Thursday, July 22

Posted by: tayla 7/22/2010 10:29 PM

HearSay Book Club - The Help by Kathryn Stockett
We hope you've been reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett along with our staff. We'll discuss this great read with our resident reader Jo Ann Hofheimer and Professor Shonda Buchanan of Hampton University. Join us!

http://www.kathrynstockett.com/

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Wednesday, July 21

Posted by: tayla 7/21/2010 2:26 AM

Gardening
Our gardening guru Jim Orband is officially retired, but he's still joining us monthly to discuss all things flora and fauna. We'll also check in with Kathy Van Mullekom of The Daily Press to get the latest on garden related happenings in Hampton Roads.

http://www.ext.vt.edu/
www.hrdiggin.com

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Tuesday, July 20

Posted by: tayla 7/20/2010 2:25 AM

Foster Care
Over six thousand children are in foster care across Virginia for a wide variety of reasons. While the reasons may vary one thing is certain, nurturing and compassionate foster families are always in demand. Guest host Barbara Hamm Lee will talk with experts about the foster care experience. Join us!

www.norfolk.gov/humanservices
http://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/fc
http://www.barryrobinson.org/

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Monday, July 19

Posted by: tayla 7/19/2010 2:22 AM

Asset Building
American society has made many advances in the area of racial equality, but one realm where progress has been stagnant is the area of asset building. A recent study showed that, while non-white wealth has increased, the wealth disparity between white and black households has more than quadrupled. Guest host Barbara Hamm Lee will consider the racial barriers that impede asset building and the impact that the recession has had on American wealth regardless of race. Guests: Tom Shapiro, Director of the Institute on Assets and Social Policy at Brandeis University, Lori Irwin, Director of Live$mart, a financial stability initiative convened by the United Way of South Hampton Roads and Wil LaVeist, a keynote speaker for the Urban League of Hampton Roads. 

http://www.unitedwayshr.org/
http://virginiasaves.org/
http://iasp.brandeis.edu/
http://www.willaveist.com/
http://www.ulhr.org

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Friday, July 16

Posted by: tayla 7/16/2010 3:46 AM

Only in Dreams
Remembering dreams is easy for some and difficult for others. Whether they're vivid, fuzzy, scary, joyful or just plain weird our dreams can reveal a lot. Guest host Barbara Hamm Lee will talk with Dr. Frederic Tate, a member of the psychology department at Eastern State Hospital, about understanding our dreams.

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Thursday, July 15

Posted by: tayla 7/15/2010 3:44 AM

Fort Monroe
In just over a year the Army will turn control of Fort Monroe over to the state. We'll talk with Kate Wiltrout of The Virginian-Pilot, Historian John Quarstein, William A. Armbruster, the Executive Director of the Fort Monroe Authority, and Mark Perreault, President of Citizens for a Fort Monroe National Park about the future prospects of the historic 570-acre site.

http://pilotonline.com/
http://www.fmauthority.com
http://cfmnp.org

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Wednesday, July 14

Posted by: tayla 7/14/2010 3:43 AM

Increasing Literacy
Many Americans don't think twice about their ability to understand prescription labels, communicate via e-mail or get lost in a good book. For an estimated 30 million Americans, aged 16 or older, who have not mastered basic reading and writing skills those seemingly simple tasks are not possible. Low adult literacy impacts many facets of life including health care, employment and crime, but with many who can't read ashamed to admit it the issue doesn't get a lot of attention. We'll talk about efforts underway on the national and local level to help those struggling with literacy. Guests: Joan Peterson, Executive Director of Literacy for Life and Professor Gay Ivey, Professor and Coordinator of Reading Education at James Madison University.

http://www.adultliteracywilliamsburg.org/

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Tuesday, July 13

Posted by: tayla 7/13/2010 3:42 AM

Insurance
It's hurricane season, a great time to review your insurance coverage. One area of coverage that's important in this area is flood insurance, but new policies were recently in limbo. The National Flood Insurance Program, which insures about $1.2 trillion in property, was just reauthorized by Congress, but critics of the program say an overhaul is needed. We'll talk with local homeowner and Wetlands Watch Executive Director Skip Stiles, a representative from VDEMS and others about the coverage you need to protect your property.

www.farmersagent.com/jmccaskey
www.wetlandswatch.org
www.consumerfed.org
www.vdes.state.va.us
www.readyvirginia.gov 
www.floodsmart.gov  
www.fema.gov

http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/

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Monday, July 12

Posted by: tayla 7/12/2010 3:41 AM

From the Headlines
Join us for a discussion of the news that has Hampton Roads buzzing. Portsmouth residents go to the polls July 13th to decide whether to recall Portsmouth's mayor, Dr. James Holley III. We'll get your thoughts on the issue. Join us at 440.2665 or 1.800.940.2240 or send your thoughts to
hearsay@whrv.org.

 

 

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Friday, July 9

Posted by: tayla 7/9/2010 4:08 AM

It's Not Easy Being Wrong
To err is human, but at times admitting we're wrong seems to require super human humility. Guest host Barbara Hamm Lee will be joined by Kathryn Schulz, author of Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error and Old Dominion University Professor Rod Evans, author of Sorry, Wrong Answer to talk about the error of our collective ways.

http://beingwrongbook.com/

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