This week on HearSay, August 14-August 17
Monday, August 14
FROM THE HEADLINES: REIGN OF TERROR
As the Middle East conflict deepens, we'll get reaction from members of the local Jewish and Lebanese communities. And the latest terror threat in Britain once again raises the question - Are we any better prepared now then we were before 9/11 for a terrorist attack? Let's talk about it on today's HearSay.
Tuesday, Augutst 15
PIRATES OF HAMPTON ROADS
We're not talking Johnny Depp or Orlando Bloom, but the real thing. Did you know that pirates once roamed these parts? We'll unearth fact from fiction about pirates' place in Hampton Roads history on today's HearSay with guests Lon Wagner, editor of a special Virginian-Pilot series “Out of the Sea: A Pirate Story in 13 Parts,” Kris Lane, Associate Professor of History at the College of William and Mary, and Donald Shomette, author of Pirates on the Chesapeake: Being a True History of Pirates, Picaroons, and Raiders on the Chesapeake Bay, 1610-1807.
Wednesday, August 16
THIRD WAY OUT?
The third crossing is one of the biggest items among Hampton Roads' transportation proposals and now there's talk of taking it off the table. Today on HearSay, we'll discuss the future of the third crossing with former VDOT Commissioner Phil Shucet, Senator Marty Williams, and Dana Dickens, Presdient and CEO of the Hampton Roads Partnership. We'll also get an update on the case of Abraham Cherrix with Associated Press reporter Sonja Barisic and attorney John Stepanovich, who represents Abraham's parents.
Thursday, August 17
SILENT TREATMENT: ADDICTION IN AMERICA
The face of addiction - it could be your neighbor, the teenager that baby-sits your child, even you. Every addict has their own story and many aren't seeking treatment for varying reasons - fear, shame, lack of money. We'll talk about the perils of addiction and the resources available in Hampton Roads for those fighting to overcome it, as described in a special five-week series in the Daily Press. Joining us will be local recovering addict Alvin Valentine, Daily Press reporter Alison Freehling, Dr. George Pratt, Executive Director of the Norfolk Community Services Board, and Dr. Kathleen Stack, psychiatrist at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Hampton.
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