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HearSay with Cathy Lewis

News & Politics Podcasts

HearSay with Cathy Lewis is WHRV FM's locally-produced, public affairs radio call-in program that discusses issues important to our community. Every Monday through Wednesday, we reach listeners from Richmond to Emporia. Hosted by Cathy Lewis, who can be contacted at hearsay@whro.org

HearSay with Cathy Lewis is WHRV FM's locally-produced, public affairs radio call-in program that discusses issues important to our community. Every Monday through Wednesday, we reach listeners from Richmond to Emporia. Hosted by Cathy Lewis, who can be contacted at hearsay@whro.org

Location:

Norfolk, VA

Description:

HearSay with Cathy Lewis is WHRV FM's locally-produced, public affairs radio call-in program that discusses issues important to our community. Every Monday through Wednesday, we reach listeners from Richmond to Emporia. Hosted by Cathy Lewis, who can be contacted at hearsay@whro.org

Twitter:

@HearSayWHRV

Language:

English

Contact:

5200 Hampton Boulevard Norfolk, VA 23508 757-440-2665


Episodes

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

4/21/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:55

VEC / Virginia Elections / Local Journalism

4/20/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Afghanistan / Police Accountability

4/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:54:04

Sen. Tim Kaine / Marijuana Legalization In Virginia

4/14/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

The Windsor Police And Lt. Nazario

4/13/2021
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.

Duration:00:54:02

Unemployment / Vaccine Guidance

4/12/2021
We talk about how continuing unemployment is hitting people in Hampton Roads. Then we discuss how and where to get vaccinated.

Duration:00:53:59

Aaron Rouse / Pet Health

4/7/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

An Arts And Culture Renaissance?

4/6/2021
How will venues for the arts recover as COVID-19 recedes? Hear our discussion with Virginians at the center of this question.

Duration:00:54:09

Civil Rights And Police Transparency / Vaccines

4/5/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Gov. Ralph Northam / Travel Plans

3/31/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Retirement Planning / Finances During COVID

3/30/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:58

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

3/29/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Origins of Cancel Culture / Videoconference Fatigue

3/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:48:48

Bobby Dyer / Hospitality / Problem Gambling

3/23/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:04

Attacks Against Asian Americans / Masks

3/22/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Police Accountability / Economic Recovery

3/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:54:02

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

3/16/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:52

Vaccine Registration / Virginia Voting Rights Act

3/15/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:56

Soldier Citizens

3/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Sharing Your Vaccine Status / Concern Over Vaccines

3/9/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:58