The Patients Vs. Perwaiz / Governor's School For The Arts / HRBT Tunnel Boring Machine

Posted by: toddw 2/24/2021 10:12 PM

The Patients Vs. Perwaiz / Governor's School For The Arts / HRBT Tunnel Boring Machine

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 

Reporters in Hampton Roads have produced an in-depth investigation into health insurance fraud at a popular OB-GYN office. Cathy will talk to the reporters about their work, and the underlying story. We will also discuss diversity at the Governor's School For The Arts and the new name of the tunnel boring machine used for the HRBT expansion.

Today's Guests:
Jason Marks and Adrienne Mayfield - WAVY
Dr. Andrea Warren - Governor's School For the Arts
Madeline Colmenares and William Bovatsek - Students

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Virginia Statewide Races / Health, Burnout And COVID-19

Posted by: toddw 2/23/2021 10:14 PM

Virginia Statewide Races / Health, Burnout And COVID-19

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Dr. Quentin Kidd, Director of the Wason Center for Civic Leadership, joins us to discuss their latest poll on Virginia's statewide races. Then, we will talk about the mental and physical challenges we all face from the pandemic.

Today's Guests:
Dr. Quentin Kidd - Director, Wason Center for Civic Leadership
Dr. Michael Williams - Committee To Protect Medicare
Cathy Cassata - Health care reporter
Dr. Natalie Dautovich - Virginia Commonwealth University

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Alden Purchasing Tribune / New Head of Norfolk FBI

Posted by: toddw 2/22/2021 10:17 PM

Alden Purchasing Tribune / New Head of Norfolk FBI

Monday, February 22, 2021

The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press will now be owned by Alden, a hedge fund with a history of cutting costs and reducing newsroom staff at its papers. We'll discuss what it could mean for our local papers with representatives of The Tidewater Media Guild. Then, we'll talk to the new special agent in charge of Norfolk's FBI Field Office. 

Today's Guests:
Sara Gregory - Chairwoman, Tidewater Media Guild
Ryan Murphy - Joint Bargaining Representative, Tidewater Media Guild
Jon Schleuss - President, The NewsGuild: Communication Workers of America
Brian Dugan - Special Agent in Charge, Norfolk Field Office

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Threats Against Public Women

Posted by: toddw 2/17/2021 10:19 PM

Threats Against Public Women

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 

Women in public life don't simply face criticism and scrutiny: They face abuse, harassment and threats on their lives. We will explore the causes and talk about what we can do to address this issue.

Today's Guests:

Ana Ley and Saleen Martin - The Virginian-Pilot
Saskia Brechenmacher - Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
Viktorya Vilk - PEN America

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ODU President / Marijuana Legalization

Posted by: toddw 2/16/2021 10:21 PM

ODU President / Marijuana Legalization

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Virginia gets closer to legalizing marijuana, and Cathy Lewis will discuss the implications with our guests and listeners. We will also talk to the incoming president of Old Dominion University.

Today's Guests:
Dr. Brian Hemphill - ODU
Dr. Mary Crozier - Chairwoman of the Youth and Community Action Team
Jenn Michele Pedini - Virginia NORML

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Impeachment / Same Sex Marriage / The Underground Railroad

Posted by: toddw 2/9/2021 10:52 PM

Impeachment / Same Sex Marriage / The Underground Railroad

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

As the U.S Senate considers impeachment, Cathy will discuss the issues that led us to this point, and the implications for 2021 in Virginia. Then we will talk about a proposal to remove a same sex marriage ban from the state constitution. Finally, we will learn about an effort to uncover evidence of the Underground Railroad with a grant from Virginia Humanities.

Today's Guests:
Dr. Quentin Kidd - Christopher Newport University
Graham Moomaw - Virginia Mercury
Paul Bibeau - WHRO

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Death Penalty / In-Person Learning

Posted by: toddw 2/8/2021 10:23 PM

Death Penalty / In-Person Learning

Monday, February 8, 2021

Virginia's General Assembly passed a measure to abolish the death penalty, and the governor is expected to sign it. What is the legacy of capital punishment in our state? Cathy will discuss the issue with the people involved in this issue, and we want to hear from you. Then, we will talk about in-person learning options coming to Virginia students.

Today's Guests:
Robert Dunham - Death Penalty Information Center
Del. Mike Mullin - VA-93
Peggy Snead - Activist
Kelly Walker - Virginia Beach Education Association

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Social Media And The News / Sen. Amanda Chase

Posted by: toddw 2/3/2021 10:20 PM

Social Media And The News / Sen. Amanda Chase

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

The Washington Post will have its first Instagram editor, and we will talk about how social media has changed what we think of as news. Cathy will also talk to Virginia Sen. Amanda Chase about her lawsuit and censure. 

Today's Guests:
Travis Lyles - The Washington Post
Reed Howard - Georgetown University
Sen. Amanda Chase - VA-11
Jeff Schapiro - Richmond Times-Dispatch

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Pregnancy & COVID-19 / Learning & The Pandemic

Posted by: toddw 2/2/2021 10:11 PM

Pregnancy & COVID-19 / Learning & The Pandemic

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

How has the pandemic affected the major choices we make - to marry, get a new job, or to educate our kids? Cathy will discuss big decisions during this difficult time.

Today's Guests:
Amara Minnis - Birth and Postpartum Doula
Sarah Linden-Brooks - First-time Mother
Megan Bucholtz - Director, Family Maternity Center at Sentara norfolk General Hospital
Dr. James Lane - Superintendent of Public Isntruction, Virginia Department of Education

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COVID And Inequality / Domestic Labor / Rep. Bobby Scott

Posted by: toddw 2/1/2021 10:32 PM

 

COVID And Inequality / Domestic Labor / Rep. Bobby Scott

Monday, February 1, 2021

Dr. Victor Chen had a conversation with Cathy in the spring of 2020, about how COVID-19 would affect poverty and inequality. He returns to the program to update us and help us see the way ahead. Then, we will discuss how the pandemic has affected domestic workers. Finally, Rep. Bobby Scott will join the program to talk about his priorities and the challenges he faces making policy in a changed political era.

Today's Guests:
Dr. Victor Chen – Virginia Commonwealth University
Erica Sklar - Hand In Hand: The Domestic Employers Network
Alexsis Rodgers - Care In Action
Rep. Bobby Scott - VA-03

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