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This week on HearSay, August 7-August 10
Monday, August 7
FROM THE HEADLINES: IN THE LINE OF FIRE
Controversy and mixed emotions continue in the aftermath of the death of Norfolk police officer Seneca Darden, killed by a fellow officer this Spring. Norfolk's new Vice Mayor is calling for action, and has some harsh criticism for the city's top cop. What do you think? We'll talk about it on today's HearSay.
Tuesday, August 8
Cathy visits with author Robert Jensen, professor of Media Ethics and Journalism at the University of Texas. His new novel, The Heart of Whiteness: Confronting Race, Racism and White Privilege, explores disparities in economic, social and educational levels between whites and ethnic minorities.
Wednesday, August 9
A TIME TO KILL?
Two-thirds of Americans support the death penalty for people convicted of murder, but developments in DNA technology and high-profile news stories about wrongful executions have sparked new debate over the public policy issue. In Virginia, capital punishment took center stage in the last Gubernatorial race. We'll examine the politics of death on today's HearSay.
Thursday, August 10
The much anticipated midterm elections are now just weeks away. Is a change in the air for control of Congress? We'll talk politics and polls on today's HearSay with Dr. Larry Sabato, Director of the UVA Center for Politics and Dr. Quentin Kidd, Professor in the Department of Government and Public Affairs at Christopher Newport University.
Christopher Newport University Dept. of Government and Public Affairs