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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

Finale

5/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:18

Pandemic Reflection / New Travel Options in Hampton Roads

5/25/2021
We discuss how the pandemic has changed us. Then, we learn about new ways to have an adventure that starts here in Eastern Virginia.

Duration:00:53:59

Virginia Elections / The Naro Cinema / The 2021 Hurricane Season

5/24/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

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

5/19/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Navigating New CDC Guidelines

5/18/2021
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?

Duration:00:53:59

Mask & Vaccine Update / The Long Journey Home

5/17/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Tax Returns / GOP Convention / Local Journalism

5/12/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Social Mobility / Hustle Culture / Veteran Entrepreneurs

5/11/2021
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

Duration:00:53:59

Vaccines And Kids / 2021 Elections

5/10/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Jim Orband Returns

5/5/2021
The legendary plant guru joins Cathy one last time to answer your botanical questions and say goodbye to the show.

Duration:00:53:58

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

5/4/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

The Economic Road Ahead / Gatherings / Minimum Wage

5/3/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Hampton Roads Regional Jail / Economic Development In Hampton Roads

4/28/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

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

4/27/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

Psychiatric Emergencies / COVID-19 & Learning Loss

4/26/2021
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.

Duration:00:53:59

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