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HearSay with Cathy Lewis
53 minutes | 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.
54 minutes | May 25, 2021
Pandemic Reflection / New Travel Options in Hampton Roads
We discuss how the pandemic has changed us. Then, we learn about new ways to have an adventure that starts here in Eastern Virginia.
54 minutes | May 24, 2021
Virginia Elections / The Naro Cinema / The 2021 Hurricane Season
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.
54 minutes | May 19, 2021
Military Budget / Youth Violence / White Buffalo: An American Prophecy
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.
54 minutes | May 18, 2021
Navigating New CDC Guidelines
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?
54 minutes | May 17, 2021
Mask & Vaccine Update / The Long Journey Home
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.
54 minutes | May 12, 2021
Tax Returns / GOP Convention / Local Journalism
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.
54 minutes | May 11, 2021
Social Mobility / Hustle Culture / Veteran Entrepreneurs
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
54 minutes | May 10, 2021
Vaccines And Kids / 2021 Elections
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.
54 minutes | May 5, 2021
Jim Orband Returns
The legendary plant guru joins Cathy one last time to answer your botanical questions and say goodbye to the show.
54 minutes | May 4, 2021
Sen. Warner / Tuition-Free Community College / Beach Rentals
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.
54 minutes | May 3, 2021
The Economic Road Ahead / Gatherings / Minimum Wage
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.
54 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
Hampton Roads Regional Jail / Economic Development In Hampton Roads
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.
54 minutes | Apr 27, 2021
Shooting Of Andrew Brown, Jr. / Broadway On Bank Street
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.
54 minutes | Apr 26, 2021
Psychiatric Emergencies / COVID-19 & Learning Loss
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.
54 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Chauvin Trial Verdict & Norfolk Police / Child Care Subsidy Program / North Carolina
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.
54 minutes | Apr 20, 2021
VEC / Virginia Elections / Local Journalism
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.
54 minutes | Apr 19, 2021
Afghanistan / Police Accountability
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.
54 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
Sen. Tim Kaine / Marijuana Legalization In Virginia
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.
54 minutes | Apr 13, 2021
The Windsor Police And Lt. Nazario
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.
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