HearSay from The Headlines: April 23, 2012

Posted by: perry 4/23/2012 10:34 PM

Monday, April 23, 2012
HearSay from The Headlines: April 23, 2012
Segment A: Voice for the Ocean/Sea Level Rise
The threats to the health of our oceans seem to mount with every passing year. On today’s HearSay, Cathy Lewis talks with an environmental activist who is leading the efforts to protect the Earth’s great bodies of water. Jean-Michel Cousteau, son of oceanographic legend Jacques Cousteau, joins Cathy to talk about his work as a "voice for the ocean" and the importance of prudent environmental policy. Also in the segment, we'll talk about sea level rise and a new study that is casting national attention on a subject that is being addressed here regionally.

Scheduled Guests:
Jean-Michel Cousteau
- spokesperson for "Ocean Future," filmmaker, environmental activist and son of oceanographic legend Jacques Cousteau
Skip Stiles - Executive Director, Wetlands Watch

Segment B: Domestic Violence
A deadly shooting in Hampton on April 18th has once again thrust the issue of domestic violence into the headlines. In this segment, Cathy talks with Lisette Johnson, an advocate for those dealing with the horrors of domestic and family violence.  Johnson narrowly survived attempted murder by her husband who subsequently committed suicide.  We'll talk about the help that is available and about what protective orders and recent changes to Virginia law. 

Scheduled Guest:
Lisette Johnson
- writer, speaker, advocate, operates website Shameless Survivors


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