Hosted by British born host Dr. Alan Campbell, Watching America combines interviews, engaging audio, and deep dive talks in to our local and national culture through the eloquent and ever-curious lens of a ‘Brit’ who has spent over two decades ‘figuring it all out’; Watching America.
Another View is a weekly call-in radio talk show that discusses today’s topics from an African American perspective.
All week, on each edition of Out of the Box, listen for songs from one of the best albums that’s just hitting stores and hear Paul Shugrue's review of that album.
Smart Pill is a podcast delivering concentrated knowledge on topics that are important to curious young professionals. Our goal? To help you talk and act more intelligently about the issues affecting your life. Produced by the WHRO Emerging Leaders Board, some episodes share recordings of our live salon series, while others, use interviews with experts to explore salon themes. Past themes: Sea Level Rise; the Impact of Digital Technology on Art; Diversity and Inclusion in Comics and Geek Cul ...
Another View is a public television program that addresses issues specific to the vibrant African American community of Hampton Roads.
This fall, HearSay is your resource for local election coverage. We'll be bringing you conversations with all the Hampton Roads candidates running for the House of Delegates. We will also interview candidates for Attorney General, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor. HearSay airs from Noon-1PM on 89.5 WHRV FM, public radio for Hampton Roads.
Go behind the scenes with national jazz artist Jae Sinnett as he shares his experience and knowledge with aspiring young jazz students to help fulfill their musical dreams and objectives. Each episode culminates in a student/mentor jazz performance.
Hear comments by those who make the arts so vibrant in Hampton Roads - conductors, musicians, singers, actors, teachers, visual artists. Learn about performances and get insight into the creative process from the artists themselves.
Sondra Woodward shares her lifelong affection for films and their scores on ReelSound. She promises healthy doses of classic and contemporary, along with westerns and sci-fi.
Innovation Now is a daily 90-second radio series and podcast that gives listeners a front row seat to hear compelling stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.
Local film critic and master storyteller Mal Vincent reflects on the decades he spent writing about films and entertainment and the celebrities he got to know along the way.
Highlighting the business news affecting Hampton Roads
Sharing veterans' stories, opportunities, and challenges.
Sometimes children say it best. Unafraid to say what they mean directly and unapologetically, most children will tell you exactly what they are thinking if you ask them. And sometimes they are wise beyond their years. Hampton Roads teacher and award-winning author, Lydia Netzer, found this out recently when she set out to get some answers from local children. After an exhaustive past few years of political rhetoric from politicians and pundits on “what will fix America,” Netzer decided to as ...
Another View is a public television program that addresses issues specific to the vibrant African American community of Hampton Roads.
In 2012 StoryCorps came to Hampton Roads as a part of their National Teachers Initiative.
WHRO arts and culture reporter Rebecca Weinstein brings you a fresh, exciting take on our vibrant local arts scene. A seasoned writer and classically trained soprano with a commitment to expanding audiences for the arts, she grew up and discovered her love of the performing arts in the Hampton Roads area, studied music at the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, and honed her arts writing skills while living and working in the Washington, D.C. area. Rebecca is your friendly, knowle ...
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 email@example.com
With every General Assembly seat on the ballot and some pivotal races right here in Hampton Roads, there's a lot at stake. Before you decide, be sure to listen to the candidates talk about the issues on HearSay with Cathy Lewis beginning Monday, October 22nd, from Noon – 1pm on 89.5 WHRV FM, public radio for Hampton Roads.
Here and Then is an award winning series of fast paced, information packed features hosted by local historian John Quarstein. Through this series of one-minute vignettes, viewers gain a perspective about the rich history of Hampton Roads through visits to Isle of Wight County and St. Lukes Church, Jamestown and the first settlers, Lincolns visit to Ft. Monroe and the first landing at Cape Henry and more.
NASA is finding ways to merge new technologies with those being readied for flight demonstration missions.By WHRO
As a professional NASCAR driver, he knew the suit he wore while racing used NASA spacesuit technology. Could that same technology be modified to protect cell phones from extreme heat or cold?By WHRO
The new album, “Animal” is the sound of folk singer Laura Marling going down the rabbit hole with Tunng’s Mark Lindsey.By 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
A NASA spinoff of the Groth Algorithm can be used to match the unique spots on animals.By WHRO
T.K. Thorne served on the police force in Birmingham, Alabama for more than two decades before retiring as a precinct captain. After that, she began the career she’d dreamt of since childhood as an award-winning author. Her latest book, “Behind the Magic Curtain: Secrets, Spies, and Unsung White Allies of Birmingham’s Civil Rights Days,” peels back…
Beekeepers, and other agricultural managers, can use NASA’s Earth science information to make sound decisions that will keep the bees buzzing all across the globe.By WHRO
Night after night in Black and Brown communities in Hampton Roads it's the same story - multiple shootings, oftentimes involving our youth. Norfolk Police Chief Larry Boone says gun violence is a public health crisis. Citizens in Portsmouth have taken to the streets in protest to stop the violence. Hampton residents are installing solar lights on t…
The Ascension Island telescope has a unique feature, a double horseshoe mount, designed to track fast moving objects, giving astronomers eyes on orbital debris.By WHRO
A team of scientists recently conducted field tests off the coast of Santa Barbara, California. The goal? Use satellites in space to not only map oil spills, but to understand where the slicks are thickest.By WHRO
The Hubble Space Telescope has returned to full operation, following recovery from a computer anomaly that suspended the telescope’s observations for more than a month.By WHRO
This twenty two year old blues phenom's 2019 debut was nominated for a Grammy and makes his new one, “662” highly anticipated. With fiery solos, soulful vocals and great songs, he doesn’t disappoint.By 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
A detailed elevation map will help VIPER search for ice on the Moon.By WHRO
Jemel McWilliams is the creative force behind performances you've likely seen-- John Legend, Janelle Mona, Alicia Keys, Lizzo, MAGIC! and The Walls Group have worked under his direction. His artistic vision has manifested on the multiple platforms, including the Oscars, Grammy's, Coachella, BET Awards, NBC's "The Voice," and numerous music videos. …
The FAA is working with partners, like NASA, to increase the efficiency of our national airspace system.By WHRO
Last month, Christopher Newport University announced an initiative called the New Musicals Lab. The New Musicals Lab brings together writers, directors, composers, designers, and performers from all over the country to create and workshop musical theatre in the safe haven of Hampton Roads. Rebecca Weinstein spoke with Artistic Producer Colin Ruffer…
Almost 400 bills in 48 states have been introduced this year proposing voting restrictions ahead of the 2022 elections. Seventeen states have enacted laws that tighten restrictions around casting ballots and running elections. Democratic legislators in Texas have literally left the state to stop that legislature from enacting voting rights restrict…
Scientists observe some space weather events with coronagraphs to reveal information about the sun’s atmosphere.By WHRO
A new virtual reality tool, developed in collaboration with NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, has adapted a system that hooks into real aircraft.By WHRO
Two identical spacecraft were built, each consisting of a lander and an orbiter designed to explore Mars.By WHRO
“Sob Rock” stylistically emulates a much maligned genre of music known as yacht rock.By 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
An inclined wall and ingenuous system of slings and cables meant that a suited astronaut walking sideways, could experience what it would be like to walk on the Moon.By WHRO
On this episode of Watching America, we hear from a former secret service agent who studied abnormal and forensic psychology. Mary Beth Wilkas Janke discusses her memoir, “The Protector: A Woman's Journey from the Secret Service to Guarding VIPs and Working in Some of the World's Most Dangerous Places.” Janke shares details of her harrowing adventu…
NASA’s Mosquito Habitat Mapper gives citizen scientists the option to identify mosquito species that could transmit diseases.By WHRO
Only 15% of Black Virginians have had at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Why? What is keeping Black folks from protecting themselves against this deadly virus? And what can be done to change hearts and minds? We welcome back cardiologist Dr. Keith Newby, but this time in a new role - Medical Director of Health Equity with Sentara. He is …
Cloud patterns can be used to determine the size and location of specific plant and animal habitats.By WHRO
Astronomers are enlisting the help of machines to reveal the basic traits of stars.By WHRO
Stellar Echo Imaging is an idea to try to get actual images of exoplanets.By WHRO
Jakob Dylan is the only original member and has released his first album since he officially turned his band into a solo project, the aptly titled “Exit Wounds.”By 89.5 WHRV-FM, Norfolk, VA
A team of NASA engineers are investigating the feasibility of shaping portions of an airplane’s wings in flight.By WHRO
Dr. Stephen Meyer has dedicated his life to the philosophy of science in an attempt to answer some of the most pressing questions in the universe. In this episode of Watching America, Meyer talks about his book, “Return of the God Hypothesis.” While intellectuals in the 19th century began insisting that science and religion were in a never-ending w…
From the famous Earthrise photo to stunning pictures of other worlds, NASA has captured millions of images that help us learn more about the universe around us.By WHRO
The AV Round Table takes a closer look at a few of the topics capturing the headlines. Coronavirus hospitalizations are on the rise, particularly in states where people are declining to be vaccinated. According to the Virginia Department of Health about half of all Virginians are fully vaccinated, but among African American's the number drops to le…
Thanks to cameras and microphones on the Perseverance rover, you can experience both the sights and sounds of Mars.By WHRO
The Space Canary is a NASA spinoff worth tweeting about.By WHRO
NASA’s Orion spacecraft is designed to accommodate astronauts of all sizes who may need to spend weeks at a time in the capsule.By WHRO
These Hubble images are stunning representations of cosmic fireworks that can be enjoyed by all.By WHRO
The legacy and the promise of John F. Kennedy, Jr. has always been a subject of controversy speculation in American culture. Now a scholar and friend of Kennedy comes forward with an important book to help unravel the mystery. In AMERICA'S RELUCTANT PRINCE: THE LIFE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY JR., Steven M. Gillon draws on his scholarship and his personal …
The gases, made up of substances similar to those found in fireworks, created colorful clouds that allowed researchers to track the flow of neutral and charged particles within the auroral wind.By WHRO
On July 1, 2021 adults 21 and older will legally be allowed to possess up to an ounce of marijuana. Owning more than an ounce up to a pound is a civil offense with a $25 fine. But outside of medical dispensaries, it is illegal to sell marijuana until 2024. So many questions. So much confusion. So much you need to know before you legally smoke weed.…
It’s her job to understand the different components of a spacecraft and then pull those all together in a simulation to give an estimate of how the vehicle’s going to perform during flight.By WHRO
NASA continues to lead the preparation for planetary defense, looking for asteroids we know are out there waiting to be found.By WHRO
SCALPSS data will help future landers safely deliver the larger, heavier payloads needed to put Artemis astronauts, and their equipment, on the Moon.By WHRO
Exploring comets, asteroids, and small moons can be a difficult task.By WHRO
Several years ago, Donna Francart started volunteering for a community crisis response team. She became aware of her innate compassion in dealing with difficult situations, which ultimately led her to a new line of work as a Deputy Coroner. Francart shares her experiences, documented through years of journaling, in her memoir, “I’ve Seen Dead Peopl…