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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.

89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA


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    Finale

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2021

    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.

    Pandemic Reflection / New Travel Options in Hampton Roads

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021

    We discuss how the pandemic has changed us. Then, we learn about new ways to have an adventure that starts here in Eastern Virginia.

    Virginia Elections / The Naro Cinema / The 2021 Hurricane Season

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2021

    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.

    Military Budget / Youth Violence / White Buffalo: An American Prophecy

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 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.

    Navigating New CDC Guidelines

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021

    We unpack the new CDC guidelines on what fully vaccinated people can do and how it affects businesses. If you're a business owner or employer, will you be requiring proof of vaccination for your employees or patrons?

    Mask & Vaccine Update / The Long Journey Home

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2021

    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.

    Tax Returns / GOP Convention / Local Journalism

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2021

    The deadline to file your tax returns approaches. We talk about how to meet this challenge at a unique time. We also discuss the results of the GOP Convention and the fight for local journalism.

    Social Mobility / Hustle Culture / Veteran Entrepreneurs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021

    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

    Vaccines And Kids / 2021 Elections

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2021

    We discuss the issues surrounding children and COVID-19 vaccines. Then, we unpack the results of the GOP nominating conventions and look ahead to the Democratic primaries and the general election season.

    Jim Orband Returns

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2021

    The legendary plant guru joins Cathy one last time to answer your botanical questions and say goodbye to the show.

    Sen. Warner / Tuition-Free Community College / Beach Rentals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021

    We talk to Sen. Mark Warner about the issues facing the Commonwealth. Then, we discuss the prospect of tuition-free community college. We also talk about possible changes to rules about rentals at the Oceanfront.

    The Economic Road Ahead / Gatherings / Minimum Wage

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021

    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.

    Hampton Roads Regional Jail / Economic Development In Hampton Roads

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2021

    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.

    Shooting Of Andrew Brown, Jr. / Broadway On Bank Street

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021

    We discuss the ongoing controversy surrounding the shooting of Andrew Brown, Jr. Then, we preview a performance by Broadway actress and singer Laura Osnes at the Virginia Arts Festival's Bank Street Stage on May 2.

    Psychiatric Emergencies / COVID-19 & Learning Loss

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2021

    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.

    Chauvin Trial Verdict & Norfolk Police / Child Care Subsidy Program / North Carolina

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2021

    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.

    VEC / Virginia Elections / Local Journalism

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021

    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.

    Afghanistan / Police Accountability

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021

    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.

    Sen. Tim Kaine / Marijuana Legalization In Virginia

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021

    Sen. Tim Kaine joins Cathy Lewis to discuss the issues facing Hampton Roads in this crucial period of economic challenge. Then, we unpack Virginia's new marijuana law with reporters and lawmakers.

    The Windsor Police And Lt. Nazario

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021

    A police traffic stop results in a pepper spraying, and a $1 million federal lawsuit. We discuss race, justice, policing and safety with community leaders and our listeners.

    Unemployment / Vaccine Guidance

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2021

    We talk about how continuing unemployment is hitting people in Hampton Roads. Then we discuss how and where to get vaccinated.

    Aaron Rouse / Pet Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2021

    Virginia Beach City Council Member Aaron Rouse discusses his community's future, and the issues that face it. Then, HearSay's pet expert returns to the show to answer your questions.

    An Arts And Culture Renaissance?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 6, 2021

    How will venues for the arts recover as COVID-19 recedes? Hear our discussion with Virginians at the center of this question.

    Civil Rights And Police Transparency / Vaccines

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2021

    We talk with a representative of the ACLU of Virginia about the civil rights issues facing the state in this election year. Then, we discuss the ongoing delivery of vaccines to our community.

    Gov. Ralph Northam / Travel Plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2021

    Gov. Northam joins the program to talk about the past year in Virginia, and the way ahead. Then we discuss how COVID-19 has changed travel in our community.

    Retirement Planning / Finances During COVID

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021

    We discuss legislation that would create a retirement savings program for employees who don't have as many options. Then, we share financial advice for people impacted by the pandemic.

    Shootings At The Oceanfront / The Long Tail Of COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2021

    We discuss the shootings at the Oceanfront over the weekend. Then, we talk about the long-term physical effects of COVID-19, and how the illness has changed our relationships to the people around us.

    Origins of Cancel Culture / Videoconference Fatigue

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2021

    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.

    Bobby Dyer / Hospitality / Problem Gambling

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021

    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.

    Attacks Against Asian Americans / Masks

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2021

    We discuss the attacks and harassment on Asian Americans, and what the implications are for our community. Then, we talk about a local startup producing masks.

    Police Accountability / Economic Recovery

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021

    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.

    "First Day" Back To The Classroom / The Future Of Military Technology

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021

    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.

    Vaccine Registration / Virginia Voting Rights Act

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021

    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.

    Soldier Citizens

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2021

    The stand down briefings on extremism in the military have prompted a deeper conversation for our military community... about the meaning of the oath, about citizenship, and about what we can do to rebuild faith in America.

    Sharing Your Vaccine Status / Concern Over Vaccines

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021

    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.

    Race And Climate / Unemployment Benefits

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021

    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.

    General Assembly

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021

    We review the bills coming up for a vote in the General Assembly with our guests and listeners.

    How Do You Feel About Your Political Party? / Hampton University Mobile Vaccine Clinic

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021

    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

    Vaccines / COVID-19 Protection / Human Trafficking

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2021

    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.

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

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2021

    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.

    Virginia Statewide Races / Health, Burnout And COVID-19

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 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 talk about the mental and physical challenges we all face from the pandemic.

    Alden Purchasing Tribune / New Head of Norfolk FBI

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 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 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.

    Threats Against Public Women

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2021

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

    ODU President / Marijuana Legalization

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2021

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

    Impeachment / Same Sex Marriage / The Underground Railroad

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2021

    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.

    Death Penalty / In-Person Learning

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 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 discusses the issue with the people involved. Then, we talk about in-person learning options coming to Virginia students.

    Social Media And The News / Sen. Amanda Chase

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2021

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

    Pregnancy & COVID-19 / Learning & The Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2021

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

    COVID And Inequality / Domestic Labor / Rep. Bobby Scott

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 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 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.

    Vaccines And Variants Of COVID-19 / Pet Health

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2021

    An EVMS doctor talks to Cathy about the current situation surrounding the pandemic. Then HearSay's favorite veterinarian, Dr. Phyllis Neumann, joins us to tackle your pet health questions.

    Extremism And Dialogue

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2021

    How do extremist groups split families and friends apart, and what do you do when it affects someone you love? We talk about the social aspects of extremism, the need for dialogue and the possibility of healing.

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