that are planned for International Woman's Day.

Dr. Quentin Kidd - Directs the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University

Jordan Pascale - Covers transportation issues for the Virginian-Pilot

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Drug Addiction

Posted by: victorb 3/6/2017 10:17 PM

Drug Addiction

Monday, March 6, 2017

In the United States, prescription drug abuse in 2012 resulted in a death every 19 minutes. Since then, drug overdose fatalities have continued to rise. The nation has also seen a rise in "pill mill operations," including one in Richmond. Today, we're delving into the opioid crisis in Hampton Roads and talking with medical experts about the prevention and treatment options for prescription drug abuse. Do you know someone who takes prescription pills recreationally? Join us at 440-2665.

Dr. Kimberly Johnson - is the director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

Dr. Eric Robertson - is the spokesperson for the American Physical Therapy Association and Director of Kaiser Permanente Northern California's Graduate Physical Therapy Education program.

Professor Neil Devins - is the Sandra Day O'Connor Professor of Law, Robert E. and Elizabeth S.

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What If Kids Could Change the World? | "Composed"

Posted by: chrisj 3/2/2017 12:00 AM

What If Kids Could Change the World? | "Composed"

Thursday, March 2, 2017

 

Lydia Netzer's five-part podcast asks children the question: "What would you do to change the world in 2017?" Today we'll consider some of the answers. And later, the Virginia Symphony Orchestra is airing the new documentary "Composed" this Sunday, March 5. The documentary explores the concept of performance anxiety through stories from musicians who have lived it firsthand.

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Airbnb | Mission United

Posted by: victorb 3/1/2017 10:05 PM

Airbnb | Mission United

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

Airbnb is one of the biggest players in today's gig economy, allowing people to feel at home even when they're on vacation. It's a great way to make money too: Virginia's Airbnb hosts earned more than $41 million in 2016. One drawback is that many homeowners are listing their places on Airbnb without realizing that it violates their association agreements. We'll examine the legal and economic challenges facing the Airbnb system.  And later, Mission United provides support and relief to the Hampton Roads military community. We'll talk about what resources are available today at 12. 

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