HearSay with Cathy Lewis is WHRV-FM's locally produced, public affairs radio call-in program that discusses issues important to Hampton Roads. Every Monday through Thursday, we reach more than 52,000 listeners, from Richmond to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
It's our last show. We've been together through elections, wars, impeachments and acandals, hurricanes, historic firsts, the Covid-19 pandemic, and the insurrection at the Capitol. We've also talked about gardening, pets, families, and Game of Thrones. We hope you know we couldn't have done it without you.
We look ahead to this season of politics with Dr. Quentin Kidd from Christopher Newport University. We also discuss the survival of a Norfolk entertainment landmark. Finally, we talk about how you can prepare for the storms to come in 2021.
Cathy discusses how the new military budget priorities will affect Hampton Roads. Then, we talk to Hampton Mayor Donnie Tuck about his efforts to curb gun violence among young people. Finally, we explore a local movie project.
We talk to health officials about combating vaccine hesitancy in the state. Then we discuss how the recent panic buying situation with gasoline could teach us a few lessons about social resiliency. And finally, we talk to a local history teacher and author about his new book.
What does social mobility include, and how can the community build institutions that encourage it? We discuss these issues, and how social mobility has been impacted by the economic downturn. We also discuss what "hustle culture" is and then talk about the community of vet entrepreneurs in Hampton Roads, and how they have met the challenge of COVID-19
Dr. Robert McNab joins Cathy to discuss the prospects for recovery in Hampton Roads. Then we talk about the new guidelines from the CDC, and how they affect your summer plans. We also talk about the minimum wage increase, and its implications.
State authorities are moving to shut down the Hampton Roads Regional Jail. We discuss that, and then talk about challenges and opportunities to economic growth in Hampton Roads following an unpredictable year.
Virginia's mental hospitals are dealing with capacity issues, limiting care for patients and creating challenges for local law enforcement who have to keep people in custody while they await treatment. We explore the issue with local health professionals and law enforcement. Then, we discuss ways to address learning loss from the pandemic.
We discuss the guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin over the death of George Floyd, as well as the dismissal of a Norfolk Police official who donated to a fundraiser for the accused Kenosha shooter. Then, we talk to First Lady of Virginia Pamela Northam about the state's child-care subsidy program. And finally, a leader in the Currituck Chamber Of Commerce talks about how COVID-19 has affected businesses in North Carolina.
A lawsuit against the Virginia Employment Commission raises questions about benefits and economic justice. Then, Cathy Lewis talks about the issues driving the 2021 elections. Finally, we talk about the state of local journalism with two reporters ending their time at The Virginian-Pilot.
Last week, President Joe Biden announced the U.S. will withdraw its forces from Afghanistan. Did you or a family member serve in the war? What is your reaction to this decision? We discuss the impact on the Hampton Roads community and the possible geopolitical implications of the troop withdrawal. Then, we discuss the recent controversies surrounding local police departments.
What is cancel culture exactly? What is the controversy surrounding it? We discuss the issue with our guests and listeners. Then, we talk about the stresses that constant videoconferences are inflicting on people in their work and family lives.
Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer will talk to us about the issues facing his city. We will also discuss the challenges the hospitality industry faces, and the potential for recovery. Finally, we will talk about problem gambling in Virginia, and a partnership between the Virginia Lottery and a state agency trying to help.
New revelations have surfaced about how Virginia Beach police officers are using facial recognition technology. Meanwhile, the city council of that community declined to give a review board power to probe the department. How should police provide transparency and accountability while doing their jobs effectively? We discuss these questions. Then, we talk about the prospects of economic recovery in Hampton Roads.
In February, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam set a March 15 "deadline" for schools to reopen for in-person learning. For many students, that meant yesterday was their first day back in the classroom in nearly a year. We check in with the community about how it went. Then, we shift our discussion to U.S. defense strategy and how it could affect Hampton Roads.
How is the system of vaccine registration working in the Commonwealth? Cathy Lewis will discuss the issue. Then, we will talk about the Virginia Voting Rights Act, and the broader issue of voter representation in our community.
Many people like to share important moments in their lives on social media - engagements, new jobs, baby births. But what about being vaccinated against a deadly virus? We discuss the dynamics of whether to share your vaccine status online, and how it could make others feel. Then, we talk about concerns over the effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines.
How does flooding and climate change affect minority communities in Hampton Roads and throughout Virginia? Cathy discusses the issue with representatives from the NAACP and Rev. Yearwood from the Hip Hop Caucus. Then, We talk about the struggle that people face while waiting for their unemployment benefits.
Virginia Republicans will hold a drive up convention to select their nominees for statewide races, rather than a primary. If you are a Republican, will that affect your decision (or ability) to vote for the candidate of your liking? We discuss the details of how the convention will work, where it will take place, and who can participate. We also want to know how you're feeling about the direction of your political party following a busy election season. Finally, we hear about a new mobile vaccine clinic that Hampton University has developed to reach the Black community
How do we reach underserved communities with vaccines? A Sentara official talks to Cathy about their plan. Then, we discuss the challenge fire fighters have to keep job protections after exposure to COVID-19. Finally, Cathy discusses the issue of human trafficking in Virginia with state official, a local expert and a director from Zeiders working to raise awareness.
Reporters in Hampton Roads have produced an in-depth investigation into health insurance fraud at a popular OB-GYN office. Cathy talks to the reporters about their work, and the underlying story. We 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.
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 talk about the mental and physical challenges we all face from the pandemic.
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 discuss what it could mean for our local papers with representatives of The Tidewater Media Guild. Then, we talk to the new special agent in charge of Norfolk's FBI Field Office.
As the U.S Senate considers impeachment, Cathy discusses the issues that led us to this point, and the implications for 2021 in Virginia. Then we talk about a proposal to remove a same sex marriage ban from the state constitution. Finally, we learn about an effort to uncover evidence of the Underground Railroad with a grant from Virginia Humanities.
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 discusses the issue with the people involved. Then, we talk about in-person learning options coming to Virginia students.
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 discuss how the pandemic has affected domestic workers. Finally, Rep. Bobby Scott joins the program to talk about his priorities and the challenges he faces making policy in a changed political era.